Perry, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 265 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.6%
 
Males: 129  (48.8%)
Females: 136  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  42.3 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72125.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,968 (it was $31,750 in 2000)
Perry:

$38,968
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,648 (it was $12,803 in 2000)

Perry town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,050 (it was $34,300 in 2000)
Perry:

$62,050
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $85,130; Detached houses: $95,938; Mobile homes: $26,889

Median gross rent in 2012: $613.

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Perry races chart
  • White alone - 259 (95.9%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.4%)

Races in Perry detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Perry: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Latest news from Perry, AR collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: Irish (29.0%), English (15.4%), United States (8.6%), German (7.1%), Dutch (3.8%), Swedish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 308 feet

Land area: 0.42 square miles.

Population density: 626 people per square mile   (low).

Perry,AR real estate house value index trend

Perry, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Perry:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Perry town:

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 17.7%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Perry, Arkansas as of March 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Perry to the number of sex offenders is 53 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $444 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $329 (0.7%)

Perry satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Little Rock, AR (34.0 miles , pop. 183,133).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (159.9 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (276.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Perryville, AR (1.7 miles ), Oppelo, AR (2.0 miles ), Houston, AR (2.4 miles) , Adona, AR (2.4 miles) , Morrilton, AR (2.9 miles ), Bigelow, AR (3.1 miles ), Fourche, AR (3.3 miles) , Plumerville, AR (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $19,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $43,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $59,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $40,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.05 N, Longitude: 92.80 W

Area code: 501

Perry household income distribution Perry home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +32 (+11.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (25%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)

Work and jobs in Perry: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Perry, Arkansas

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Tornado activity:

Perry-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 137% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/5/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the Perry town center killed 13 people and injured 139 people and caused $119 million in damages.

On 4/10/1965, a category F4 tornado 19.6 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 200 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Perry-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 34.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 35.8 miles away from Perry center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 145.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 197.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 233.9 miles away from Perry center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 136.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Perry County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Perry topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Perry:

  • PERRY COUNTY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PERRYVILLE, AR)
  • COTTONWOOD PLACE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; MORRILTON, AR)
  • BROOKRIDGE COVE REHABILITATION AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MORRILTON, AR)
  • PETIT JEAN HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; MORRILTON, AR)
  • ST VINCENT MORRILTON Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; MORRILTON, AR)
  • RIVER CHASE REHABILITATION AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MORRILTON, AR)
  • CONWAY COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; MORRILTON, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perry:

  • University of Central Arkansas (about 20 miles; Conway, AR; Full-time enrollment: 9,972)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 26 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 34 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 34 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • National Park Community College (about 42 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 51 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)
  • Harding University (about 62 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)

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Notable locations in Perry: Perry Police Department (A), Perry Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Perry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 56.3. This is better than average.

City:

56.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 12.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.0%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.9% for American Indian residents, 35.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.5%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.4%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Perry compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Perry travel time to work - commute Perry mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (36%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Perry town (based on Perry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.65%
Here: 50.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents65.0%8.2%7.6%6.4%12.8%
Congregations38.2%14.7%11.8%11.8%23.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Perry County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Perry County:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Perry County:

28.1%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.7%
State:

13.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$775
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,576
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$550
Firefighters 0$0 1$100
Sewerage 0$0 1$524
Water Supply 0$0 1$524
Totals for Government 0$0 14$4,049

Perry government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($3.77)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($101.89)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($60.38)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($45.28)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($33.96)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($30.19)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($26.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($3.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $36,000 ($135.85)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($52.83)

Perry government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,000 ($67.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($37.74)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $16,000 ($60.38)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($3.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $39,000 ($147.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($52.83)
    General Support: $4,000 ($15.09)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $6,000 ($22.64)
    Property: $4,000 ($15.09)

Perry government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $286,000 ($1079.25)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $282,000 ($1064.15)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($15.09)

Perry government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $89,000 ($335.85)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,000 ($15.09)

7.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,130 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Faulkner County, AR  1.83% ($30,968 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  1.04% ($40,361)
from Conway County, AR  0.84% ($22,345)


8.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.44%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Faulkner County, AR  1.75% ($30,459 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  1.32% ($25,848)
to Conway County, AR  1.09% ($26,105)

Strongest AM radio stations in Perry:

  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KCAB (980 AM; 5 kW; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KVOM (800 AM; 0 kW; MORRILTON, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KARN (920 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDXE (1380 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RADIO DISNEY AM 1380, LLC)
  • KLRG (1150 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KGFL (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINTON, AR; Owner: KING-SULIVAN RADIO)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KITA (1440 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KITA, INCORPORATED)
  • KCON (1230 AM; 1 kW; CONWAY, AR; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEE OF THE UNIV. OF CEN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Perry:

  • KSSN (95.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKPT (94.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC.)
  • KABZ (103.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC)
  • KURB (98.5 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDJE (100.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMJX (105.1 FM; CONWAY, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCJC (102.3 FM; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KVOM-FM (101.7 FM; MORRILTON, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KARV-FM (101.3 FM; OLA, AR; Owner: KERM INC)
  • KUAR (89.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES OF UNIV. OF ARKANSAS)
  • KHKN (106.7 FM; BENTON, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KVLD (99.3 FM; ATKINS, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KABF (88.3 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS BROADCASTING FOUNDATION INC)
  • KSBC (90.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMSX (94.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLAL (107.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWLR (96.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KASR (92.7 FM; CONWAY, AR; Owner: CREATIVE MEDIA INCORPORATED)

TV broadcast stations around Perry:

  • KTHV (Channel 11; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KLRT-TV (Channel 16; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KARK-TV (Channel 4; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KARK-TV, INC.)
  • KWBF (Channel 42; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKYK-LP (Channel 22; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)
  • KATV (Channel 7; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KATV, LLC)
  • KETS (Channel 2; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KHTE-LP (Channel 44; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K27FF (Channel 27; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KASN (Channel 38; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLRA-LP (Channel 58; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • K34FH (Channel 34; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KHUG-LP (Channel 14; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: LITTLE ROCK TV-14, L.L.C.)

Perry fatal accident list:

Sep 22, 1986 01:40 AM, 9s6, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC5IAM, Licensee ID: L00855077
    Grant Date: 04/28/2004, Expiration Date: 07/14/2014, Certifier: James M Loyd
    Registrant: James M Loyd, 33 Haynes Ln, Perry, AR 72125

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Perry, AR
Most common first names in Perry, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1368.7 years
William867.5 years
Mary674.7 years
John683.5 years
Joe481.7 years
Doris374.3 years
Jewell368.0 years
Catherine366.7 years
Nancy375.3 years
Alice382.6 years
Most common last names in Perry, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mcghee1279.4 years
Jones770.6 years
Cody573.0 years
Holbrook579.6 years
Glenn584.4 years
Sharp582.8 years
Rehm478.5 years
Wood474.5 years
Andrews472.5 years
Farish475.0 years

Perry on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Service occupations:"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and related products"
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