Pierson, Florida

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Pierson, Florida
Town
Motto: Fern Capital of the World
Location in Volusia County and the state of Florida
Location in Volusia County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 29°14′30″N 81°27′24″W / 29.24167°N 81.45667°W / 29.24167; -81.45667Coordinates: 29°14′30″N 81°27′24″W / 29.24167°N 81.45667°W / 29.24167; -81.45667
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Volusia
Settled 1876
Incorporated (town) 1926
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor James Sowell
 • Council Chairman Samuel Bennett
Area
 • Total 8.7 sq mi (22.7 km2)
 • Land 8.1 sq mi (21.1 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Elevation 75 ft (23 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,736
 • Density 200/sq mi (76/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32180
Area code(s) 386
FIPS code 12-56425[1]
GNIS feature ID 0288798[2]
Website http://townofpierson.org

Pierson is a town in Volusia County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,736 at the 2010 census.[3]

Pierson bills itself as the "Fern Capital of the World". The town is heavily reliant on agriculture which mainly consists of fern growing. Its ferns are exported worldwide for use in floral arrangements and other decorations.

Geography[edit]

Pierson is located at 29°14′30″N 81°27′24″W / 29.24167°N 81.45667°W / 29.24167; -81.45667 (29.241713, -81.456594)[4]. It is the northwesternmost incorporated town in Volusia County. U.S. Route 17 and County Road 3 (former US 17) run through the town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.7 square miles (23 km2). 8.1 square miles (21 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (6.86%) is water.

Notable inhabitants[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,596 people, 484 households, and 378 families residing in the town. The population density was 319.1 inhabitants per square mile (123.1/km²). There were 514 housing units at an average density of 63.2 per square mile (24.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 81.93% White, 4.93% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 11.48% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 62.44% of the population.

There were 484 households out of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.35 and the average family size was 3.71.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 18.7% from 18 to 24, 38.4% from 25 to 44, 14.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 142.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 149.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,773, and the median income for a family was $27,461. Males had a median income of $30,247 versus $14,605 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,450. About 22.8% of families and 33.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.9% of those under age 18 and 21.8% of those age 65 or over.

Town Hall[edit]

Town Hall

The Town Hall for Pierson is in a building shared with the local branch of BB&T bank.

James F. Sowell - Mayor
James T. Peterson - Council Member Seat 1
Billy M. Carter - Vice Chairman, Council Member Seat 2
Robert F. Greenlund - Council Member Seat 3
Samuel G.S. Bennett - Chairman, Council Member Seat 4
Herbert J. Bennett - Council Member Seat 5

Population statistics[edit]

Total 2010 Census Population for PIERSON, FL 1,736 100.00%
Under 5 years 175 10.10%
5 to 9 years 158 9.10%
10 to 14 years 141 8.10%
15 to 19 years 152 8.80%
20 to 24 years 109 6.30%
25 to 29 years 115 6.60%
30 to 34 years 116 6.70%
35 to 39 years 123 7.10%
40 to 44 years 90 5.20%
45 to 49 years 94 5.40%
50 to 54 years 120 6.90%
55 to 59 years 87 5.00%
60 to 64 years 79 4.60%
65 to 69 years 68 3.90%
70 to 74 years 40 2.30%
75 to 79 years 30 1.70%
80 to 84 years 23 1.30%
85 years and over 16 0.90%


Median age (years) 30.7 ( X )

16 years and over 1,229 70.80%
18 years and over 1,164 67.10%
21 years and over 1,086 62.60%
62 years and over 230 13.20%
65 years and over 177 10.20%


Male population of PIERSON, FL 919 52.90%
Under 5 years 84 4.80%
5 to 9 years 84 4.80%
10 to 14 years 81 4.70%
15 to 19 years 86 5.00%
20 to 24 years 57 3.30%
25 to 29 years 72 4.10%
30 to 34 years 60 3.50%
35 to 39 years 63 3.60%
40 to 44 years 46 2.60%
45 to 49 years 41 2.40%
50 to 54 years 76 4.40%
55 to 59 years 45 2.60%
60 to 64 years 42 2.40%
65 to 69 years 30 1.70%
70 to 74 years 22 1.30%
75 to 79 years 15 0.90%
80 to 84 years 9 0.50%
85 years and over 6 0.30%

Median age (years) 29.7 ( X )

16 years and over 649 37.40%
18 years and over 612 35.30%
21 years and over 574 33.10%
62 years and over 109 6.30%
65 years and over 82 4.70%


Female population of PIERSON, FL 817 47.10%
Under 5 years 91 5.20%
5 to 9 years 74 4.30%
10 to 14 years 60 3.50%
15 to 19 years 66 3.80%
20 to 24 years 52 3.00%
25 to 29 years 43 2.50%
30 to 34 years 56 3.20%
35 to 39 years 60 3.50%
40 to 44 years 44 2.50%
45 to 49 years 53 3.10%
50 to 54 years 44 2.50%
55 to 59 years 42 2.40%
60 to 64 years 37 2.10%
65 to 69 years 38 2.20%
70 to 74 years 18 1.00%
75 to 79 years 15 0.90%
80 to 84 years 14 0.80%
85 years and over 10 0.60%

Median age (years) 32.3 ( X )

16 years and over 580 33.40%
18 years and over 552 31.80%
21 years and over 512 29.50%
62 years and over 121 7.00%
65 years and over 95 5.50%

POPULATION BY RACE FOR PIERSON, FL
What is the Population of PIERSON, FL 1,736 100.00%
One Race 1,702 98.00%
White 998 57.50%
Black or African American 83 4.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native 6 0.30%
Asian 8 0.50%
Asian Indian 0 0.00%
Chinese 0 0.00%
Filipino 1 0.10%
Japanese 1 0.10%
Korean 3 0.20%
Vietnamese 3 0.20%
Other Asian 0 0.00%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0 0.00%
Native Hawaiian 0 0.00%
Guamanian or Chamorro 0 0.00%
Samoan 0 0.00%
Other Pacific Islander 0 0.00%
Hispanic 607 35.00%
Two or More Races 34 2.00%
White; American Indian and Alaska Native 4 0.20%
White; Asian 1 0.10%
White; Black or African American 5 0.30%
White; Some Other Race 11 0.60%


Race alone or in combination with one or more other races:
White 1,019 58.70%
Black or African American 97 5.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native 13 0.70%
Asian 13 0.70%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0 0.00%
Some Other Race 628 36.20%


HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATION FOR PIERSON, FL
Total population 1,736 100.00%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 940 54.10%
Mexican 910 52.40%
Puerto Rican 8 0.50%
Cuban 7 0.40%
Other Hispanic or Latino 15 0.90%
Not Hispanic or Latino 796 45.90%


HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
Total population 1,736 100.00%
Hispanic or Latino 940 54.10%
White alone 305 17.60%
Black or African American alone 3 0.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0 0.00%
Asian alone 2 0.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 0 0.00%
Some Other Race alone 606 34.90%
Two or More Races 24 1.40%
Not Hispanic or Latino 796 45.90%
White alone 693 39.90%
Black or African American alone 80 4.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 6 0.30%
Asian alone 6 0.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 0 0.00%
Some Other Race alone 1 0.10%
Two or More Races 10 0.60%


RELATIONSHIP
The Population of PIERSON, FL 1,736 100.00%
In households 1,674 96.40%
Householder 486 28.00%
Spouse 291 16.80%
Child 610 35.10%
Own child under 18 years 440 25.30%
Other relatives 168 9.70%
Under 18 years 84 4.80%
65 years and over 14 0.80%
Nonrelatives 119 6.90%
Under 18 years 20 1.20%
65 years and over 3 0.20%
Unmarried partner 46 2.60%
In group quarters 62 3.60%
Institutionalized population 0 0.00%
Male 0 0.00%
Female 0 0.00%
Noninstitutionalized population 62 3.60%
Male 33 1.90%
Female 29 1.70%


HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE
Total households for PIERSON, FL 486 100.00%
Family households (families) 381 78.40%
With own children under 18 years 194 39.90%
Husband-wife family 291 59.90%
With own children under 18 years 141 29.00%
Male householder, no wife present 34 7.00%
With own children under 18 years 21 4.30%
Female householder, no husband present 56 11.50%
With own children under 18 years 32 6.60%
Nonfamily households 105 21.60%
Householder living alone 73 15.00%
Male 36 7.40%
65 years and over 8 1.60%
Female 37 7.60%
65 years and over 28 5.80%

Households with individuals under 18 years 229 47.10%
Households with individuals 65 years and over 132 27.20%

Average household size of PIERSON, FL 3.44 ( X )
Average family size for PIERSON, FL 3.81 ( X )


HOUSING OCCUPANCY
Total housing units 540 100.00%
Occupied housing units 486 90.00%
Vacant housing units 54 10.00%
For rent 11 2.00%
Rented, not occupied 0 0.00%
For sale only 10 1.90%
Sold, not occupied 3 0.60%
For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use 2 0.40%
All other vacants 28 5.20%


Homeowner vacancy rate (percent) 2.9 ( X )
Rental vacancy rate (percent) 6.8 ( X )


HOUSING TENURE
Occupied housing units 486 100.00%
Owner-occupied housing units 336 69.10%
Population in owner-occupied housing units 1,071 ( X )
Average household size of owner-occupied units 3.19 ( X )
Renter-occupied housing units 150 30.90%
Population in renter-occupied housing units 603 ( X )
Average household size of renter-occupied units 4.02 ( X )

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