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Perry County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2016: 19,257 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 18,132 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,400
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,271
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,519
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,686 (it was 1,385 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

31%

Land area: 475 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 41 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Perry County: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (24.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (21.1%), Educational, health and social services (20.8%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Perry County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years
Males: 9,548  (49.6%)
Females: 9,709  (50.4%)
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Perry County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Perry County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $55,315 ($36,632 in 1999)

This county:

$55,315
Missouri:

$51,746

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $482 (lower quartile is $404, upper quartile is $560)
This county:

$482
State:

$606


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $135,316 (it was $80,400 in 2000)
Perry:

$135,316
Missouri:

$151,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,884 - $223,064

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $172,285
Here:

$172,285
State:

$199,711

Townhouses or other attached units: $173,009
Here:

$173,009
State:

$185,692

In 2-unit structures: $70,372
Here:

$70,372
State:

$123,941

Mobile homes: $91,772
Here:

$91,772
State:

$92,392
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,099
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $386

Institutionalized population: 226

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 12
  • Thefts: 27
  • Auto thefts: 6

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 19
  • Thefts: 29
  • Auto thefts: 3
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 43 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2010: 25 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $193,000
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $216,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,082 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,066 (0.9%)

Perry County household income distribution in 2009 Perry County home values distribution Perry County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.2%
Perry County:

7.2%
Missouri:

14.0%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.6% for American Indian residents, 2.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.3 years old
(Males: 39.7 years old, Females: 41.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.5 years old, Black residents: 23.4 years old, American Indian residents: 41.7 years old, Asian residents: 9.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.4 years old, Other race residents: 20.5 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 $492 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $589 a month.

Cities in this county include: Perryville, Brewer, Altenburg, Frohna, Longtown, Biehle, Lithium.

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): 0.042 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Alamosa County, Colorado , Boyle County, Kentucky , Breathitt County, Kentucky , Huerfano County, Colorado , Hardin County, Kentucky , Hopkins County, Kentucky , Phelps County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 497
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 186 (47.2% naturalized citizens)

Perry County:

1.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 73
  • 2000 to 2009: 16
  • 1990 to 1999: 34
  • 1980 to 1989: 45
  • 1970 to 1979: 19
  • Before 1970: 63
Note: State values scaled to Perry County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,999
  • One, attached: 56
  • Two: 268
  • 3 or 4: 221
  • 5 to 9: 245
  • 10 to 19: 48
  • 20 to 49: 143
  • 50 or more: 7
  • Mobile homes: 676

Housing units in Perry County with a mortgage: 3,178 (41 second mortgage, 403 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,576

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

61.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Perry County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,9408
Evangelical Protestant5,18718
Mainline Protestant3074
Other11
None6,536-
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: 3
Perry County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Perry County:

6.94 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

7.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Perry County:

8.9%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Perry County:

30.0%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.5%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Perry County:

Average size of farms: 243 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $33,573
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $146.94
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.46%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 52.64%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $24,812
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.58%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,067
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.75%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.28
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.00%
Corn for grain: 23689 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 11525 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 36784 harvested acres
Vegetables: 49 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 201 acres

Earthquake activity:

Perry County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% 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 118.0 miles away from Perry County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 41.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.3 miles away from the county 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 131.0 miles away from the county 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 114.0 miles away from Perry County center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 145.9 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:

  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to January 09, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4250: January 21, 2016, FEMA Id: 4250, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 22, 2015 to January 09, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3374: January 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 3374, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2015 to July 27, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4238: August 07, 2015, FEMA Id: 4238, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 29, 2013 to June 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4130: July 18, 2013, FEMA Id: 4130, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 06, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1980: May 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 1980, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3317: February 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 12, 2010 to July 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1934: August 17, 2010, FEMA Id: 1934, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 08, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1847: June 19, 2009, FEMA Id: 1847, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3303: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Flooding, and a Tornado, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to September 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1809: November 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1809, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Perry County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 17, Tornadoes: 14, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (42%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Sweden (7%)
  • Ghana (6%)
  • Brazil (6%)
  • Scotland (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Perry County (%):

  • German (54%)
  • American (17%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Perry County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,802 (79.7%)
  • Carpooled: 1,427 (14.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 27 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 37 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 72 (0.7%)
  • Worked at home: 369 (3.8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 273 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 24 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 197 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 29 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,481.

4.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,787 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.42%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.83% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($17,344 average AGI)
1.59% relocated from other states ($11,443 average AGI)
Perry County:

1.59%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.79% ($25,732 average AGI)
from Ste. Genevieve County, MO  0.48% ($24,088)
from Bollinger County, MO  0.35% ($21,400)
from St. Francois County, MO  0.28% ($15,750)
from Randolph County, IL  0.25% ($21,667)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.23% ($72,688)


4.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,162 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.43%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.01% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($19,737 average AGI)
1.42% relocated to other states ($13,425 average AGI)
Perry County:

1.42%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cape Girardeau County, MO  1.00% ($29,873 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.37% ($33,308)
to Ste. Genevieve County, MO  0.35% ($33,600)
to Bollinger County, MO  0.20% ($23,071)
to Jefferson County, MO  0.18% ($33,769)
to Randolph County, IL  0.14% ($30,200)
to Oakland County, MI  0.14% ($170,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7

Births per 1000 population in Perry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Perry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Perry County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Perry County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Perry County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,179 (2,696 aged, 483 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 477 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (299)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (288)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (193)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (183)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (114)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (95)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (75)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (69)
  • Congestive heart failure (54)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (54)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.47
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,549
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 137
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 57,909

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,492
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 980

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,257
  • In family households: 16,410 (2,886 male householders, 2,420 female householders)
    4,410 spouses, 5,530 children (5,182 natural, 86 adopted, 264 stepchildren), 376 grandchildren, 238 brothers or sisters, 105 parents, 102 other relatives, 319 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,511 (973 male householders (766 living alone)), 1,147 female householders (1,064 living alone)), 384 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 331

Size of family households: 2,570 2-persons, 1,035 3-persons, 951 4-persons, 508 5-persons, 183 6-persons, 70 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,830 1-person, 239 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 39 4-persons.

3,160 married couples with children.
956 single-parent households (159 men, 797 women).

97.1% of residents of Perry speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 44% speak English well, 6% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $93,929,000 ($5,136 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,224,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $42,172,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $21,191,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,400,000
Federal grants: $19,759,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,574,000 ($517,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,832,000 ($4,086,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $600,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,120,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,606,000

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

Births: 1,305
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,007
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +25
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +147
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Perry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.29 millions of gallons per day (39% from ground, 61% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 8
  • 2010 to 2013: 356
  • 2000 to 2009: 743
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,330
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,083
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,795
  • 1960 to 1969: 679
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,035
  • 1940 to 1949: 616
  • 1939 or earlier: 982
Note: State values scaled to Perry population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Perry County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • 1 room: 31
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 90
  • 4 rooms: 467
  • 5 rooms: 1,413
  • 6 rooms: 1,302
  • 7 rooms: 899
  • 8 rooms: 720
  • 9+ rooms: 788
  • 1 room: 33
  • 2 rooms: 88
  • 3 rooms: 120
  • 4 rooms: 593
  • 5 rooms: 354
  • 6 rooms: 214
  • 7 rooms: 110
  • 8 rooms: 115
  • 9+ rooms: 53
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Perry County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 81
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,080
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,173
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,064
  • 5+ bedrooms: 291
  • no bedroom: 33
  • 1 bedroom: 207
  • 2 bedrooms: 809
  • 3 bedrooms: 430
  • 4 bedrooms: 161
  • 5+ bedrooms: 40
Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • no vehicle: 146
  • 1 vehicle: 1,026
  • 2 vehicles: 2,295
  • 3 vehicles: 1,575
  • 4 vehicles: 504
  • 5+ vehicles: 239
  • no vehicle: 163
  • 1 vehicle: 766
  • 2 vehicles: 576
  • 3 vehicles: 144
  • 4 vehicles: 27
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

89% of Perry County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Missouri.

Perry County:

88.9%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 15,113
  • Other state: 3,753
  • Northeast: 133
  • Midwest: 1,998
  • South: 856
  • West: 770

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Perry County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (33.3%)
  • Utility gas (31.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.8%)
  • Wood (14.7%)
  • Other fuel (2.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (44.8%)
  • Utility gas (40.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.7%)
  • Wood (5.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 783
Here:

35.5%
Missouri:

12.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 260
Here:

22.2%
Missouri:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Missouri:

24.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Perry County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,387,000
    Health Services - Other: $962,000
    Solid Waste Management: $570,000
    General - Other: $528,000
    Police Protection: $364,000
    Financial Administration: $334,000
    Central Staff Services: $319,000
    Corrections - Other: $304,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $164,000
    General Public Buildings: $159,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $826,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $931,000

Perry County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $519,000
    All Other: $479,000
    Regular Highways: $40,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $221,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $52,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $645,000
    Highways: $578,000
    Health & Hospitals: $232,000
    Public Welfare: $26,000
    General Support: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,767,000
    Total General Sales: $1,026,000
    Public Utilities: $181,000

Perry County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $2,375,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,441,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,093,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,250,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $125,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $348,000

Perry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,867,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,250,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 348
  • Number of aged recipients: 22
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 326
  • Number of recipients under 18: 58
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 232
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 58
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 133
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 150
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, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary15281.4 years
William11478.3 years
John11177.5 years
Joseph8578.2 years
Robert7370.3 years
James6573.5 years
Henry6280.9 years
Anna5783.7 years
Edward5677.4 years
Charles5475.8 years
Most common last names in Perry County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Huber5181.0 years
Brown5074.7 years
Moore4879.7 years
Buchheit4577.5 years
Bohnert4479.9 years
Unterreiner4278.0 years
Brewer4076.1 years
Tucker4077.3 years
Zahner3983.6 years
Sutterer3877.9 years
Businesses in Perry County, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx2Subway1
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS2
Maurices1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1

Perry County on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"