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Perry County, Tennessee (TN)


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County population in 2012: 7,860 (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. 2012 cost of living index in Perry County: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.0%), Manufacturing (13.4%), Public administration (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 23%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Perry County, Tennessee:


Median resident age:  43.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years

Males: 3,974  (48.0%)
Females: 3,941  (52.0%)

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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 2009: $32,201 ($28,061 in 1999)
This county:

$32201
Tennessee:

$41725

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $339 (lower quartile is $203, upper quartile is $390)
This county:

$339
State:

$532


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $71,695 (it was $54,200 in 2000)
Perry County:

$71,695
Tennessee:

$137,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,351 - $137,982

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $190,458
Here:

$190,458
State:

$188,484

Townhouses or other attached units: $122,990
Here:

$122,990
State:

$164,698

Mobile homes: $43,576
Here:

$43,576
State:

$44,109

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $46,176
Here:

$46,176
State:

$46,838
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $932
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $252

Institutionalized population: 123

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


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


Perry County, TN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $468 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $383 (0.6%)


Perry County household income distribution in 2009 Perry County home values distribution


Perry County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 23.2%
(23.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.6% for Black residents, 27.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 92.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 18 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

15.4%
Whole state:

13.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

7.1%
Whole state:

5.8%

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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Perry County: Camp Linden (A), Cedar Creek Dock (B), Crooked Creek Boat Dock (C), Crooked Creek Marina (D), Deer Point Campground (E), New Era Dock (F), Rameys Dock (G), Cypress Creek Boat Dock (H), Toms Creek Dock (I), Standing Rock (J), Camp Linden (K), Matheny Camp (L), Webbs Landing (M), Blunts Landing (N), Britts Landing (O), Cedar Creek Landing (P), Daniels Landing (Q), Densons Landing (R), East Perryville Landing (S), Hardin Barn Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Perry County include: Bethel United Methodist Church (A), Fairview Church (B), Farmers Valley Church (C), Short Creek Church (D), Simmons Church (E), Sinking Creek Church (F), Chappell Methodist Church (G), Lick Creek Church (H), Rockhouse Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Strickland Cemetery (1), Howard Cemetery (2), Howell Cemetery (3), Sutton Cemetery (4), Hufstedler Cemetery (5), Tanner Cemetery (6), Hunt Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Horse Pond (A), Poole Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Opossum Creek (A), Lineberry Fork (B), Lick Creek (C), Lee Branch (D), Lagoon Branch (E), King Branch (F), Jack Branch (G), Whiteoak Creek (H), Hurricane Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Perry County: Mousetail Landing State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Benton County , Decatur County , Hickman County , Humphreys County , Lewis County , Wayne County .

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


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:


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:

45.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.98%
Here43.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,280
Total congregations: 30

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents1,059 (32.3%)807 (24.6%)705 (21.5%)345 (10.5%)364 (11.1%)
Congregations4 (13.3%)9 (30.0%)8 (26.7%)1 (3.3%)8 (26.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Perry County - Linden, Lobelville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Perry County:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

5.21 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Perry County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.8%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.5%
Tennessee:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Perry County:

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

Tornado activity:

Perry County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 1.0 times above overall U.S. average.
On 5/5/1999, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 3 people and caused $290,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Perry County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/2005 at 11:35:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.7 MB, 3.9 MW, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from the county center
On 5/27/1995 at 19:51:10, a magnitude 3.8 (3.0 MD, 3.8 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 95.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/29/1996 at 10:47:09, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/28/1993 at 22:40:01, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 MD, 3.6 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 96.0 miles away from Perry County center
On 6/6/1995 at 21:27:11, a magnitude 3.6 (3.1 MD, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/3/1992 at 03:06:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 7.8 mi) earthquake occurred 91.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


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, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation equipment (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)
  • Transportation equipment (27%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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




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





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:

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 2005 was $35,727.

6.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,095 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
Tennessee average:

7.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.41% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($22,369 average AGI)
2.39% relocated from other states ($10,732 average AGI)
Perry County:

2.39%
Tennessee average:

3.80%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lewis County, TN  0.65% ($28,625 average AGI)
from Davidson County, TN  0.61% ($37,533)
from Decatur County, TN  0.53% ($18,308)
from Wayne County, TN  0.40% ($23,100)


6.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,060 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
Tennessee average:

6.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.89% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($16,923 average AGI)
1.90% relocated to other states ($5,131 average AGI)
Perry County:

1.90%
Tennessee average:

2.97%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lewis County, TN  0.61% ($31,133 average AGI)
to Decatur County, TN  0.57% ($14,500)
to Wayne County, TN  0.57% ($28,500)

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 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

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,485 (1,159 aged, 326 disabled)
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

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.

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

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:


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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Perry County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Perry County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Perry County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Perry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Perry County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Perry County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




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

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