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Pierson, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Pierson had a population of 1,849 as of July 1, 2017. Pierson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pierson is located at latitude 29.2378 and longitude -81.4607 in Volusia County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pierson (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.58 sq. miles. Volusia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Town of Pierson (GNIS ID: 2407108) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Pierson is located within Pierson-Seville CCD of Volusia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pierson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Pierson, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,849
Daytime Population: Workers 1,144
Daytime Population: Residents 1,149
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,293
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 1,823
Population in Familes 1,546
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 226
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $35,470
Average Household Income $51,034
Per Capita Income $17,467


Total Housing Units 568 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 362 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 150 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $156,897
Average Home Value $239,986


Total Households 512
Average Household Size 3.56
Family Households 370
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.87% 0.99%
Households 0.72% 0.96%
Families -0.4% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   3.51%

Pierson, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pierson to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 672 27th
Population Density # 822 11th
Diversity Index # 22 98th
Median Household Income # 771 16th
Per Capita Income # 790 14th

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