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Perry County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2017: 9,727 (all rural); it was 11,861 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,132
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,610
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,197
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,205 (it was 1,136 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

30%

Land area: 719 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Perry County: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (100.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Perry County, AL (2017)
    • 6,84757.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,83723.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 680.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 240.2%Asian alone
    • 60.05%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 50.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

37.8 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years
Males: 4,647  (47.8%)
Females: 5,080  (52.2%)
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Average household size:
Perry County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $23,789 ($20,200 in 1999)
This county:

$23,789
Alabama:

$48,123

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $301 (lower quartile is $138, upper quartile is $353)
This county:

$301
State:

$565


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $73,912 (it was $39,200 in 2000)
Perry:

$73,912
Alabama:

$141,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,210 - $131,805

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $117,086
Here:

$117,086
State:

$197,224

Mobile homes: $52,904
Here:

$52,904
State:

$74,580

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $893
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $353

Institutionalized population: 152

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 38
  • Thefts: 49
  • Auto thefts: 8

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 26
  • Thefts: 43
  • Auto thefts: 14
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $44,600
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $62,000
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $48,200
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $59,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Perry, AL residents
Average permit cost in Perry, AL
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $215 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $331 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Perry, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Perry, AL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Perry, AL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 39.4%
Perry County:

39.4%
Alabama:

16.9%
(20.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.9% for Black residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.8 years old
(Males: 35.4 years old, Females: 41.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.1 years old, Black residents: 36.6 years old, Asian residents: 23.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.7 years old, Other race residents: 25.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Perry County is $384 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $435 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $563 a month.

Cities in this county include: Marion, Uniontown, Sprott, Heiberger, Hamburg.

Perry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Creek: Osanippa Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Greene County , Madison County, Mississippi , Warren County, Mississippi , Meriwether County, Georgia , Taylor County, Georgia , Washington County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Alabama:

3.8%

Unemployment by year in Perry, AL
County total employment by year in Perry, AL
County average yearly wages by year in Perry, AL

Current college students: 551
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 60 (41.4% naturalized citizens)

Perry County:

0.6%
Whole state:

3.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 202010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 451990 to 1999
  • 111980 to 1989
  • 91970 to 1979
  • 37Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 50.8%

Perry County marital status for males Perry County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,200
  • One, attached: 1
  • Two: 11
  • 3 or 4: 196
  • 5 to 9: 13
  • 10 to 19: 44
  • 20 to 49: 49
  • 50 or more: 177
  • Mobile homes: 1,108

Housing units in Perry County with a mortgage: 612 (0 second mortgage, 17 home equity loan, 21 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,661

Here:

99.8% with mortgage
State:

56.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Perry County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,90521
Black Protestant1,86411
Mainline Protestant93612
Other5-
None4,881-
Perry County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Perry County:

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Perry County:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

4.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Perry County:

17.0%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Perry County:

40.2%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

5.4%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Perry County:

Average size of farms: 439 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $47,531
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $98.10
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.59%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,360
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.39%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,944
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.22%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.13
Corn for grain: 726 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4691 harvested acres
Vegetables: 363 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 124 acres

Earthquake activity:

Perry County-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from Perry County center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 103.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 163.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from Perry County center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to December 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4251: January 21, 2016, FEMA Id: 4251, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2014 to May 05, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4176: May 02, 2014, FEMA Id: 4176, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 05, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4082: September 21, 2012, FEMA Id: 4082, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 22, 2012 to January 23, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4052: February 01, 2012, FEMA Id: 4052, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1971: April 28, 2011, FEMA Id: 1971, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 25, 2009 to April 03, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1835: April 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 1835, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to September 26, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1605: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1605, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Perry County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 6, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Perry

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,636 (81.8%)
  • Carpooled: 192 (9.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 101 (5.1%)
  • Walked: 50 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 4 (0.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Educational services (25%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Educational services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (21%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Jamaica (37%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (27%)
  • Australia (24%)
  • Japan (10%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Perry County


  • American (10%)
  • German (2%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scottish (0%)
  • Swiss (0%)
  • Polish (0%)
  • English (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Perry County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 317 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 139 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Perry County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 569 people in college/university student housing
  • 135 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 17 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $33,488.

4.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,174 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
Alabama average:

5.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.45% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($23,174 average AGI)
1.00% relocated from other states ($8,065 average AGI)
Perry County:

1.00%
Alabama average:

2.56%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.97% ($20,567 average AGI)
from Dallas County, AL  0.71% ($28,545)


5.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,407 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Alabama average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.31% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($22,407 average AGI)
1.02% relocated to other states ($6,000 average AGI)
Perry County:

1.02%
Alabama average:

2.59%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  1.44% ($30,244 average AGI)
to Dallas County, AL  0.70% ($23,864)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7

Births per 1000 population in Perry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Perry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Perry County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Perry County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Perry County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Perry County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Perry County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Perry County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Perry County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,349 (1,672 aged, 677 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 245 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Perry County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (187)
  • Congestive heart failure (133)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (120)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (119)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (100)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (99)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (64)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (64)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (61)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (54)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,727
  • In family households: 7,568 (698 male householders, 1,069 female householders)
    765 spouses, 3,096 children (3,058 natural, 13 adopted, 25 stepchildren), 859 grandchildren, 408 brothers or sisters, 155 parents, 389 other relatives, 221 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,354 (478 male householders (442 living alone)), 778 female householders (777 living alone)), 83 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 798

Size of family households: 993 2-persons, 343 3-persons, 185 4-persons, 119 5-persons, 93 6-persons, 41 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,220 1-person, 17 2-persons, 10 3-persons.

423 married couples with children.
1,108 single-parent households (137 men, 971 women).

99.2% of residents of Perry speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English well, 46% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $96,351,000 ($8,362 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,264,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $34,159,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,625,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,095,000
Federal grants: $31,311,000
Federal procurement contracts: $340,000 ($9,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,820,000 ($1,287,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $347,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $583,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,224,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,091
Here:

96 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 803
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -4
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -750
Here -66 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Perry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.72 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.7

Year house built in Perry County, Alabama
  • Year house built in Perry County, Alabama
  • 522014 or later
  • 342010 to 2013
  • 2992000 to 2009
  • 7381990 to 1999
  • 6171980 to 1989
  • 1,0321970 to 1979
  • 6201960 to 1969
  • 6841950 to 1959
  • 3021940 to 1949
  • 3491939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Perry County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Perry County, Alabama
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Perry County, Alabama
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 433 rooms
  • 1614 rooms
  • 4745 rooms
  • 5016 rooms
  • 4537 rooms
  • 3638 rooms
  • 2479+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perry County, Alabama
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perry County, Alabama
  • 01 room
  • 422 rooms
  • 973 rooms
  • 1724 rooms
  • 1405 rooms
  • 2286 rooms
  • 497 rooms
  • 268 rooms
  • 39+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Perry County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Perry County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Perry County, Alabama
  • 0no bedroom
  • 431 bedroom
  • 2752 bedrooms
  • 1,3523 bedrooms
  • 4234 bedrooms
  • 1585+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perry County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perry County, Alabama
  • 0no bedroom
  • 821 bedroom
  • 2682 bedrooms
  • 3383 bedrooms
  • 614 bedrooms
  • 65+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 194no vehicle
  • 9001 vehicle
  • 6522 vehicles
  • 2773 vehicles
  • 1864 vehicles
  • 215+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 215no vehicle
  • 3321 vehicle
  • 1492 vehicles
  • 503 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

94.2% of Perry County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Alabama.

Perry County:

94.2%
State average:

86.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 8,453
  • Other state: 1,176
  • Northeast: 137
  • Midwest: 350
  • South: 622
  • West: 68
Year householders moved into unit in Perry County, AL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Perry County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.8%Electricity
  • 23.2%Utility gas
  • 21.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 64.0%Electricity
  • 19.3%Utility gas
  • 15.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 69
Here:

7.8%
Alabama:

10.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 60
Here:

8.5%
Alabama:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 290
Here:

33.3%
Alabama:

12.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Perry County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,217,000
    Police Protection: $719,000
    Correctional Institutions: $501,000
    Financial Administration: $361,000
    Central Staff Services: $275,000
    Parks and Recreation: $151,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $126,000
    Corrections - Other: $90,000
    Libraries: $74,000
    Health - Other: $35,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $70,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $983,000
    Sale of Property: $40,000
    Interest Earnings: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $245,000
    Regular Highways: $112,000
    Police Protection: $32,000
    Financial Administration: $9,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,186,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $367,000
    General Local Government Support: $187,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,392,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,060,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $65,000
    Other: $59,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $48,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $42,000
    Other License: $22,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $20,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,210,000

Perry County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,217,000
    Police Protection: $719,000
    Correctional Institutions: $501,000
    Financial Administration: $361,000
    Central Staff Services: $275,000
    Parks and Recreation: $151,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $126,000
    Corrections - Other: $90,000
    Libraries: $74,000
    Health - Other: $35,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $70,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $983,000
    Sale of Property: $40,000
    Interest Earnings: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $245,000
    Regular Highways: $112,000
    Police Protection: $32,000
    Financial Administration: $9,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,186,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $367,000
    General Local Government Support: $187,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,392,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,060,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $65,000
    Other: $59,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $48,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $42,000
    Other License: $22,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $20,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,210,000

Perry County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,217,000
    Police Protection: $719,000
    Correctional Institutions: $501,000
    Financial Administration: $361,000
    Central Staff Services: $275,000
    Parks and Recreation: $151,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $126,000
    Corrections - Other: $90,000
    Libraries: $74,000
    Health - Other: $35,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $70,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $983,000
    Sale of Property: $40,000
    Interest Earnings: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $245,000
    Regular Highways: $112,000
    Police Protection: $32,000
    Financial Administration: $9,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,186,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $367,000
    General Local Government Support: $187,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,392,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,060,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $65,000
    Other: $59,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $48,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $42,000
    Other License: $22,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $20,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,210,000

Perry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,217,000
    Police Protection: $719,000
    Correctional Institutions: $501,000
    Financial Administration: $361,000
    Central Staff Services: $275,000
    Parks and Recreation: $151,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $126,000
    Corrections - Other: $90,000
    Libraries: $74,000
    Health - Other: $35,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $70,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $983,000
    Sale of Property: $40,000
    Interest Earnings: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $245,000
    Regular Highways: $112,000
    Police Protection: $32,000
    Financial Administration: $9,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,186,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $367,000
    General Local Government Support: $187,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,392,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,060,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $65,000
    Other: $59,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $48,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $42,000
    Other License: $22,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $20,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,210,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,301
  • Number of aged recipients: 172
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,129
  • Number of recipients under 18: 274
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 714
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 313
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 459
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 598
Most common first names in Perry County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13079.1 years
James12372.7 years
William11074.8 years
Willie10373.6 years
John10274.7 years
Robert7371.2 years
Annie5281.2 years
Henry4574.1 years
Mattie3881.6 years
Walter3772.7 years
Most common last names in Perry County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones9877.1 years
Williams9872.9 years
Smith9575.9 years
Moore9170.9 years
Johnson8672.7 years
Jackson7273.7 years
Nichols4579.7 years
Lee3976.8 years
Walker3775.0 years
Sanders3774.4 years
Businesses in Perry County, AL
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
RadioShack1

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