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Pearl River, New York - Basic Facts

The Pearl River Census Designated Place had a population of 16,691 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Pearl River is located at latitude 41.0616 and longitude -74.0078 in Rockland County. The formal boundaries for the Pearl River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.4 sq. miles. Rockland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 243 feet.

The Pearl River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389653) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Pearl River Census Designated Place is located within Town of Orangetown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockland County.

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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pearl River: Middletown, Muddy Creek.

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Pearl River, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,691
Population in Households 16,624
Population in Familes 14,584
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density2 2,455
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $115,857
Average Household Income $154,433
Per Capita Income $55,124


Total Housing Units 6,105 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,779 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,165 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $509,154
Average Home Value $618,806


Total Households 5,944
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 4,345
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 0.61% 0.61%
Households 0.59% 0.57%
Families 0.49% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Pearl River, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pearl River to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 113 91st
Population Density # 346 71st
Diversity Index # 481 60th
Median Household Income # 155 87th
Per Capita Income # 173 86th

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