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Perry County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2014: 7,822 (all rural); it was 7,631 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,072
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,471
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,594
Renter-occupied apartments: 617 (it was 429 in 2000)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

32%

Land area: 415 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.0 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: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (48.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (35.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Perry County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 3,927  (50.2%)
Females: 3,895  (49.8%)
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Perry County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Perry County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,844 ($28,061 in 1999)

This county:

$32844
Tennessee:

$44297

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $357 (lower quartile is $276, upper quartile is $452)
This county:

$357
State:

$589


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,486 (it was $54,200 in 2000)
Perry:

$87,486
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,168 - $143,235
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $783
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $286

Institutionalized population: 123

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 61
  • Thefts: 73
  • Auto thefts: 9

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 76
  • Thefts: 77
  • Auto thefts: 18
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $509 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $544 (0.7%)

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: 21.1%
(20.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.1% for Black residents, 9.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.2%
Perry County:

21.2%
Tennessee:

17.8%
(20.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.3% for Black residents, 9.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Perry County is $358 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $462 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $589 a month.

Cities in this county include: Linden, Lobelville.

Perry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Quay County, New Mexico , San Miguel County, New Mexico , Gaston County, North Carolina , Logan County, Arkansas , Lewis County , Mitchell County, North Carolina , Wake County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 146
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 63.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 37 (32% naturalized citizens)

Perry County:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 14
  • 1990 to 1994: 11
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 3
  • 1975 to 1979: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 3

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,646
  • One, attached: 30
  • Two: 12
  • 3 or 4: 26
  • 5 to 9: 24
  • 20 or more: 34
  • Mobile homes: 1,290
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 53

Housing units in Perry County with a mortgage: 541 (25 second mortgage, 28 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 662

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Perry County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,59418
Mainline Protestant3344
Other2981
Black Protestant1211
Catholic--
None4,568-
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:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


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

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Perry County:

5.21 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Perry County:

11.8%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Perry County:

31.5%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.2%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Perry County:

Average size of farms: 187 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $9,584
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $93.03
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.36%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $12,860
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.67%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.14%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,862
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.37%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.23
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.05%
Corn for grain: 2266 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 986 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Perry County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 74% 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 194.8 miles away from Perry 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 126.7 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 138.2 miles away from the 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 140.8 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 162.7 miles away from Perry County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 149.3 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:

  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1909): May 4, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 5, 2008 to February 6, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1745): February 7, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1745, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • TennesseeHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3217): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1464): May 8, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 23, 2000 to May 31, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1331): June 12, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1331, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 5, 1999 to May 19, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1275): May 12, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1275, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and High Winds, Incident Period: January 17, 1999 to February 1, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1262): January 19, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1262, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • TennesseeIce Storm, Severe Winter Storm, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: February 9, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1010): February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1010, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Flash Flood
  • TennesseeFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: May 24, 1991 to June 26, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-910): June 21, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-910, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • TennesseeSEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 7, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-585): May 7, 1979, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-585, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Perry County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 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 (32%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

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

  • Canada (43%)
  • Mexico (32%)
  • Germany (16%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (8%)

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

  • United States or American (49%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (7%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Perry County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,358 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 608 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 25 (1%)
  • Other means: 15 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 149 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 106 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in other group homes
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
39 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,495.

6.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.17% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($18,083 average AGI)
2.01% relocated from other states ($10,401 average AGI)
Perry County:

2.01%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lewis County, TN  0.63% ($25,688 average AGI)
from Davidson County, TN  0.47% ($21,083)
from Hickman County, TN  0.43% ($24,364)


6.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.80% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($15,765 average AGI)
2.18% relocated to other states ($8,637 average AGI)
Perry County:

2.18%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lewis County, TN  0.70% ($17,278 average AGI)
to Davidson County, TN  0.47% ($19,667)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Perry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Perry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Perry County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.7%
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: 1,635 (1,242 aged, 393 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 141 (8%)

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, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (248)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (139)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (59)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (56)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (47)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (45)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (32)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (30)
  • Malignant neoplasm without specification of site (27)
  • Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge (22)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 13.03
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11690.34
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 690.730
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55258.7

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1280.700
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1293.900

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 13.32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52.81

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,792
  • In family households: 6,677 (1,656 male householders, 534 female householders)
    1,716 spouses, 2,123 children (1,934 natural, 54 adopted, 135 stepchildren), 236 grandchildren, 60 brothers or sisters, 63 parents, 73 other relatives, 158 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,115 (499 male householders (417 living alone)), 471 female householders (425 living alone)), 145 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 123 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 1,068 2-persons, 505 3-persons, 327 4-persons, 160 5-persons, 69 6-persons, 61 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 842 1-person, 115 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 1 6-persons.

1,375 married couples with children.
309 single-parent households (74 men, 235 women).

97.6% of residents of Perry County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $55,136,000 ($7186 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,346,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $21,720,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,831,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $151,000
Federal grants: $14,115,000
Federal procurement contracts: $292,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,027,000 ($1,926,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $645,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,820,000

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

Births: 469
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 507
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -16
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State +18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Perry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.75 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 119
  • 2000 to 2004: 625
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,058
  • 1980 to 1989: 889
  • 1970 to 1979: 670
  • 1960 to 1969: 465
  • 1950 to 1959: 356
  • 1940 to 1949: 96
  • 1939 or earlier: 325
Rooms in houses/apartments in Perry County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 28
  • 3 rooms: 154
  • 4 rooms: 386
  • 5 rooms: 740
  • 6 rooms: 631
  • 7 rooms: 354
  • 8 rooms: 165
  • 9+ rooms: 128
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 54
  • 4 rooms: 157
  • 5 rooms: 94
  • 6 rooms: 41
  • 7 rooms: 30
  • 8 rooms: 31
  • 9+ rooms: 4
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Perry County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 119
  • 2 bedrooms: 706
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,454
  • 4 bedrooms: 279
  • 5+ bedrooms: 28
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 77
  • 2 bedrooms: 192
  • 3 bedrooms: 97
  • 4 bedrooms: 52
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 114
  • 1 vehicle: 632
  • 2 vehicles: 1,059
  • 3 vehicles: 640
  • 4 vehicles: 110
  • 5+ vehicles: 39
  • no vehicle: 79
  • 1 vehicle: 201
  • 2 vehicles: 99
  • 3 vehicles: 28
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

67% of Perry County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Tennessee.

Perry County:

66.5%
State average:

54.7%

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

  • This state: 5725
  • Northeast: 176
  • Midwest: 759
  • South: 807
  • West: 113

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $56,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Perry County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (39.5%)
  • Utility gas (33.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.6%)
  • Wood (12.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • Electricity (54.1%)
  • Utility gas (26.8%)
  • Wood (10.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 61
Here:

6.7%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 21
Here:

5.2%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

5.7%
Tennessee:

22.8%

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 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $359,000
    Health - Other: $87,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $6,941,000
    Regular Highways: $1,223,000
    Police Protection: $436,000
    Solid Waste Management: $363,000
    Central Staff Services: $277,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $276,000
    Financial Administration: $235,000
    General - Other: $200,000
    Health Services - Other: $193,000
    General Public Buildings: $184,000
    Corrections - Other: $146,000
    Libraries: $73,000
    Parks & Recreation: $36,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
    Housing & Community Development: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $504,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $221,000
    Health: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $105,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $65,000
    Police Protection: $28,000
    Housing & Community Development: $6,000
    General - Other: $5,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,056,000

Perry County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $1,000
  • Charges - All Other: $309,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $268,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $214,000
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $84,000
    General Support: $3,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $93,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $174,000
    Interest Earnings: $131,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $60,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $5,380,000
    Highways: $1,833,000
    General Support: $509,000
    All Other: $171,000
    Housing & Community Development: $87,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,732,000
    Total General Sales: $751,000
    NEC: $70,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $35,000

Perry County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $7,350,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,049,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $7,032,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $918,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $318,000
    Other, NEC: $131,000

Perry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,769,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,564,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 234
  • Number of aged recipients: 30
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 204
  • Number of recipients under 18: 33
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 140
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 61
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 114
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 84
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, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10569.9 years
William8270.4 years
John7674.0 years
Mary7075.3 years
Robert5475.2 years
Willie3076.1 years
Betty2471.7 years
Joe2171.3 years
Jesse2074.2 years
Edward1974.9 years
Most common last names in Perry County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Warren5373.1 years
Qualls4376.5 years
Smith4375.9 years
Moore4172.4 years
Hinson3974.9 years
Depriest3876.6 years
Richardson3779.7 years
Bates3574.0 years
Barber3572.5 years
Trull3174.7 years
Businesses in Perry County, TN
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1Subway1
SONIC Drive-In1U-Haul2