Perry, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 7,517 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.5%
 
Males: 3,732  (49.7%)
Females: 3,785  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

32.5 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50220.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,656 (it was $35,429 in 2000)
Perry:

$64,656
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,188 (it was $15,935 in 2000)

Perry city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $154,305 (it was $67,100 in 2000)
Perry:

$154,305
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $87,554; detached houses: $93,533; townhouses or other attached units: $126,239; in 2-unit structures: $32,350; mobile homes: $5,086

Median gross rent in 2017: $785.

March 2019 cost of living index in Perry: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.2%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.1% for Black residents, 12.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.9% for other race residents, 4.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Perry, IA (2017)
    • 4,60657.8%White alone
    • 3,10438.9%Hispanic
    • 1762.2%Black alone
    • 1271.6%Asian alone
    • 1081.4%Two or more races
    • 80.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Perry, Iowa as of July 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Perry is 442 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Perry by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(36.8)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(11.5)
1
(11.2)
1
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.3)
4
(49.6)
3
(36.6)
5
(60.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.2)
2
(24.5)
1
(12.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
33
(380.3)
21
(235.6)
45
(499.9)
27
(298.4)
42
(428.2)
34
(355.4)
27
(348.7)
19
(234.2)
25
(310.0)
41
(499.8)
28
(339.0)
28
(343.1)
14
(178.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
41
(472.5)
27
(303.0)
12
(133.3)
20
(221.0)
27
(275.3)
19
(198.6)
21
(271.2)
25
(308.1)
27
(334.8)
26
(316.9)
43
(520.6)
54
(661.8)
105
(1,342)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
156
(1,798)
146
(1,638)
116
(1,289)
119
(1,315)
148
(1,509)
101
(1,056)
118
(1,524)
99
(1,220)
143
(1,773)
128
(1,560)
154
(1,865)
122
(1,495)
131
(1,674)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(138.3)
11
(123.4)
15
(166.6)
10
(110.5)
3
(30.6)
4
(41.8)
2
(25.8)
2
(24.6)
8
(99.2)
7
(85.3)
7
(84.8)
19
(232.8)
11
(140.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(23.0)
4
(44.9)
6
(66.7)
1
(11.1)
2
(20.4)
1
(10.5)
2
(25.8)
1
(12.3)
1
(12.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(36.8)
1
(12.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)201.3156.1183.1136.6167.7142.0151.8129.0204.0220.6241.3274.3222.0

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City-data.com crime index in Perry, IA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 19 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (10.6%), American (7.8%), Irish (5.5%), English (2.8%), Italian (1.6%), European (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/18/1875

Elevation: 998 feet

Land area: 3.70 square miles.

Population density: 2,029 people per square mile   (low).

Perry, Iowa map

1,898 residents are foreign born (18.6% Latin America).

This city:

21.6%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,963 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,934 (1.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.84 N, Longitude: 94.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,290 (-14.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,515 (36.0%)

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Perry, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Perry, IA in 2017
Perry satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $183,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Perry, IA residents
Average permit cost in Perry, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

1.8%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Perry, IA
Historical housing units in Perry, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +943 (+14.1%).
Most common industries in Perry, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.1%)
  • Food (15.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (20.2%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Machinery (7.2%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (28.0%)
  • Food (10.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.6%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Perry, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Food processing workers (9.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Food processing workers (12.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Food processing workers (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)

Average climate in Perry, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Perry, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 9.17. This is significantly better than average.

City:

9.17
U.S.:

74.20
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.362. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.362
U.S.:

0.267

Tornado activity:

Perry-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 110% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Perry-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 403.4 miles away from Perry center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 282.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 388.4 miles away from Perry center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 253.6 miles away from Perry center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 112.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 314.6 miles away from Perry center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dallas County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Perry topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Perry:

  • DALLAS COUNTY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 610 TENTH STREET)
  • PERRY HEALTH CARE CENTER (2625 IOWA STREET)
  • PERRY LUTHERAN HOME (2323 EAST WILLIS AVENUE)
  • ROWLEY MEMORIAL MASONIC HOME (3000 EAST WILLIS AVENUE)
  • PERRY DIALYSIS (610 10TH ST)

Airports located in Perry:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perry:

  • Iowa State University (about 27 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 27 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 29 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 46 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 80 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 97 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 97 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)

Public high school in Perry:

Public elementary/middle schools in Perry:

Private elementary/middle school in Perry:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Perry and their reported violations in the past:

BAR JAC MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 2801 FIRST ST LOT 2 , Population served: 270, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2013), St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-23-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-02-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-23-2013), St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-02-2013)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Perry:

Marital status in Perry, IA
  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

For population 25 years and over in Perry:

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.3
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Perry
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Perry, IA (based on Dallas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant19,02034
Evangelical Protestant9,49237
Catholic7,7334
Other7475
None29,143-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
This county:

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dallas County:

28.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Dallas County:

17.1%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Perry:

46.4%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Perry:

43.5%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Perry:

24.1%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.5%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.2%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

53.2%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.6%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Perry, IA Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 13$53,214$49,1210$0
Streets and Highways 7$26,667$45,7151$886
Police - Other 7$21,406$36,6960$0
Solid Waste Management 7$22,745$38,9910$0
Parks and Recreation 6$17,345$34,69019$9,037
Local Libraries 4$11,656$34,96810$3,988
Other and Unallocable 2$5,376$32,2560$0
Sewerage 2$9,428$56,5680$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,151$37,8121$1,151
Financial Administration 1$3,576$42,9120$0
Firefighters 0$0 36$2,552
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$11,627
Totals for Government 50$174,564$41,89575$29,241

Perry government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $922,000 ($122.66)
    Air Transportation: $714,000 ($94.98)
    General - Other: $261,000 ($34.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($1.86)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,503,000 ($332.98)
    Police Protection: $1,427,000 ($189.84)
    Regular Highways: $862,000 ($114.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $780,000 ($103.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $655,000 ($87.14)
    Sewerage: $649,000 ($86.34)
    General - Other: $618,000 ($82.21)
    Libraries: $455,000 ($60.53)
    Financial Administration: $240,000 ($31.93)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $120,000 ($15.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $109,000 ($14.50)
    Central Staff Services: $90,000 ($11.97)
    General Public Buildings: $60,000 ($7.98)
    Air Transportation: $46,000 ($6.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000 ($2.39)
    Health - Other: $15,000 ($2.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $145,000 ($19.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $104,000 ($13.84)
    Regular Highways: $47,000 ($6.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000 ($5.72)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($2.66)
    Libraries: $17,000 ($2.26)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $10,000 ($1.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($1.20)
    Air Transportation: $4,000 ($0.53)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,021,000 ($401.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($0.93)

Perry government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,059,000 ($140.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $830,000 ($110.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $341,000 ($45.36)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $36,000 ($4.79)
    Other: $28,000 ($3.72)
    Air Transportation: $26,000 ($3.46)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($1.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $918,000 ($122.12)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $48,000 ($6.39)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $372,000 ($49.49)
    Sale of Property: $64,000 ($8.51)
    Rents: $42,000 ($5.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000 ($2.26)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($1.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,520,000 ($335.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $968,000 ($128.77)
    General Local Government Support: $100,000 ($13.30)
    Other: $16,000 ($2.13)
  • Tax - Property: $2,989,000 ($397.63)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,076,000 ($143.14)
    Other License: $313,000 ($41.64)
    Other Selective Sales: $108,000 ($14.37)
    Public Utilities Sales: $75,000 ($9.98)

Perry government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,699,000 ($891.18)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,477,000 ($861.65)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,540,000 ($337.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,318,000 ($308.37)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $120,000 ($15.96)
    End of Fiscal Year: $64,000 ($8.51)

Perry government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,033,000 ($669.55)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $364,000 ($48.42)

13.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($85,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.49%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, IA  7.13% ($97,901 average AGI)
from Warren County, IA  0.31% ($65,360)
from Johnson County, IA  0.25% ($65,000)


9.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($79,497 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.99%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  5.35% ($76,251 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.28% ($82,616)
to Guthrie County, IA  0.18% ($60,250)
Businesses in Perry, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Alco Stores1SAS Shoes1
Burger King1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Jones New York1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1UPS2
Pizza Hut1

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.)
Perry fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Perry fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 249ft / 76.2mTotal length
  • 16,300Total average daily traffic
  • 1,321Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,300Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Perry, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 51920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Perry, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Perry)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Perry, IA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 5 (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: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Perry)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (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 in Perry, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Perry, IA - Value

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of fires - 45 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Perry, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (52.5%), and Outside Fires (24.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Perry, IA
    • 6452.5%Structure Fires
    • 3024.6%Outside Fires
    • 1613.1%Other
    • 129.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Perry, IA
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Perry, IA
  • 84.1%Utility gas
  • 12.7%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Perry, IA
  • 63.7%Utility gas
  • 35.4%Electricity
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood


Perry compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Perry on our top lists:

  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Guatemala (population 500+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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