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Perry County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2014: 12,227 (all rural); it was 12,138 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,764
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,112
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,738
Renter-occupied apartments: 798 (it was 682 in 2000)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

30%

Land area: 647 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Perry County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Public administration (50.0%), Manufacturing (35.7%), Educational, health and social services (14.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 13%
  • Government: 66%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Perry County, Mississippi:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (20.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years
Males: 5,972  (48.8%)
Females: 6,255  (51.2%)

Perry County,MS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Perry County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,135 ($27,189 in 1999)

This county:

$35135
Mississippi:

$37963

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $423 (lower quartile is $223, upper quartile is $485)
This county:

$423
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,249 (it was $46,900 in 2000)
Perry:

$79,249
Mississippi:

$97,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,611 - $141,212

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $115,581
Here:

$115,581
State:

$150,007

Townhouses or other attached units: $187,761
Here:

$187,761
State:

$144,982

Mobile homes: $48,353
Here:

$48,353
State:

$41,804
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $837
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $308

Institutionalized population: 70
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $57,800
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $179,400
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $175,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $585 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $452 (0.6%)

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 2013: 21.0%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.4% for Black residents, 13.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.2%
Perry County:

22.2%
Mississippi:

24.0%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.7% for Black residents, 15.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Area name: Hattiesburg, MS MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Perry County is $444 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $528 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $769 a month.

Cities in this county include: Richton, Beaumont, New Augusta.

Perry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Perry County: Tatums Camps (A), Black Creek Refinery (B), Canebrake Country Club (C), Pine Creek Golf Club (D), Hickory Grove Volunteer Fire Department (E), Southwest Lamar Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (F), Southwest Lamar Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (G), Pine Ridge Volunteer Fire Department (H), Lamar County Fire Department (I), Lamar County Emergency (J), Oloh Volunteer Fire Department (K), Northeast Lamar Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Station 2 (L), Central Lamar County Fire Department (M), Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department Hattiesburg (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Perry County include: New Zion Church (A), Old Advance Church (B), Pine Ridge Church (C), Pleasant Home Church (D), Rocky Branch Church (E), Bay Creek Church (F), Belleview Baptist Church (G), Burnt Bridge Church (H), Calvary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Talowah Cemetery (1), Slade Cemetery (2), Howard Cemetery (3), Clinton Cemetery (4), Martin-Lott Cemetery (5), Coal Town Cemetery (6), Jones Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Beaver Lake (A), Cole Lake (B), Mossy Pond (C), Hennington Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Blue Springs Branch (A), Black Tom Creek (B), Big Thick Creek (C), Big Branch (D), Beaver Pond Branch (E), Beaver Dam Creek (F), Bear Bay (G), Bay Creek (H), Chinquapin Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Perry County: Little Black Creek Water Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Forrest County , Greene County , Grant Parish, Louisiana , Clay County, Georgia , Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.3%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 326
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 55 (45% naturalized citizens)

Perry County:

0.5%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1
  • 1990 to 1994: 6
  • 1985 to 1989: 4
  • 1980 to 1984: 17
  • 1975 to 1979: 12
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1970 to 1974: 11
  • 1965 to 1969: 0

Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 42.3%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,183
  • One, attached: 32
  • Two: 60
  • 3 or 4: 63
  • 5 to 9: 52
  • 10 to 19: 46
  • 20 or more: 9
  • Mobile homes: 1,655
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Perry County with a mortgage: 1,002 (112 second mortgage, 38 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 787

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Perry County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,95138
Mainline Protestant5147
None5,785-
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:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Perry County:

11.47 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Perry County:

11.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Perry County:

34.5%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.4%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Perry County:

Average size of farms: 106 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $36,586
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $116.56
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 96.66%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $33,389
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.90%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.95%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,802
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 98.49%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.39
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.23%
Corn for grain: 195 harvested acres
Vegetables: 71 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 57 acres

Tornado activity:

Perry County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 2384956.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 45 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/20/1954, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Perry County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.9 miles away from Perry County center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 245.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 372.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 182.3 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 117.0 miles away from Perry County center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 185.8 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:

  • MississippiHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1604): August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiHurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1594): July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiHurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 20, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1550): September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1550, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiTornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1360): February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • MississippiHurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 28, 1998 to October 5, 1998, Emergency Declared (EM-3132): September 28, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3132, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiHurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 25, 1998 to October 5, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1251): October 1, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: January 24, 1990 to March 15, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-859): February 28, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-859, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MississippiSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 16, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-678): April 16, 1983, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-678, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MississippiHURRICANE FREDERIC, Incident Period: September 13, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-599): September 13, 1979, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-599, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiDrought and Freezing, Incident Period: February 22, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3032): February 22, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3032, Natural disaster type: Freeze, Drought
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Perry County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

  • Germany (36%)
  • Vietnam (25%)
  • Other Caribbean (15%)
  • Thailand (11%)
  • Japan (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)

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

  • United States or American (29%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Perry County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,500 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 778 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 44 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 10 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 50 (1%)
  • Other means: 68 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 113 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 67 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 24 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
70 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
32 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,616.

6.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.90% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($23,820 average AGI)
1.63% relocated from other states ($6,113 average AGI)
Perry County:

1.63%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Forrest County, MS  1.89% ($29,838 average AGI)
from Jones County, MS  0.56% ($32,136)
from Lamar County, MS  0.49% ($25,526)
from George County, MS  0.28% ($21,455)


6.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,343 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.34% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($20,588 average AGI)
1.63% relocated to other states ($5,755 average AGI)
Perry County:

1.63%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Forrest County, MS  1.58% ($23,387 average AGI)
to Lamar County, MS  1.14% ($23,467)
to Jones County, MS  0.66% ($26,962)
to Greene County, MS  0.38% ($31,200)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.1

Births per 1000 population in Perry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Perry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Perry County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.5%
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: 2,430 (1,716 aged, 714 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 478 (14%)

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, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (159)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (142)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (107)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (103)
  • Congestive heart failure (102)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (58)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (52)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (48)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (47)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (44)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.17
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4274.270
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 179.8
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32984.64

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1315.790
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 962.170
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16.45

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16.95
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 16.45

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,148
  • In family households: 10,690 (2,290 male householders, 1,078 female householders)
    2,385 spouses, 3,695 children (3,362 natural, 131 adopted, 202 stepchildren), 535 grandchildren, 100 brothers or sisters, 70 parents, 175 other relatives, 281 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,458 (626 male householders (552 living alone)), 680 female householders (630 living alone)), 152 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 102 (70 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,375 2-persons, 825 3-persons, 685 4-persons, 307 5-persons, 107 6-persons, 69 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,182 1-person, 109 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

2,229 married couples with children.
726 single-parent households (143 men, 583 women).

97.7% of residents of Perry County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $62,085,000 ($5074 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,617,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $28,597,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,287,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $371,000
Federal grants: $17,961,000
Federal procurement contracts: $445,000 ($96,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,425,000 ($55,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $407,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,715,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,267,000

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

Births: 911
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 647
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -224
Here -18 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Perry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.12 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 50
  • 2000 to 2004: 765
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,348
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,033
  • 1970 to 1979: 971
  • 1960 to 1969: 560
  • 1950 to 1959: 360
  • 1940 to 1949: 140
  • 1939 or earlier: 269
Rooms in houses/apartments in Perry County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 127
  • 3 rooms: 213
  • 4 rooms: 568
  • 5 rooms: 1,151
  • 6 rooms: 771
  • 7 rooms: 483
  • 8 rooms: 250
  • 9+ rooms: 168
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 99
  • 3 rooms: 130
  • 4 rooms: 158
  • 5 rooms: 171
  • 6 rooms: 70
  • 7 rooms: 28
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9+ rooms: 9
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Perry County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 216
  • 2 bedrooms: 865
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,168
  • 4 bedrooms: 397
  • 5+ bedrooms: 77
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 162
  • 2 bedrooms: 273
  • 3 bedrooms: 190
  • 4 bedrooms: 33
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 248
  • 1 vehicle: 983
  • 2 vehicles: 1,547
  • 3 vehicles: 697
  • 4 vehicles: 177
  • 5+ vehicles: 86
  • no vehicle: 182
  • 1 vehicle: 228
  • 2 vehicles: 220
  • 3 vehicles: 34
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

66% of Perry County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Mississippi.

Perry County:

65.5%
State average:

59.0%

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

  • This state: 9961
  • Northeast: 121
  • Midwest: 239
  • South: 1625
  • West: 107

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Perry County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (54.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.0%)
  • Utility gas (8.6%)
  • Wood (6.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.4%)
  • Electricity (46.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.6%)
  • Utility gas (16.7%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 77
Here:

5.3%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 17
Here:

2.0%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 67
Here:

21.8%
Mississippi:

12.4%

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)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,798,000
    Police Protection: $909,000
    Financial Administration: $703,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $522,000
    Central Staff Services: $502,000
    Health - Other: $467,000
    Correctional Institutions: $289,000
    General Public Buildings: $281,000
    Parks and Recreation: $192,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $187,000
    Local Fire Protection: $179,000
    General - Other: $62,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,154,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $222,000
    Libraries: $71,000
    General - Other: $35,000
    Health - Other: $33,000
    Air Transportation: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $251,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,813,000

Perry County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $168,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $50,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,141,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $589,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $151,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,838,000
    General Local Government Support: $652,000
    Health and Hospitals: $202,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,094,000
    Other License: $144,000

Perry County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,600,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $77,000,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $23,600,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,615,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,410,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $205,000

Perry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,553,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,000,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 643
  • Number of aged recipients: 67
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 576
  • Number of recipients under 18: 90
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 399
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 154
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 256
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 264
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, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8268.9 years
William7571.7 years
John6476.9 years
Mary6175.3 years
Willie4275.2 years
Robert3967.1 years
Annie3279.5 years
George3175.8 years
Henry2773.3 years
Charles2470.8 years
Most common last names in Perry County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hinton14375.0 years
Walley10073.6 years
Bolton9769.1 years
Smith7972.9 years
Brewer7271.4 years
Freeman6874.6 years
Edwards5669.1 years
Mcswain4973.2 years
Byrd4175.1 years
Jones4072.9 years

Businesses in Perry County, MS

  • Subway: 3