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Pearl River, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Pearl River had a population of 2,452 as of July 1, 2017. Pearl River ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pearl River is located at latitude 30.3714 and longitude -89.7504 in St. Tammany Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pearl River (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. St. Tammany Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Town of Pearl River (GNIS ID: 2407087) 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.

The Town of Pearl River is located within Parish Governing Authority District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Tammany Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pearl River 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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Pearl River, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,452
Daytime Population: Workers 1,008
Daytime Population: Residents 1,636
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,644
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 2,452
Population in Familes 1,986
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 666
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $34,645
Average Household Income $53,908
Per Capita Income $20,141


Total Housing Units 1,023 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 689 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 250 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $175,699
Average Home Value $211,756


Total Households 939
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 637
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 1.13% 1.33%
Households 1.12% 1.29%
Families 0.97% 1.17%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Pearl River, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pearl River to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana 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 # 178 63rd
Population Density # 214 55th
Diversity Index # 417 12th
Median Household Income # 331 30th
Per Capita Income # 315 34th

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