Pearson, Georgia
Pearson City Hall and Police Department
Pearson City Hall and Police Department
Motto(s): 
Visit for a day, or stay for a lifetime
Location in Atkinson County and the state of Georgia
Location in Atkinson County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°17′54″N 82°51′10″W / 31.29833°N 82.85278°W / 31.29833; -82.85278
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyAtkinson
Incorporated (city)Dec. 27, 1890
Area
 • Total3.36 sq mi (8.71 km2)
 • Land3.35 sq mi (8.68 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
203 ft (62 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,821
 • Density543.26/sq mi (209.73/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31642
Area code912
FIPS code13-59808[2]
GNIS feature ID0332626[3]
Websitewww.pearson-ga.com

Pearson is a city in Atkinson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,821 in 2020.[2] The city is the county seat of Atkinson County.[4]

History

Pearson was founded in 1875 as a depot on the Brunswick and Western Railroad. It was incorporated as a town in 1890 and in 1916 as a city.[5] The community was named after Benajah Pearson, a veteran of the Second Seminole War.[6][7]

Geography

Pearson is located at 31°17′54″N 82°51′10″W / 31.29833°N 82.85278°W / 31.29833; -82.85278 (31.298368, -82.852827), within Southeast Georgia.[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.7 km2), of which 0.0077 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.28%, is water.[9]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1900336
191055866.1%
192079241.9%
1930712−10.1%
19401,05748.5%
19501,40232.6%
19601,61515.2%
19701,7005.3%
19801,8277.5%
19901,714−6.2%
20001,8055.3%
20102,11717.3%
20201,821−14.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
Pearson racial composition as of 2020[11]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 533 29.27%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 553 30.37%
Native American 4 0.22%
Asian 8 0.44%
Pacific Islander 2 0.11%
Other/Mixed 40 2.2%
Hispanic or Latino 681 37.4%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,821 people, 674 households, and 426 families residing in the city.

Education

Atkinson County students in K-12 grades are in the Atkinson County School District, which consists of a two elementary schools (each includes a pre-school program) and a high school.[12] The district has 102 full-time teachers and over 1,648 students as of 2010.[13]

Media

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  5. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 242. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  6. ^ "Counties".
  7. ^ "Atkinson County, Georgia". Our Georgia History. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Pearson city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved May 6, 2013.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 14, 2021.
  12. ^ "Schools in Atkinson County". Georgia Board of Education. Retrieved October 9, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Free District Report, Retrieved May 29, 2010.