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Perry County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 12,172 (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: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (34.6%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (34.6%), Public administration (23.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Perry County, Mississippi:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (20.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  41.4 years
Mississippi median age:  37.2 years
Males: 5,886  (48.4%)
Females: 6,286  (51.6%)

Perry County,MS real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Perry County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $35,825 ($27,189 in 1999)

This county:

$35,825
Mississippi:

$41,754

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $426 (lower quartile is $251, upper quartile is $538)
This county:

$426
State:

$560


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $82,650 (it was $46,900 in 2000)
Perry:

$82,650
Mississippi:

$113,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,203 - $141,301

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $126,860
Here:

$126,860
State:

$168,885

Mobile homes: $66,322
Here:

$66,322
State:

$57,614
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $908
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $320

Institutionalized population: 70
Perry County, MS map from a distance

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 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: $631 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $450 (0.6%)

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: 18.4%
Perry County:

18.4%
Mississippi:

20.8%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for Black residents, 3.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.4 years old
(Males: 39.5 years old, Females: 43.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.1 years old, Black residents: 36.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.2 years old, Other race residents: 62.0 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: 81.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 26 (82.8% naturalized citizens)

Perry County:

0.2%
Whole state:

2.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 211980 to 1989
  • 161970 to 1979
  • 11Before 1970

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: 3,425
  • One, attached: 1
  • Two: 49
  • 3 or 4: 76
  • 5 to 9: 54
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • 20 or more: 16
  • Mobile homes: 1,979

Housing units in Perry County with a mortgage: 1,217 (28 second mortgage, 26 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,377

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

50.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Perry County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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:

  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 09, 2016 to March 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4268: March 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4268, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 10, 2013 to February 22, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4101: February 13, 2013, FEMA Id: 4101, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Tropical Storm Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3348: August 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3348, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Mississippi Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4081: August 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 4081, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1604: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1594: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 20, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1550: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1550, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1360: February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: 1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Hurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 28, 1998 to October 05, 1998, Emergency Declared EM-3132: September 28, 1998, FEMA Id: 3132, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 25, 1998 to October 05, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1251: October 01, 1998, FEMA Id: 1251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Perry County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 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


  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Germany (58%)
  • Mexico (23%)
  • Venezuela (16%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Perry County


  • American (32%)
  • Scotch-Irish (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Perry County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,179 (81.8%)
  • Carpooled: 193 (7.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 230 (8.6%)
  • Walked: 46 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 31 (1.2%)
Owners and renters by unit type
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%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> 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%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> 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 population 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
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: 2,430 (1,716 aged, 714 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 478 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 4,274
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 180
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,985

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,316
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 962
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 16

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,172
  • In family households: 10,496 (1,490 male householders, 1,460 female householders)
    2,125 spouses, 3,836 children (3,513 natural, 68 adopted, 254 stepchildren), 545 grandchildren, 88 brothers or sisters, 132 parents, 542 other relatives, 278 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,551 (707 male householders (644 living alone)), 736 female householders (711 living alone)), 117 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 123

Size of family households: 1,103 2-persons, 800 3-persons, 625 4-persons, 305 5-persons, 96 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,354 1-person, 83 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 3 4-persons.

1,403 married couples with children.
846 single-parent households (159 men, 687 women).

99.6% of residents of Perry speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $62,085,000 ($5,074 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:

5.4
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.6

Year house built in Perry County, Mississippi Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • 3402014 or later
  • 1932010 to 2013
  • 7832000 to 2009
  • 1,1021990 to 1999
  • 9161980 to 1989
  • 1,1581970 to 1979
  • 4531960 to 1969
  • 4361950 to 1959
  • 1601940 to 1949
  • 2441939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Perry County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Perry County, Mississippi Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • 181 room
  • 272 rooms
  • 1783 rooms
  • 4854 rooms
  • 1,0675 rooms
  • 7626 rooms
  • 4527 rooms
  • 2718 rooms
  • 2579+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perry County, Mississippi Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • 01 room
  • 392 rooms
  • 1083 rooms
  • 2204 rooms
  • 2185 rooms
  • 646 rooms
  • 1017 rooms
  • 278 rooms
  • 339+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Perry County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Perry County, Mississippi Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • 15no bedroom
  • 921 bedroom
  • 7492 bedrooms
  • 2,1283 bedrooms
  • 5084 bedrooms
  • 445+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perry County, Mississippi Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1001 bedroom
  • 2532 bedrooms
  • 2963 bedrooms
  • 1484 bedrooms
  • 145+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County, Mississippi 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
  • 114no vehicle
  • 1,0561 vehicle
  • 1,3072 vehicles
  • 6993 vehicles
  • 2594 vehicles
  • 1345+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Perry County population
  • 144no vehicle
  • 3831 vehicle
  • 1832 vehicles
  • 383 vehicles
  • 354 vehicles
  • 345+ vehicles

89.3% of Perry County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Mississippi.

Perry County:

89.3%
State average:

86.6%

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

  • This state: 10,004
  • Other state: 2,137
  • Northeast: 179
  • Midwest: 260
  • South: 1,466
  • West: 227
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
  • 70.8%Electricity
  • 18.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.0%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 78.3%Electricity
  • 11.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 1.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 88
Here:

6.9%
Mississippi:

12.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 45
Here:

5.8%
Mississippi:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 42
Here:

8.1%
Mississippi:

9.8%

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 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