Perry, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 707.
Males: 361  (51.1%)
Females: 346  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

42.9 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 76682

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,919 (it was $34,423 in 2000)
Perry:

$52,919
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,750 (it was $16,836 in 2000)

Perry CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $132,784 (it was $63,600 in 2000)
Perry:

$132,784
TX:

$200,400
March 2019 cost of living index in Perry: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Perry, TX (2000)
    • 68287.8%White alone
    • 506.4%Hispanic
    • 364.6%Black alone
    • 50.6%American Indian alone
    • 30.4%Two or more races
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 89.5 square miles.

Population density: 7.9 people per square mile   (very low).

Perry, Texas map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Perry CCD:

0.8% ($504)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

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

Distribution of median household income in Perry, TX in 2019
Perry satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.7%
Texas:

8.0%
Most common industries in Perry, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.1%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.8%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Truck transportation (7.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (25.4%)
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Personal & laundry services (10.4%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (7.5%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.0%)
Most common occupations in Perry, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (14.9%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (13.4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (9.7%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (9.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.0%)

Average climate in Perry, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Perry, Texas average temperatures Perry, Texas average precipitation Perry, Texas humidity Perry, Texas wind speed Perry, Texas snowfall Perry, Texas sunshine Perry, Texas clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.4. This is better than average.

City:

61.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.184. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.184
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 2.33. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.33
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.314. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.95. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.95
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Perry-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 68% 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 above Texas state average. It is 318% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 282.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 150.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 344.3 miles away from Perry center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 253.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 193.0 miles away from Perry center
On 5/7/2015 at 22:58:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MW, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 73.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Falls County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and 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)
  • ELMWOOD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MARLIN, TX)
  • FOSTER GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 10 miles away; MARLIN, TX)
  • GOLDEN YEARS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MARLIN, TX)
  • GOLDEN YEARS REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MARLIN, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perry:

  • Baylor University (about 18 miles; Waco, TX; Full-time enrollment: 14,800)
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco (about 19 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,210)
  • McLennan Community College (about 22 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 6,673)
  • Temple College (about 40 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 3,796)
  • Hill College (about 42 miles; Hillsboro, TX; FT enrollment: 2,968)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 45 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,885)
  • Navarro College (about 49 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 7,711)

Points of interest:

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

For population 15 years and over in Perry:

Marital status in Perry, TX
  • Never married: 9.0%
  • Now married: 73.4%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

For population 25 years and over in Perry:

  • High school or higher: 69.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Perry, TX (based on Falls County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,25130
Catholic2,1795
Mainline Protestant1,46716
Black Protestant5403
Other31
None9,426-
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: 3
Here:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Falls County:

10.8%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Falls County:

29.3%
Texas:

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

16.7%
Texas:

15.7%

6.77% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,131 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Texas average:

7.43%

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 McLennan County, TX  2.52% ($39,507 average AGI)
from Bell County, TX  1.02% ($51,944)


6.31% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,491 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
Texas average:

7.26%

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 McLennan County, TX  2.38% ($35,198 average AGI)
to Bell County, TX  0.98% ($34,308)

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.)

Perry fatal accident list:

May 27, 1981 02:25 AM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 11, 1980 06:50 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • MP 148.9, Mp 148.9 Fort Worth Sub Ded (Lat: 31.442722 Lon: -96.923528), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQRN498,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.515 MHz, 161.280 MHz, 160.830 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2013, Expiration Date: 06/25/2023, Certifier: Thomas J Mcgovern, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Perry, 2.5 Mi E Of (Lat: 31.440028 Lon: -96.875972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 39.6 m, Overall height: 43.3 m, Call Sign: WNTA702,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6600.00 MHz, 6685.00 MHz, 6665.00 MHz, 6690.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6093.45 MHz... (+16 more), Grant Date: 05/24/2019, Expiration Date: 04/12/2029, 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: 04/06/2016, Expiration Date: 06/30/2026, 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

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Perry, TX
  • 43.0%Electricity
  • 33.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.8%Utility gas
  • 7.6%Wood
  • 6.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Perry, TX
  • 69.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.9%Electricity
  • 9.9%Wood
  • 4.2%Utility gas


Perry compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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