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Pearson, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Pearson had a population of 2,187 as of July 1, 2017. Pearson ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pearson is located at latitude 31.2972 and longitude -82.854 in Atkinson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pearson (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Atkinson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 203 feet.

The City of Pearson (GNIS ID: 2404496) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Pearson is located within Pearson Division of Atkinson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pearson 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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Pearson, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,187
Daytime Population: Workers 1,010
Daytime Population: Residents 1,192
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,202
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 2,177
Population in Familes 1,791
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 652
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $34,486
Average Household Income $47,817
Per Capita Income $16,524


Total Housing Units 897 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 429 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 323 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $65,977
Average Home Value $107,809


Total Households 752
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 526
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.45% 0.7%
Households 0.37% 0.66%
Families 0.95% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Pearson, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pearson to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia 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 # 268 57th
Population Density # 262 58th
Diversity Index # 11 98th
Median Household Income # 432 31st
Per Capita Income # 533 15th

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