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Pearisburg is a town in Giles County, in the Blacksburg-Christiansburg metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Capt. George Pearis, who operated a ferry here

The latitude of Pearisburg is 37.326N. The longitude is -80.735W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,808 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,793.


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Median household income
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$33,720
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pearisburg demographic reports
Pearisburg is on the New River
Former and merged names include:
· Pearsburg
Nearby parks & recreation: Appalachian Trail, White Rocks Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Andrew Johnston House / Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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10% of Pearisburg residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pearisburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pearisburg was $17,412, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Pearisburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Pearisburg include Pearisburg Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Pearisburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $293.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $689.


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Libraries in Pearisburg include Pearisburg Public Library ... View libraries

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Giles County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pearisburg political report.

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The average commute time for Pearisburg workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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