For population 25 years and over in Perry:
For population 15 years and over in Perry CCD:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in Perry: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Perry, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perry:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
14 people in other group homes in 2000
2 people in nursing homes in 2000
Perry compared to Texas state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Perry (based on Falls County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.51%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,466 average adjusted gross income)
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:
8.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,707 average adjusted gross income)
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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Perry:
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TV broadcast stations around Perry:
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Paging Towers:1