Perry, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 729.
Population change since 2000: +8.8%
 
Males: 375  (51.4%)
Females: 354  (48.6%)
Median resident age:

44.9 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 53572.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $83,870 (it was $57,125 in 2000)
Perry:

$83,870
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,737 (it was $22,596 in 2000)

Perry town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $347,534 (it was $193,500 in 2000)
Perry:

$347,534
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $300,836; detached houses: $321,426; townhouses or other attached units: $213,489; in 2-unit structures: $251,159; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $165,180; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $185,702; mobile homes: $61,194
March 2019 cost of living index in Perry: 97.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Perry, WI (2010)
    • 70496.6%White alone
    • 101.4%Asian alone
    • 91.2%Hispanic
    • 40.5%Black alone
    • 20.3%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: German (40.7%), Norwegian (30.3%), Irish (15.7%), Swiss (11.2%), English (9.4%), United States (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 36.1 square miles.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (very low).

7 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Wisconsin:

3.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Perry town:

0.7% ($1,417)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (23.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (130.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Moscow, WI (2.3 miles ),
Blanchardville, WI (2.6 miles ),
Primrose, WI (2.7 miles ),
Hollandale, WI (2.7 miles ),
Blanchard, WI (2.9 miles ),
Mount Horeb, WI (2.9 miles ),
Blue Mounds, WI (3.0 miles ),
Springdale, WI (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 42.89 N, Longitude: 89.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Distribution of median household income in Perry, WI in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +9 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in Perry, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.5%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (25.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.4%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Truck transportation (4.5%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Perry, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (11.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (14.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Engineers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Perry, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Perry-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Perry town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/3/1983, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Perry-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% 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 322.9 miles away from Perry center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 109.0 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 298.7 miles away from Perry center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 355.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 321.9 miles away from Perry center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.0 miles away from Perry center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dane County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Perry:

  • NEW GLARUS HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; NEW GLARUS, WI)
  • FOUR WINDS MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; VERONA, WI)
  • BADGER PRAIRIE HCC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; VERONA, WI)
  • REST HAVEN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; VERONA, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perry:

  • Edgewood College (about 23 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 24 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 24 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 29 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 31 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 38 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 54 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Cat Nip Hollow Farm (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Perry include: Holy Redeemer Church (A), Hauge Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Syftestad Creek (A), Pleasant Valley Branch (B), German Valley Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Dane County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

77.5%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.6%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.2%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.3%
Whole state:

3.7%

For population 15 years and over in Perry:

Marital status in Perry, WI
  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 70.0%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

For population 25 years and over in Perry:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Perry, WI (based on Dane County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic106,03634
Mainline Protestant73,128113
Evangelical Protestant30,727146
Other12,96849
Black Protestant7795
Orthodox4454
None263,990-
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: 73
Dane County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 154
Dane County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 382
Here:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.0%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Dane County:

23.9%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

6.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($520 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.05%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.30% ($47,775 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.28% ($69,574)
from Rock County, WI  0.27% ($49,909)


6.06% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,650 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($881 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.08%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Columbia County, WI  0.31% ($53,710 average AGI)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.29% ($44,282)
to Rock County, WI  0.25% ($51,355)

Strongest AM radio stations in Perry:

  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTUX (1550 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MADISON, WI)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Perry:

  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WSUM (91.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WDMP-FM (99.3 FM; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNWC-FM (102.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WEKZ-FM (93.7 FM; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M.SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)
  • WWQM-FM (106.3 FM; MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT INC.)
  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Perry:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W38CT (Channel 38; MADISON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W58CO (Channel 58; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 14.8mTotal length
  • $320,000Total costs
  • 12,010Total average daily traffic
  • 108Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,479Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Perry, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Perry, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Perry, WI
  • 62.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.5%Wood
  • 1.3%Electricity
  • 0.8%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Perry, WI
  • 63.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.1%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Wood


Perry compared to Wisconsin state average:

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