Pierson is a very small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 1,772 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pierson is the 375th largest community in Florida.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Pierson is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 48.52% of the Pierson workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Pierson is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pierson who work in office and administrative support (12.92%), teaching (11.44%), and farm management occupations (11.25%).
Another important characteristic of Pierson is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Pierson is worth considering.
Despite the fact that it is a small town, Pierson has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the town for affordable transportation.
In Pierson, just 10.37% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Pierson in 2010 was $18,755, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,020 for a family of four. However, Pierson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pierson is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Pierson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pierson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pierson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.58% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pierson include English, French , Irish, and Swedish.
In addition, Pierson has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.08%).
The most common language spoken in Pierson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.