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Perry County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2017: 8,023 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Perry County: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (37.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 36%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 59%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Perry County, TN (2017)
    • 7,39096.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2643.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1912.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 991.3%Two or more races
    • 250.3%Asian alone
    • 240.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

43.5 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years
Males: 4,027  (50.2%)
Females: 3,996  (49.8%)
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Average household size:
Perry County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,205 ($28,061 in 1999)
This county:

$33,205
Tennessee:

$51,340

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $401 (lower quartile is $271, upper quartile is $468)
This county:

$401
State:

$666


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $92,970 (it was $54,200 in 2000)
Perry:

$92,970
Tennessee:

$167,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,055 - $163,535
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $882
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $275

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
Perry County, TN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 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
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $195,200
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $195,200
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $195,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Perry, TN residents
Average permit cost in Perry, TN
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $522 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $476 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Perry, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Perry, TN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Perry, TN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.4%
Perry County:

26.4%
Tennessee:

15.0%
(25.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.5% for Black residents, 46.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.9% for American Indian residents, 32.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 43.5 years old
(Males: 41.0 years old, Females: 44.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.0 years old, Black residents: 47.5 years old, American Indian residents: 65.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 11.2 years old, Other race residents: 9.9 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:

4.8%
Tennessee:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Perry, TN
County total employment by year in Perry, TN
County average yearly wages by year in Perry, TN

Current college students: 146
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 69 (40.3% naturalized citizens)

Perry County:

0.9%
Whole state:

5.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 342010 or later
  • 22000 to 2009
  • 201990 to 1999
  • 31980 to 1989
  • 61970 to 1979
  • 3Before 1970

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: 2,877
  • One, attached: 41
  • Two: 20
  • 3 or 4: 34
  • 5 to 9: 63
  • 10 to 19: 7
  • Mobile homes: 1,656

Housing units in Perry County with a mortgage: 1,037 (6 second mortgage, 16 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,694

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

58.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Perry County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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:

  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2014 to June 10, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4189: August 13, 2014, FEMA Id: 4189, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1974: May 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1974, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1909: May 04, 2010, FEMA Id: 1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1745: February 07, 2008, FEMA Id: 1745, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1464: May 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 23, 2000 to May 31, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1331: June 12, 2000, FEMA Id: 1331, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 1999 to May 19, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1275: May 12, 1999, FEMA Id: 1275, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and High Winds, Incident Period: January 17, 1999 to February 01, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1262: January 19, 1999, FEMA Id: 1262, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Tennessee Ice Storm, Severe Winter Storm, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1010: February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: 1010, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Flash Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Perry County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 5, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Perry

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,941 (70.8%)
  • Carpooled: 317 (11.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 96 (3.5%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 79 (2.9%)
  • Worked at home: 306 (11.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (35%)
  • Mexico (25%)
  • Croatia (16%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (3%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Perry County


  • American (60%)
  • German (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $45,713.

5.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,146 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Tennessee average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.64% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($27,597 average AGI)
1.02% relocated from other states ($8,542 average AGI)
Perry County:

1.02%
Tennessee average:

3.48%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lewis County, TN  0.91% ($27,913 average AGI)


4.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,738 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
Tennessee average:

6.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.27% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($30,738 average AGI)
1.04% relocated to other states ($6,897 average AGI)
Perry County:

1.04%
Tennessee average:

2.95%

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

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 population 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
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: 1,635 (1,242 aged, 393 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 141 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 11,690
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 691
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55,259

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,281
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,294

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 13
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 53

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,023
  • In family households: 6,883 (1,634 male householders, 808 female householders)
    1,924 spouses, 1,969 children (1,748 natural, 107 adopted, 116 stepchildren), 145 grandchildren, 57 brothers or sisters, 13 parents, 178 other relatives, 136 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 989 (405 male householders (376 living alone)), 495 female householders (436 living alone)), 87 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 146

Size of family households: 1,168 2-persons, 479 3-persons, 305 4-persons, 285 5-persons, 154 6-persons, 50 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 812 1-person, 86 2-persons, 1 3-persons.

1,166 married couples with children.
312 single-parent households (98 men, 214 women).

95.8% of residents of Perry speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (87% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $55,136,000 ($7,186 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:

5.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Perry County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in Perry County, Tennessee
  • 1442014 or later
  • 1932010 to 2013
  • 8832000 to 2009
  • 1,1051990 to 1999
  • 6991980 to 1989
  • 6331970 to 1979
  • 3861960 to 1969
  • 3251950 to 1959
  • 501940 to 1949
  • 3091939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Perry County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Perry County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Perry County, Tennessee
  • 111 room
  • 462 rooms
  • 1463 rooms
  • 3864 rooms
  • 6235 rooms
  • 5906 rooms
  • 3677 rooms
  • 2578 rooms
  • 2759+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perry County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perry County, Tennessee
  • 291 room
  • 82 rooms
  • 1203 rooms
  • 1214 rooms
  • 2125 rooms
  • 856 rooms
  • 67 rooms
  • 298 rooms
  • 119+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Perry County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Perry County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Perry County, Tennessee
  • 12no bedroom
  • 1331 bedroom
  • 6692 bedrooms
  • 1,3993 bedrooms
  • 3544 bedrooms
  • 1275+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perry County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perry County, Tennessee
  • 30no bedroom
  • 891 bedroom
  • 2822 bedrooms
  • 1753 bedrooms
  • 174 bedrooms
  • 285+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 93no vehicle
  • 5461 vehicle
  • 1,2282 vehicles
  • 6003 vehicles
  • 1404 vehicles
  • 985+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Perry County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 90no vehicle
  • 2981 vehicle
  • 1582 vehicles
  • 583 vehicles
  • 124 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

92.5% of Perry County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Tennessee.

Perry County:

92.5%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 5,620
  • Other state: 2,280
  • Northeast: 225
  • Midwest: 1,026
  • South: 885
  • West: 143
Year householders moved into unit in Perry County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Perry County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 56.6%Electricity
  • 24.8%Utility gas
  • 9.9%Wood
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Solar energy
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 70.6%Electricity
  • 19.8%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Wood
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 142
Here:

20.1%
Tennessee:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 55
Here:

15.6%
Tennessee:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 41
Here:

18.8%
Tennessee:

22.4%

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 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $273,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,281,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $988,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $504,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $222,000
    Solid Waste Management: $42,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $59,000
    Central Staff Services: $42,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,317,000
    Regular Highways: $1,338,000
    Health - Other: $979,000
    Police Protection: $821,000
    Correctional Institutions: $798,000
    General - Other: $634,000
    Solid Waste Management: $577,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $389,000
    Financial Administration: $350,000
    General Public Buildings: $347,000
    Central Staff Services: $267,000
    Libraries: $102,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $31,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $244,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $24,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $10,000
    Other - Police Protection: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $58,000
    Education: $27,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,958,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $718,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $192,000
    General Revenue - Other: $125,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $105,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $63,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Sale of Property: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,497,000
    Regular Highways: $264,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $243,000
    Health - Other: $123,000
    Central Staff Services: $71,000
    Police Protection: $49,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $15,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,233,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,914,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $8,257,000
    Highways: $1,600,000
    Other: $1,143,000
    General Local Government Support: $607,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,699,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $953,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $55,000
    Severance: $52,000
    Other Selective Sales: $47,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $31,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
    Other License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,196,000

Perry County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $273,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,281,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $988,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $504,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $222,000
    Solid Waste Management: $42,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $59,000
    Central Staff Services: $42,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,317,000
    Regular Highways: $1,338,000
    Health - Other: $979,000
    Police Protection: $821,000
    Correctional Institutions: $798,000
    General - Other: $634,000
    Solid Waste Management: $577,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $389,000
    Financial Administration: $350,000
    General Public Buildings: $347,000
    Central Staff Services: $267,000
    Libraries: $102,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $31,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $244,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $24,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $10,000
    Other - Police Protection: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $58,000
    Education: $27,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,958,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $718,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $192,000
    General Revenue - Other: $125,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $105,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $63,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Sale of Property: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,497,000
    Regular Highways: $264,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $243,000
    Health - Other: $123,000
    Central Staff Services: $71,000
    Police Protection: $49,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $15,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,233,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,914,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $8,257,000
    Highways: $1,600,000
    Other: $1,143,000
    General Local Government Support: $607,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,699,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $953,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $55,000
    Severance: $52,000
    Other Selective Sales: $47,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $31,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
    Other License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,196,000

Perry County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $273,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,281,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $988,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $504,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $222,000
    Solid Waste Management: $42,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $59,000
    Central Staff Services: $42,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,317,000
    Regular Highways: $1,338,000
    Health - Other: $979,000
    Police Protection: $821,000
    Correctional Institutions: $798,000
    General - Other: $634,000
    Solid Waste Management: $577,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $389,000
    Financial Administration: $350,000
    General Public Buildings: $347,000
    Central Staff Services: $267,000
    Libraries: $102,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $31,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $244,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $24,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $10,000
    Other - Police Protection: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $58,000
    Education: $27,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,958,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $718,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $192,000
    General Revenue - Other: $125,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $105,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $63,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Sale of Property: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,497,000
    Regular Highways: $264,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $243,000
    Health - Other: $123,000
    Central Staff Services: $71,000
    Police Protection: $49,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $15,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,233,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,914,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $8,257,000
    Highways: $1,600,000
    Other: $1,143,000
    General Local Government Support: $607,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,699,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $953,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $55,000
    Severance: $52,000
    Other Selective Sales: $47,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $31,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
    Other License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,196,000

Perry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $273,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,281,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $988,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $504,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $222,000
    Solid Waste Management: $42,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $59,000
    Central Staff Services: $42,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,317,000
    Regular Highways: $1,338,000
    Health - Other: $979,000
    Police Protection: $821,000
    Correctional Institutions: $798,000
    General - Other: $634,000
    Solid Waste Management: $577,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $389,000
    Financial Administration: $350,000
    General Public Buildings: $347,000
    Central Staff Services: $267,000
    Libraries: $102,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $31,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $244,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $24,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $10,000
    Other - Police Protection: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $58,000
    Education: $27,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,958,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $718,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $192,000
    General Revenue - Other: $125,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $105,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $63,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Sale of Property: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,497,000
    Regular Highways: $264,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $243,000
    Health - Other: $123,000
    Central Staff Services: $71,000
    Police Protection: $49,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $15,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,233,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,914,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $8,257,000
    Highways: $1,600,000
    Other: $1,143,000
    General Local Government Support: $607,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,699,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $953,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $55,000
    Severance: $52,000
    Other Selective Sales: $47,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $31,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
    Other License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,196,000

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
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