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Median resident age:  42.9 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Zip code: 76682

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,989 (it was $34,423 in 2000)
Perry:

$42,989
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,939

Perry CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,766 (it was $63,600 in 2000)
Perry:

$93,766
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $124,392; Detached houses: $136,400; Townhouses or other attached units: $25,238; Mobile homes: $91,679

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Perry races chart
  • White alone - 682 (87.8%)
  • Hispanic - 50 (6.4%)
  • Black alone - 36 (4.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Perry: 133.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone




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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Perry CCD:  0.8% ($504)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
Perry satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waco, TX (19.2 miles , pop. 113,726).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Arlington, TX (88.4 miles , pop. 332,969).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (93.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Riesel, TX (2.2 miles ), Mart, TX (2.6 miles ), Hallsburg, TX (3.1 miles ), Marlin, TX (3.1 miles ), Golinda, TX (3.7 miles ), Prairie Hill, TX (3.9 miles) , Robinson, TX (4.0 miles ), Axtell, TX (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 31.45 N, Longitude: 96.85 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 254

Perry household income distribution Perry home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.8%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (25%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Personal and laundry services (10%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Personal appearance workers (10%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Perry-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 150% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Perry place center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/10/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 77 people.

Earthquake activity:

Perry-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/31/2008 at 05:01:54, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Falls County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Flood: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Perry:

  • PARK PLAZA (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MART, TX)
  • PARK PLAZA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MART, TX)
  • ROBERT E LEE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; MARLIN, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perry:

  • Baylor University (about 17 miles; Waco, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,993)
  • Texas State Technical College Waco (about 19 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • McLennan Community College (about 22 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,343)
  • Temple College (about 40 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 2,250)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 45 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,379)
  • Navarro College (about 49 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 4,283)
  • Central Texas College (about 60 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 4,130)

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Notable locations in Perry: Brushy Bluff Church (A), Eureka School (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Perry include: Perry Church (A), Trinity Church (B), Sunset Church (C), Saint Johns Church (D), Criswell Church (E), Nazare Church (F), New Zion Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hope Cemetery (1), Walker Cemetery (2), Sunset Cemetery (3), Metina Cemetery (4), Nazare Cemetery (5), Zion Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Mann Lake (A), Able Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Sandy Creek (A), Little Brushy Creek (B), Hogpen Creek (C), Cottonwood Creek (D), Little Elm Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.2. This is better than average.
City:

26.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

11.9
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.123. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.123
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.0572. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0572
U.S.:

2.4332
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.00
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

30.9
U.S.:

28.3


Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

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

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

9.8%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Perry, TX


14 people in other group homes in 2000
2 people in nursing homes in 2000

Perry compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Perry CCD (based on Falls County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.51%
Here56.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents41.0%28.3%11.3%5.6%4.1%
Congregations29.1%7.3%21.8%5.5%16.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.3%2.1%1.6%1.0%2.6%
Congregations3.6%5.5%1.8%1.8%7.3%
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: 3
This county:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Falls County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Falls County:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.3%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Falls County:

16.7%
State:

15.7%

7.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.53%
Texas average:

8.37%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from McLennan County, TX  2.31% ($28,816 average AGI)
from Bell County, TX  1.26% ($30,129)
from Dallas County, TX  0.28% ($18,429)


8.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,707 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.24%
Texas average:

7.44%

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 McLennan County, TX  2.96% ($26,966 average AGI)
to Bell County, TX  1.21% ($24,350)
to Dallas County, TX  0.36% ($27,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Perry:

  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KWTX (1230 AM; 1 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Perry:

  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWBU-FM (103.3 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KBCT (94.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: KENNELWOOD BCST/G COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLRK (92.9 FM; MARLIN, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KDOS (107.9 FM; ROBINSON, TX; Owner: KICI-FM LICENSE CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Perry:

  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWBU-TV (Channel 34; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KYLE (Channel 28; BRYAN, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF BRYAN LICENSE CORP.)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Perry, 2.5 Mi E Of (Lat: 31.440028 Lon: -96.875972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 39.6 m, Overall height: 43.3 m, Call Sign: WNTA702, Licensee ID: L00004077
    Assigned Frequencies: 6600.00 MHz, 6685.00 MHz, 6665.00 MHz, 6690.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/2009, Expiration Date: 04/12/2019
    Registrant: Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc, 2404 Lasalle Ave, Waco, TX 76702-2585, Phone: (254) 750-6385, Fax: (254) 750-6590, Email:
  • North Tower, Intersection Of Cr 118 & Cr 146, 3.38 Miles North Of Perry, Tx (Lat: 31.460000 Lon: -96.887389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 54.6 m, Call Sign: WQFF431
    Assigned Frequencies: 942.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/30/2006, Expiration Date: 06/30/2016, Certifier: Rob Douglas
    Registrant: Huffman Communications, 2829 W. 7th Ave, Corsicana, TX 75151-1753, Phone: (903) 872-8306, Fax: (903) 872-6032, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 5 Miles Sw Of Perry (Lat: 41.767472 Lon: -94.162722), Call Sign: KKB608, Licensee ID: L00011049
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 02/24/2009
    Registrant: West Central Pagers, Inc., 1421 Second Street, Perry, IA 50220


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