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Population in 2012: 7,981 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.6%
 

Males: 3,993  (50.0%)
Females: 3,988  (50.0%)

Median resident age:  33.3 years
Iowa median age:  42.7 years

Zip codes: 50220.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $38,469 (it was $35,429 in 2000)
Perry:

$38,469
Iowa:

$49,427
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $16,268

Perry city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $86,514 (it was $67,100 in 2000)
Perry:

$86,514
Iowa:

$123,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $92,508; Detached houses: $94,225; Townhouses or other attached units: $216,451; In 2-unit structures: $122,194; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $136,294; Mobile homes: $17,557

Median gross rent in 2011: $547.

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  • White alone - 4,709 (61.1%)
  • Hispanic - 2,692 (35.0%)
  • Black alone - 120 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 81 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 60 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 12 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 10 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Perry: 90.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (23.7%), Irish (8.7%), English (7.3%), United States (5.2%), Norwegian (2.4%), Danish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/18/1875

Elevation: 998 feet

Land area: 3.70 square miles.

Population density: 2154 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Perry:

  • High school or higher: 73.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Perry city:

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

1,805 residents are foreign born (22.5% Latin America).

This city:  23.1%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Perry, Iowa as of December 21, 2012.
The ratio of number of residents in Perry to the number of sex offenders is 469 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,718 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,313 (1.6%)

Perry satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (27.4 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (106.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (330.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bouton, IA (2.2 miles) , Dawson, IA (2.5 miles) , Minburn, IA (2.6 miles ), Berkley, IA (2.7 miles) , Rippey, IA (2.9 miles ), Woodward, IA (3.0 miles ), Jamaica, IA (3.3 miles ), Dallas Center, IA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $87,900
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2005: 35 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $211,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $132,500
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.84 N, Longitude: 94.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,055 (-13.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,243 (37.9%)

Area code: 515

Perry household income distribution Perry home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Perry by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 223311100101
per 100,000 26.226.137.837.011.511.211.10.00.010.50.012.3
Robberies 211101000100
per 100,000 26.213.112.612.30.011.20.00.00.010.50.00.0
Assaults 112724163321452742342719
per 100,000 144.3352.4302.5197.3380.3235.6499.9298.4428.2355.4348.7234.2
Burglaries 234932334127122027192125
per 100,000 301.6639.6403.4407.0472.5303.0133.3221.0275.3198.6271.2308.1
Thefts 16820914922315614611611914810111899
per 100,000 2203.32728.11878.22750.41797.91638.21288.71315.11508.81055.61524.21220.1
Auto thefts 1512814121115103422
per 100,000 196.7156.6100.8172.7138.3123.4166.6110.530.641.825.824.6
Arson 231424612121
per 100,000 26.239.212.649.323.044.966.711.120.410.525.812.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 194.2278.2218.9239.2214.0165.9194.6145.2178.2151.0161.3137.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 19 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Iowa average:

1.72

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Perry, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +943 (+14.1%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Food processing workers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Perry-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 212% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Perry city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dallas County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Perry topographic map

Birthplace of: Cassie Hager - Basketball player, Dan Grimm - Former football offensive linesman, George Tomer - Former Baseball player.


Hospital/medical center in Perry:

  • DALLAS COUNTY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 610 TENTH STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Perry, IA

Airports located in Perry:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perry:

  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 27 miles; Ankeny, IA; Full-time enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 27 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Drake University (about 29 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 46 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Buena Vista University (about 80 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 96 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 97 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)

Public high schools in Perry:

Public elementary/middle schools in Perry:

Private elementary/middle school in Perry:

  • ST PATRICKS SCHOOL (Students: 148; Location: 1302 5TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Perry:

  • PERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $342,109; Location: 1101 WILLIS AVE; 41,361 books; 2,273 audio materials; 2,879 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 115 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Perry: Perry Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Perry (B), Dallas County Emergency Medical Services (C), Perry Police Department (D), Perry Volunteer Fire Department (E), Perry Public Library (F), McCreary Community Building (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Churches in Perry include: First United Methodist Church (A), Assembly of God Church (B), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Saint Martins Episcopal Church (E), Perry Bible Church (F), Mount Olivet Lutheran Church (G), First Christian Church (H), New Bethel Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Patrick's Cemetery (1), Violet Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Perry include: Wiese Park (1), Caboose Park (2), Perkins Park (3), Pattee Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Dallas County Conservation Department - Administration (Museums; 1477 K Avenue), Hometown Perry Iowa (Museums; 1102 Willis Avenue).

Hotels: Hotel Pattee (1112 Willis Avenue), Super 8 Perry IA (701 26th Street).

Court: Perry City - Magistrate Court (908 Willis Avenue).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.7. This is about average.
City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.356. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.356
U.S.:

0.464
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.02
U.S.:

9.59

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

  • BAR JAC MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 270, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 16.6%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 85.6% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.3% for other race residents, 65.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Perry, IA

People in group quarters in Perry in 2010:

  • 121 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Perry in 2000:

  • 155 people in nursing homes
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally ill

Perry compared to Iowa state average:

Perry, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in Perry (2011 data):

  • First Federal Savings Bank of Iowa: Perry Branch at 1111 141st Street, branch established on 1999/06/01. Info updated 2011/08/19: Bank assets: $434.3 mil, Deposits: $364.1 mil, headquarters in Fort Dodge, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: North Central Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Perry Branch at 1224 First Ave, branch established on 1883/08/13. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Raccoon Valley Bank: at 1202 2nd Street, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $186.1 mil, Deposits: $168.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Perry Investment Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Perry, Iowa:

  • Hotel Pattee, 1112 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220 , Phone: (515) 465-3511
  • Super 8 Motel, 701 26TH St, Perry, IA 50220 , Phone: (515) 465-5653
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Perry, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Perry travel time to work - commute


Perry mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Perry (based on Dallas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.88%
Here42.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran Church
Adherents29.6%23.9%13.6%10.5%7.3%
Congregations7.7%24.6%9.2%9.2%6.2%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the BrethrenGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesReformed Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.9%2.2%1.7%1.5%6.8%
Congregations6.2%3.1%4.6%1.5%27.7%
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: 9
Dallas County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Dallas County:

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
This county:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Dallas County:

6.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dallas County:

28.0%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.1%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$6,139$36,8341$337
Police Protection - Officers 14$49,680$42,5830$0
Police - Other 7$17,604$30,1781$46
Firefighters 0$0 36$10,251
Streets and Highways 7$23,575$40,4140$0
Solid Waste Management 7$20,340$34,8690$0
Sewerage 2$8,570$51,4200$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,139$36,83420$9,000
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$2,743$32,9160$0
Local Libraries 4$10,640$31,9208$2,384
Other and Unallocable 3$8,967$35,8683$3,596
Totals for Government 49$154,397$37,81269$25,614

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

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $59,000 ($7.39)
    Regular Highways: $26,000 ($3.26)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,531,000 ($191.83)
    Police Protection: $1,096,000 ($137.33)
    Sewerage: $677,000 ($84.83)
    General - Other: $630,000 ($78.94)
    Regular Highways: $522,000 ($65.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $472,000 ($59.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $414,000 ($51.87)
    Libraries: $306,000 ($38.34)
    Health Services - Other: $139,000 ($17.42)
    Central Staff Services: $117,000 ($14.66)
    Fire Protection: $90,000 ($11.28)
    Financial Administration: $71,000 ($8.90)
    Air Transportation: $49,000 ($6.14)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000 ($2.00)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($1.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $296,000 ($37.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $472,000 ($59.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $65,000 ($8.14)
    General - Other: $60,000 ($7.52)
    Fire Protection: $50,000 ($6.26)
    Libraries: $38,000 ($4.76)
    Police Protection: $37,000 ($4.64)
    Health - Other: $22,000 ($2.76)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($1.63)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($0.63)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,391,000 ($299.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($2.51)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $11,000 ($1.38)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $800,000 ($100.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $552,000 ($69.16)
    Parks & Recreation: $299,000 ($37.46)
    All Other: $60,000 ($7.52)
    Regular Highways: $29,000 ($3.63)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $49,000 ($6.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $50,000 ($6.26)
    Health & Hospitals: $7,000 ($0.88)
    Highways: $2,000 ($0.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $172,000 ($21.55)
    Interest Earnings: $56,000 ($7.02)
    Rents: $10,000 ($1.25)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($0.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,479,000 ($185.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $618,000 ($77.43)
    All Other: $94,000 ($11.78)
    General Support: $18,000 ($2.26)
  • Tax - Property: $2,283,000 ($286.05)
    Total General Sales: $702,000 ($87.96)
    NEC: $75,000 ($9.40)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000 ($0.75)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $580,000 ($72.67)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,739,000 ($844.38)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,315,000 ($164.77)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,936,000 ($618.47)
    Water Utilities: $556,000 ($69.67)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $488,000 ($61.15)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($3.01)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,794,000 ($224.78)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $896,000 ($112.27)

14.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,641 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.47%
Iowa average:

6.30%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($257 average AGI)
Dallas County:

0.05%
Iowa average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, IA  7.78% ($61,981 average AGI)
from Story County, IA  0.32% ($35,877)
from Guthrie County, IA  0.26% ($36,648)


9.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($52,069 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.99%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  4.95% ($46,738 average AGI)
to Madison County, IA  0.29% ($73,911)
to Story County, IA  0.23% ($25,644)

Strongest AM radio stations in Perry:

  • KDLS (1310 AM; 1 kW; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Perry:

  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFGQ-FM (99.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCCQ (105.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Perry:

  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Perry, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 23
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 76
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 116
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 24
  • Fatalities: 82
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 191
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 7

See more detailed statistics of Perry fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Perry)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Perry, IA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Perry)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Perry)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$87,75419$70,01761$96,29512$40,3231$55,78015$57,0202$49,100
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$50,6431$147,43010$91,9242$10,9100$01$15,3600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$60,1731$62,76039$98,7134$26,5631$219,9705$98,5381$42,100
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$86,13015$68,2042$36,0500$03$69,8770$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$51,1100$02$108,1551$5,8700$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0503.00 , 0504.00, 0505.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$134,6833$131,973
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$128,6001$73,200
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0503.00 , 0504.00, 0505.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1


Most common first names in Perry, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7581.9 years
John7480.4 years
Robert5775.9 years
George5178.3 years
Charles4679.9 years
James3970.9 years
William3979.6 years
Helen3583.4 years
Margaret3181.4 years
Fred3082.0 years
Most common last names in Perry, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4177.9 years
Anderson3481.4 years
Johnson2175.2 years
Moore1978.8 years
Tingwald1775.5 years
Miller1680.0 years
Fagen1675.3 years
Taylor1574.0 years
White1576.2 years
Clark1477.8 years
Businesses in Perry, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Burger King1SAS Shoes1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
Jones New York1U-Haul1
McDonald's1U.S. Cellular1
Pizza Hut1UPS2

Perry on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Douglas G. Bruce (5)
  • Jason Abbas (2)
  • Walter J. Jacobsen (1)
  • Kent Allan Vander Velden (1)
  • Richard H. Cockrum (1)
  • Craig Hastings (1)
  • Charles W. Heady (1)
  • Darrell David Pratt (1)
  • Ronald R. Heck (1)

Total of 14 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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