Pierson is a very small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 1,893 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. 47.76% 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, service providers, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Pierson who work in farm management occupations (14.18%), management occupations (9.33%), and office and administrative support (8.21%).
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.
Also of interest is that Pierson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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.
One downside of living in Pierson, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.88 minutes every day commuting to work.
In Pierson, just 8.56% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Pierson in 2018 was $19,409, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,636 for a family of four. However, Pierson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Pierson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.63% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Pierson is an extremely 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 42.36% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pierson include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and French.
In addition, Pierson has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.02%).
The most common language spoken in Pierson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.