Pearisburg, Virginia

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Population in 2019: 2,636 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.4%
 
Males: 1,205  (45.7%)
Females: 1,431  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

40.3 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24134.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,806 (it was $33,720 in 2000)
Pearisburg:

$61,806
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,345 (it was $17,412 in 2000)

Pearisburg town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $126,581 (it was $74,700 in 2000)
Pearisburg:

$126,581
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $146,176; detached houses: $156,699; townhouses or other attached units: $177,371; mobile homes: $50,892

Median gross rent in 2019: $755.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pearisburg: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.4%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Pearisburg, Virginia as of December 03, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pearisburg is 114 to 1.


Crime rates in Pearisburg by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.8)
3
(111.2)
1
(36.9)
2
(74.7)
1
(37.7)
2
(74.5)
2
(75.7)
1
(37.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(75.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(72.2)
2
(72.3)
2
(72.1)
1
(35.5)
1
(35.8)
1
(37.1)
1
(36.9)
2
(74.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(111.8)
1
(37.8)
1
(37.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(463.5)
5
(180.5)
7
(253.0)
4
(144.2)
6
(212.8)
4
(143.3)
4
(148.2)
6
(221.2)
3
(112.1)
8
(301.3)
6
(223.6)
5
(189.2)
3
(113.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
49
(1,747)
52
(1,877)
62
(2,241)
54
(1,947)
57
(2,022)
90
(3,225)
79
(2,927)
88
(3,245)
75
(2,803)
66
(2,486)
49
(1,826)
38
(1,438)
57
(2,160)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.1)
2
(72.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(106.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(74.1)
2
(73.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(75.3)
3
(111.8)
6
(227.0)
7
(265.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index102.3133.9138.4102.4111.4174.8229.7199.1194.7179.3179.6157.0153.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Pearisburg, VA

Crime rate in Pearisburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.65
Virginia average:

2.27
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Ancestries: American (31.8%), German (12.6%), English (11.4%), European (5.8%), French (2.0%), Greek (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1914

Elevation: 1804 feet

Land area: 3.06 square miles.

Population density: 860 people per square mile   (low).

Pearisburg, Virginia map

80 residents are foreign born (3.0% Latin America).

This town:

3.0%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,139 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $915 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (42.9 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (100.2 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (353.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Narrows, VA (2.0 miles ),
Pembroke, VA (2.3 miles ),
Peterstown, WV (2.4 miles ),
Rich Creek, VA (2.5 miles ),
Glen Lyn, VA (2.8 miles),
Parrott, VA (3.3 miles ),
Belspring, VA (3.4 miles ),
Oakvale, WV (3.6 miles)

Latitude: 37.33 N, Longitude: 80.73 W

Area code: 540

Distribution of median household income in Pearisburg, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Pearisburg, VA in 2019
Pearisburg satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $257,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $283,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2018: 7 buildings, average cost: $228,600
  • 2019: 4 buildings, average cost: $302,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Pearisburg, VA residents
Average permit cost in Pearisburg, VA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.9%
Virginia:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +58 (+2.2%).
Most common industries in Pearisburg, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Chemicals (6.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Chemicals (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.8%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.1%)
  • Health care (16.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Chemicals (5.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Pearisburg, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Carpenters (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Registered nurses (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.8%)

Average climate in Pearisburg, Virginia

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Pearisburg, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 14.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.03. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.03
U.S.:

1.79

Tornado activity:

Pearisburg-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.6 miles away from the Pearisburg town center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 36.2 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pearisburg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 158.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 62.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 185.7 miles away from Pearisburg center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 69.4 miles away from Pearisburg center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 147.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Giles County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pearisburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Pearisburg:

  • CARILION GILES COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 159 HARTLEY WAY)
  • GILES MEM HOSP INC (provides emergency services, 235 S BUCHANAN ST)
  • BMA - GILES (1615 WENONOAH AVE)

Heliports located in Pearisburg:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pearisburg:

  • New River Community College (about 16 miles; Dublin, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,007)
  • Concord University (about 17 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • Radford University (about 17 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 19 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 32 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Roanoke College (about 38 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • American National University (about 40 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)

Public high school in Pearisburg:

  • GILES HIGH (Students: 666, Location: 1825 WENONAH AVENUE, Grades: 8-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Pearisburg:

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Library in Pearisburg:

  • PEARISBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $241,591; Location: 209 FORT BRANCH ROAD; 49,981 books; 2,289 audio materials; 1,708 video materials; 18 state licensed databases; 104 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Giles County Courthouse (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Center: Maxway Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Pearisburg include: Church of God of Prophecy (A), Pearisburg Baptist Church (B), Pearisburg Presbyterian Church (C), Bluff City United Methodist Church (D), Curve Road United Methodist Church (E), Holy Family Roman Catholic Church (F), Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mason French Cemetery (1), Birchlawn Burial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Andrew Johnston House Museum (208 North Main Street), Giles County - Historical Society (Museums; 208 North Main Street).

Hotel: Holiday Motor Lodge (401 North Main Street).

Court: Giles County - Courts- Circuit Court Judge (120 North Main Street).

Birthplace of: Rick Kingrea - Football player.

Giles County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pearisburg and their reported violations in the past:

HOGES CHAPEL (Population served: 1,114, Purch groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
FAIRVIEW ACRES COMMUNITY CLUB (Population served: 124, Purch groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-06-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-21-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
CURVE ROAD (Population served: 88, Purch groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-06-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-04-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pearisburg that have no violations reported:

  • GILES COUNTY PSA (Population served: 0, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

62.7%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.3%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
13 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
3 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
12 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Pearisburg (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Pearisburg Branch at 800 Wenonah Avenue, branch established on 1963/10/03. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • The National Bank of Blacksburg: Pearisburg Branch at 201 Main Street, branch established on 1989/05/12. Info updated 2006/06/01: Bank assets: $1,063.8 mil, Deposits: $919.4 mil, headquarters in Blacksburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: National Bankshares, Inc.
  • StellarOne Bank: Pearisburg Branch at 605 Wenonah Avenue, branch established on 1965/07/19. Info updated 2008/06/06: Bank assets: $2,911.7 mil, Deposits: $2,404.3 mil, headquarters in Christiansburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Stellarone Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Pearisburg:

Marital status in Pearisburg, VA
  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Pearisburg:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Virginia average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Pearisburg
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pearisburg, VA (based on Giles County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,11833
Mainline Protestant3,74134
Other5282
Black Protestant1801
Catholic971
None8,622-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

4.07 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Giles County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Giles County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

8.72 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Giles County:

9.5%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.1%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.2%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.8%
Virginia:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Pearisburg:

48.3%
Virginia:

48.6%

Average BMI:
Pearisburg:

28.9
Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Pearisburg:

18.8%
Virginia:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Pearisburg:

9.9%
Virginia:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Pearisburg:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.5%
Virginia:

33.5%

General health condition:
Pearisburg:

57.6%
Virginia:

57.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.2%
Virginia:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pearisburg, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 10$14,336$17,2031$168
Streets and Highways 8$21,319$31,9790$0
Police Protection - Officers 7$28,786$49,3470$0
Financial Administration 4$11,930$35,7900$0
Water Supply 3$12,332$49,3280$0
Sewerage 3$11,381$45,5240$0
Local Libraries 3$8,806$35,2241$972
Other and Unallocable 3$9,103$36,4120$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,049$36,5883$2,059
Totals for Government 42$121,043$34,5845$3,199

Pearisburg government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $94,000 ($35.66)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $781,000 ($296.28)
    Police Protection: $686,000 ($260.24)
    Regular Highways: $530,000 ($201.06)
    Sewerage: $342,000 ($129.74)
    Central Staff Services: $284,000 ($107.74)
    Libraries: $252,000 ($95.60)
    General Public Buildings: $196,000 ($74.36)
    Financial Administration: $187,000 ($70.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $169,000 ($64.11)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $80,000 ($30.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $68,000 ($25.80)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $49,000 ($18.59)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $31,000 ($11.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $78,000 ($29.59)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $145,000 ($55.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,475,000 ($559.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $34,000 ($12.90)

Pearisburg government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $507,000 ($192.34)
    Other: $126,000 ($47.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000 ($17.07)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $1,000 ($0.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $145,000 ($55.01)
    Fines and Forfeits: $51,000 ($19.35)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($3.41)
    Rents: $5,000 ($1.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $830,000 ($314.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $502,000 ($190.44)
    Other: $161,000 ($61.08)
    General Local Government Support: $122,000 ($46.28)
  • Tax - Property: $822,000 ($311.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $491,000 ($186.27)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $238,000 ($90.29)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $141,000 ($53.49)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $58,000 ($22.00)
    Public Utilities Sales: $58,000 ($22.00)
    Motor Vehicle License: $42,000 ($15.93)
    Public Utility License: $13,000 ($4.93)
    Other License: $12,000 ($4.55)

Pearisburg government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,728,000 ($1793.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,626,000 ($1754.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $274,000 ($103.95)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $171,000 ($64.87)

Pearisburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,706,000 ($647.19)

4.55% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,070 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Montgomery County, VA  1.02% ($52,156 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, VA  0.48% ($36,833)
to Monroe County, WV  0.32% ($22,950)
Businesses in Pearisburg, VA
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Ford1RadioShack1
GNC1Rite Aid1
Goodwill1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Pearisburg:

  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPIN (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: DUBLIN RADIO)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRAD (1460 AM; 5 kW; RADFORD, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWVT (1260 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pearisburg:

  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFNR-FM (100.7 FM; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • W244AV (96.7 FM; BLACKSBURG, ETC., VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W273AA (102.5 FM; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WBRW (105.3 FM; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
Pearisburg fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Pearisburg fatal accident list:

Jun 30, 2018 11:15 AM, Hartley Way, Lat: 37.333550, Lon: -80.710439, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 1, 2014 12:58 AM, Us-460 East, Thomas Drive, Lat: 37.335247, Lon: -80.751186, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 2, 2009 07:12 PM, Us-460, Rt 643, Lat: 37.338908, Lon: -80.756894, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 2, 2008 02:41 AM, Sr-100, Lat: 37.321185, Lon: -80.730070, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 25, 2000 03:15 AM, Sr-100, Lat: 37.322176, Lon: -80.731301, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 3, Drunk persons involved: 2
May 5, 1993 12:57 AM, Mainst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 420ft / 128mTotal length
  • $1,968,000Total costs
  • 92,714Total average daily traffic
  • 7,638Total average daily truck traffic
  • 133,724Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pearisburg, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pearisburg, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pearisburg)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Pearisburg, VA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pearisburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 98134, N98134, N-98134, Serial Number: 28-26064, Airworthiness Date: 06/23/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 03/09/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Robert A Givens, 900 Henson Ave, Pearisburg, VA 24134
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/30/2018

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 15. The highest number of fires - 42 took place in 2017, and the least - 3 in 2013. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Pearisburg, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (46.0%), and Outside Fires (39.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pearisburg, VA
    • 10846.0%Structure Fires
    • 9339.6%Outside Fires
    • 2711.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 73.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pearisburg, VA
Most common first names in Pearisburg, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8074.8 years
William6173.6 years
Mary5976.2 years
John5174.0 years
Robert4472.9 years
George3575.1 years
Charles2771.4 years
Paul1873.8 years
Frank1875.2 years
Virginia1774.7 years
Most common last names in Pearisburg, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martin3672.5 years
Stafford3477.8 years
Johnston3275.3 years
Thompson2576.8 years
Williams2476.8 years
Johnson2474.5 years
Sadler2073.5 years
Robertson1781.6 years
Albert1673.1 years
Dennis1676.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pearisburg, VA
  • 66.7%Electricity
  • 24.0%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pearisburg, VA
  • 70.0%Electricity
  • 30.0%Utility gas


Pearisburg compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Pearisburg on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved more then 10 years ago (1,000+ households)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
There are 4 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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