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Perry County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2016: 27,975 (26% urban, 74% rural); it was 29,390 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,385
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,989
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,870
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,945 (it was 2,590 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 342 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 82 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Perry County: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.8%), Educational, health and social services (21.7%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (17.1%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (13.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Perry County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  41.2 years
Kentucky median age:  38.7 years
Males: 13,668  (48.9%)
Females: 14,307  (51.1%)
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Perry County,KY real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Perry County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,880 ($22,089 in 1999)

This county:

$32,880
Kentucky:

$46,659

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $406 (lower quartile is $296, upper quartile is $556)
This county:

$406
State:

$555


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $78,285 (it was $41,300 in 2000)
Perry:

$78,285
Kentucky:

$135,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,103 - $126,334

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $129,383
Here:

$129,383
State:

$185,270

Townhouses or other attached units: $133,908
Here:

$133,908
State:

$180,051

Mobile homes: $32,664
Here:

$32,664
State:

$53,080
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $939
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $277

Institutionalized population: 506

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 55
  • Thefts: 20
  • Auto thefts: 6

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 57
  • Thefts: 27
  • Auto thefts: 9
Perry County, KY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $106,600
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $770 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $385 (0.7%)

Perry County household income distribution in 2013 Perry County home values distribution in 2013 Perry County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 26.9%
Perry County:

26.9%
Kentucky:

18.5%
(27.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.8% for Black residents, 15.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.2 years old
(Males: 40.6 years old, Females: 41.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.7 years old, Black residents: 51.4 years old, American Indian residents: 28.0 years old, Asian residents: 43.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.1 years old, Other race residents: 13.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Perry County is $375 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $513 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hazard, Viper, Krypton, Dice, Defiance-Vicco, Daisy, Diablock, Jeff, Vicco, Buckhorn.

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

2012 air pollution in Perry County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.024 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Barber County, Kansas , Washington County, Utah , Las Animas County, Colorado , Isle of Wight County, Virginia , Northampton County, Virginia , Marshall County , Scott County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.3%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,179
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 374 (83.5% naturalized citizens)

Perry County:

1.3%
Whole state:

3.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • 02010 or later
  • 1832000 to 2009
  • 951990 to 1999
  • 431980 to 1989
  • 91970 to 1979
  • 8Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,175
  • One, attached: 160
  • Two: 346
  • 3 or 4: 330
  • 5 to 9: 341
  • 10 to 19: 211
  • 20 to 49: 99
  • 50 or more: 82
  • Mobile homes: 4,146
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Housing units in Perry County with a mortgage: 2,995 (47 second mortgage, 210 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,151

Here:

28.6% with mortgage
State:

58.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Perry County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,24561
Mainline Protestant79110
Other3011
Catholic1881
Black Protestant1801
None19,007-
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: 9
Perry County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Perry County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Perry County:

10.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Perry County:

34.7%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

23.0%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Perry County:

Average size of farms: 161 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,037
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $199.55
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.53%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $12,450
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.62%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,350
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.36%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.11
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.76%
Corn for grain: 48 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Perry County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 77.6 miles away from Perry County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 108.7 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 268.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 68.0 miles away from Perry County center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 70.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 11, 2015 to July 20, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4239: August 12, 2015, FEMA Id: 4239, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2015 to March 09, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4218: May 12, 2015, FEMA Id: 4218, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storms, Snowstorms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4216: April 30, 2015, FEMA Id: 4216, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 19, 2011 to June 23, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4008: July 25, 2011, FEMA Id: 4008, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 12, 2011 to May 20, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1976: May 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 1976, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 03, 2009 to May 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1841: May 29, 2009, FEMA Id: 1841, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 05, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3302: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Rockslides, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 15, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1703: May 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1703, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3231: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 26, 2004 to June 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1523: June 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • 20 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Perry County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 27
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 22, Tornadoes: 12, Mudslides: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Pakistan (25%)
  • Canada (22%)
  • Mexico (16%)
  • Guatemala (15%)
  • England (8%)
  • India (6%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Perry County


  • American (33%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Perry County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,697 (85.7%)
  • Carpooled: 972 (8.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 72 (0.6%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 252 (2.2%)
  • Walked: 81 (0.7%)
  • Worked at home: 245 (2.2%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 198 people in nursing homes
  • 74 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 47 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 33 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 30 people in other group homes

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

  • 317 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 163 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 59 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 33 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,834.

4.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.09%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.96% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($21,277 average AGI)
1.13% relocated from other states ($7,916 average AGI)
Perry County:

1.13%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Knott County, KY  0.62% ($27,345 average AGI)
from Leslie County, KY  0.34% ($34,469)
from Fayette County, KY  0.32% ($36,267)
from Breathitt County, KY  0.26% ($26,875)
from Letcher County, KY  0.23% ($35,227)
from Laurel County, KY  0.14% ($30,077)


4.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,332 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.98% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($23,035 average AGI)
1.04% relocated to other states ($13,301 average AGI)
Perry County:

1.04%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Knott County, KY  0.48% ($31,044 average AGI)
to Fayette County, KY  0.38% ($35,667)
to Leslie County, KY  0.33% ($36,581)
to Letcher County, KY  0.29% ($26,444)
to Breathitt County, KY  0.21% ($33,150)
to Madison County, KY  0.17% ($41,563)
to Laurel County, KY  0.11% ($31,700)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0

Births per 1000 population in Perry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Perry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Perry County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
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: 6,113 (3,624 aged, 2,489 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 859 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,141)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (597)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (349)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (219)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (161)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (129)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (127)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (104)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (96)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (96)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.36
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 46,445
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,035
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 105,907

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,358
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,131
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 34

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 88

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 156.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 131.9
  • Other - 24.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 27,975
  • In family households: 23,019 (3,610 male householders, 3,850 female householders)
    5,174 spouses, 7,358 children (6,716 natural, 309 adopted, 339 stepchildren), 989 grandchildren, 244 brothers or sisters, 513 parents, 551 other relatives, 772 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,261 (1,563 male householders (1,272 living alone)), 2,044 female householders (1,849 living alone)), 637 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 677

Size of family households: 2,960 2-persons, 2,295 3-persons, 1,366 4-persons, 509 5-persons, 161 6-persons, 131 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,125 1-person, 386 2-persons, 39 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 25 5-persons.

3,156 married couples with children.
1,657 single-parent households (323 men, 1,334 women).

98.4% of residents of Perry speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 47% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $242,353,000 ($8,143 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,688,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $104,458,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $46,579,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $416,000
Federal grants: $70,464,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,747,000 ($511,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,689,000 ($817,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $685,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,124,000
Federal Government insurance: $32,538,000

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

Births: 2,140
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,837
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +75
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -305
Here -10 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Perry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.56 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Perry County, Kentucky Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • 802014 or later
  • 2112010 to 2013
  • 1,6702000 to 2009
  • 2,6041990 to 1999
  • 1,8771980 to 1989
  • 2,3151970 to 1979
  • 1,4921960 to 1969
  • 9411950 to 1959
  • 5831940 to 1949
  • 1,0071939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Perry County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Perry County, Kentucky Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • 191 room
  • 512 rooms
  • 2243 rooms
  • 9954 rooms
  • 2,0925 rooms
  • 1,8776 rooms
  • 1,3957 rooms
  • 7578 rooms
  • 6849+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perry County, Kentucky Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • 591 room
  • 622 rooms
  • 4833 rooms
  • 1,0174 rooms
  • 6435 rooms
  • 3956 rooms
  • 1537 rooms
  • 498 rooms
  • 919+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Perry County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Perry County, Kentucky Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • 32no bedroom
  • 1651 bedroom
  • 2,0012 bedrooms
  • 4,4713 bedrooms
  • 1,0384 bedrooms
  • 3595+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perry County, Kentucky Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • 59no bedroom
  • 4941 bedroom
  • 1,3782 bedrooms
  • 7873 bedrooms
  • 1764 bedrooms
  • 615+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • 587no vehicle
  • 2,5121 vehicle
  • 2,8412 vehicles
  • 1,4093 vehicles
  • 5234 vehicles
  • 2245+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • 860no vehicle
  • 1,2391 vehicle
  • 6652 vehicles
  • 1643 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

86.5% of Perry County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Kentucky.

Perry County:

86.5%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 24,053
  • Other state: 3,381
  • Northeast: 151
  • Midwest: 2,288
  • South: 805
  • West: 142
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Perry County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 77.4%Electricity
  • 15.2%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Coal or coke
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 69.2%Electricity
  • 22.5%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 23
Here:

0.9%
Kentucky:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 49
Here:

3.5%
Kentucky:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 142
Here:

13.6%
Kentucky:

17.9%

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
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Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Perry County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Sewerage: $22,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,941,000
    Regular Highways: $1,886,000
    Correctional Institutions: $411,000
    General Public Buildings: $329,000
    Financial Administration: $317,000
    Parks and Recreation: $315,000
    Police Protection: $308,000
    Central Staff Services: $230,000
    Sewerage: $197,000
    Solid Waste Management: $157,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $153,000
    Local Fire Protection: $106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $57,000
    Health - Other: $41,000
    Water Utilities: $24,000
    Air Transportation: $11,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,274,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $745,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,849,000
    General - Other: $397,000
    Health - Other: $10,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,810,000

Perry County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $330,000
    Sewerage: $213,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $17,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,321,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $270,000
    Sale of Property: $184,000
    Special Assessments: $22,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,258,000
    Highways: $1,608,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,432,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $310,000
    NEC: $89,000

Perry County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,482,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $92,635,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $88,250,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $83,000,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,250,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,877,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,030,000

Perry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,376,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $83,000,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,013
  • Number of aged recipients: 118
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,895
  • Number of recipients under 18: 328
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,243
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 442
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 857
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,401
Perry County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Perry County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Perry County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12472.3 years
James12369.5 years
Mary10377.4 years
William9772.5 years
Robert5569.4 years
Charles4770.3 years
Martha4580.2 years
George3672.5 years
Nancy3376.9 years
Margaret3177.8 years
Most common last names in Perry County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Combs31574.7 years
Smith13669.9 years
Campbell13171.2 years
Jones7472.3 years
Napier7474.9 years
Baker7074.4 years
Cornett6676.9 years
Miller6568.8 years
Fugate6372.8 years
Williams5971.5 years
Businesses in Perry County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1Maurices1
Burger King1McDonald's2
CVS1Nike3
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut2
Fashion Bug1RadioShack1
FedEx3Rite Aid1
Ford1SAS Shoes1
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Subway3
H&R Block2Super 81
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Hilton1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS3
KFC1Vans1
Kmart1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's2
Lane Furniture1

Perry County on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"