Pearl River is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 2,610 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pearl River is the 143rd largest community in Louisiana. Much of the housing stock in Pearl River was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Pearl River economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Pearl River, where the median household income is $56,061.00.
Pearl River real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Pearl River house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns, Pearl River isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pearl River are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pearl River is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pearl River who work in sales jobs (11.31%), food service (10.86%), and office and administrative support (9.86%).
Also of interest is that Pearl River has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Pearl River has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Pearl River has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Pearl River than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Pearl River may be for you.
In Pearl River, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.34 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Pearl River with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.50% of adults in Pearl River have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pearl River in 2018 was $32,426, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,704 for a family of four. However, Pearl River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Pearl River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pearl River residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pearl River include Italian, French, German, Irish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Pearl River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.