Perry, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 16,684 (89% urban, 11% rural).
Population change since 2000: +73.8%
Males: 8,237  (49.4%)
Females: 8,447  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

32.6 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 31047, 31069.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,603 (it was $31,418 in 2000)
Perry:

$44,603
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,005 (it was $18,266 in 2000)

Perry city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $129,513 (it was $80,400 in 2000)
Perry:

$129,513
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $169,349; detached houses: $173,318; townhouses or other attached units: $154,614; mobile homes: $61,457

Median gross rent in 2017: $822.

March 2019 cost of living index in Perry: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.5%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.1% for Black residents, 37.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 86.2% for other race residents, 4.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Perry, GA (2010)
    • 7,98257.7%White alone
    • 4,94935.8%Black alone
    • 4113.0%Hispanic
    • 2732.0%Asian alone
    • 1851.3%Two or more races
    • 200.1%American Indian alone
    • 170.1%Other race alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Perry detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 87 registered sex offenders living in Perry, Georgia as of July 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Perry is 179 to 1.


Crime rates in Perry by year

Type

2005

2006

2009

2011

2012

2013

2015

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(18.3)
2
(17.6)
1
(7.5)
2
(14.3)
3
(20.9)
2
(13.3)
1
(6.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(82.2)
4
(35.2)
9
(67.4)
8
(57.1)
8
(55.7)
7
(46.7)
8
(51.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
38
(346.9)
44
(386.9)
42
(314.4)
24
(171.2)
36
(250.6)
26
(173.3)
11
(71.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
49
(447.3)
52
(457.3)
59
(441.7)
61
(435.1)
82
(570.8)
62
(413.3)
34
(219.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
258
(2,355)
158
(1,389)
311
(2,328)
243
(1,733)
220
(1,531)
175
(1,167)
117
(756.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
37
(337.8)
21
(184.7)
21
(157.2)
23
(164.0)
22
(153.1)
14
(93.3)
13
(84.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A3
(20.9)
N/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)261.2204.4225.7175.7197.0142.487.3

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City-data.com crime index in Perry, GA

Crime rate in Perry detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 46 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
Georgia average:

2.25
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Ancestries: American (24.8%), Irish (4.4%), German (3.5%), Scottish (2.9%), English (2.8%), European (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 337 feet

Land area: 16.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,016 people per square mile   (low).

Perry, Georgia map

499 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

This city:

3.1%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,558 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,246 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Macon, GA (25.9 miles , pop. 97,255).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (97.9 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (684.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Elko, GA (2.8 miles ),
Henderson, GA (3.1 miles ),
Warner Robins, GA (3.3 miles ),
Fort Valley, GA (3.4 miles ),
Centerville, GA (3.4 miles ),
Robins AFB, GA (3.6 miles ),
Byron, GA (3.6 miles ),
Marshallville, GA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 32.46 N, Longitude: 83.72 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,492 (+15.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,106 (32.1%)

Area code: 478

Distribution of median household income in Perry, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Perry, GA in 2017

Perry satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $132,200
  • 2000: 42 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2001: 40 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2003: 52 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2004: 123 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2005: 263 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2006: 325 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2007: 213 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2008: 141 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2009: 63 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2010: 112 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2011: 90 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2012: 123 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2013: 115 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2014: 190 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2015: 257 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2016: 256 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2017: 352 buildings, average cost: $176,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Perry, GA residents
Average permit cost in Perry, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Georgia:

3.7%
Historical population in Perry, GA
Historical housing units in Perry, GA

Population change in the 1990s: +116 (+1.2%).
Most common industries in Perry, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Public administration (10.6%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (14.8%)
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.5%)
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Perry, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Child care workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Perry, Georgia

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.9. This is about average.

City:

68.9
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.44. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.44
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00234. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00234
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Perry-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.7 miles away from the Perry city center killed 18 people and injured 300 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/18/1975, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Perry-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.7 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 178.3 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 228.4 miles away from the city 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 215.2 miles away from Perry center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 210.3 miles away from Perry center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 231.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Houston County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Perry topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Perry:

  • PERRY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1120 MORNINGSIDE DR)
  • CHURCH HOME FOR THE AGED (2470 HWY 41 N)
  • NEW PERRY NH (500 STANLEY ST)
  • SUMMERHILL (500 STANLEY STREET)
  • PERRY DIALYSIS CENTER (D/B/A PERRY DIALYSIS CENTER)

Airports and heliports located in Perry:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perry:

  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 7 miles; Warner Robins, GA; Full-time enrollment: 6,829)
  • Fort Valley State University (about 12 miles; Fort Valley, GA; FT enrollment: 3,200)
  • Middle Georgia State College (about 24 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 7,091)
  • Mercer University (about 26 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 6,297)
  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 41 miles; Americus, GA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Gordon State College (about 48 miles; Barnesville, GA; FT enrollment: 3,336)
  • Georgia College and State University (about 52 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 6,271)

Public high school in Perry:

Private high school in Perry:

Public elementary/middle schools in Perry:

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Library in Perry:

  • HOUSTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,266,409; Location: 1201 WASHINGTON STREET; 177,896 books; 6,345 audio materials; 7,064 video materials; 146 state licensed databases; 170 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Perry: Perry Industrial Park (A), Perry Country Club (B), Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter (C), Perry Fire Department (D), Perry-Houston County Library (E), Perry City Hall (F), Houston County Courthouse (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Plaza Shopping Center (1), Perry Village Shopping Center (2), Perry Market Place Shopping Center (3), Eastgate Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Perry include: Crossroads Church (A), Second Memorial Baptist Church (B), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (C), Saint Christophers Episcopal Church (D), Perry United Methodist Church (E), Old Field Baptist Church (F), Greater Union Baptist Church (G), Full Gospel Lighthouse (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Hackney Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Berry Branch (A), Bay Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Perry include: Barbara Calhoun Park (1), Creekwood Park (2), Rozar Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Georgia Outdoor Adventures (Tours & Charters; 204 Mossland Drive) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Econo Lodge Perry (102 Valley Drive) (1), Days Inn (102 Valley Drive) (2), Guesthouse Inn - Perry (202 Valley Dr) (3), Fairfield Inn Perry (110 Perimeter Rd) (4), Great Inn (1006 Saint Patricks Drive) (5), Crossroads Motel (317 General Courtney Hod) (6), Best Western Bradbury Inn (205 Lect Drive) (7), Comfort Inn Perry (1602 Sam Nunn Boulevard) (8), Comfort Inn (1602 Sam Nunn Blvd) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Ron Simmons - College football player, Sonny Perdue - politician, Casey Hayward - Football player, Courtney Hodges - General, Dontarrious Thomas - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Sep 2, 1980), Sam Nunn - (born 1938), Senator from Georgia, Washed Out - Musician, Deborah Roberts - Television journalist, Al Thornton - College basketball player (Florida State Seminoles), Caroline Love Goodwin O'Day - Politician.

Houston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.6%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.4%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Perry in 2010:

  • 476 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 162 people in state prisons
  • 146 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Perry in 2000:

  • 175 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 99 people in nursing homes
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in other group homes
Arena or stadium:
  • Reaves Arena. Capacity: 8,250.

Banks with branches in Perry (2011 data):

  • Synovus Bank: Perry Branch at 916 Main Street, branch established on 1936/04/18. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • PlantersFIRST: Sam Numm Boulevard at 1400 Sam Numm Boulevard, branch established on 2007/01/08. Info updated 2008/01/29: Bank assets: $288.5 mil, Deposits: $269.8 mil, headquarters in Cordele, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Mid State Banks, Inc.
  • The Bank of Perry: The Bank Of Perry at 1006 Main Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $115.4 mil, Deposits: $103.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Persons Banking Co., Inc.
  • State Bank and Trust Company: Perry Branch at 1208 Washington Street, branch established on 1987/09/14. Info updated 2011/10/24: Bank assets: $2,746.8 mil, Deposits: $2,314.3 mil, headquarters in Macon, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: State Bank Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Perry:

Marital status in Perry, GA
  • Never married: 36.5%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

For population 25 years and over in Perry:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Perry
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Perry, GA (based on Houston County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant45,802103
Mainline Protestant15,04617
Catholic6,1242
Other4,59210
Black Protestant2,26711
None66,069-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Houston County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
This county:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 79
This county:

6.03 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.4%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.8%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.1%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Perry:

50.7%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Perry:

48.4%
State:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.2
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Perry:

18.8%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Perry:

11.9%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
Perry:

34.8%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

56.7%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Perry:

80.7%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Perry, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 34$137,120$48,3950$0
Firefighters 20$65,092$39,0550$0
Streets and Highways 12$43,943$43,9430$0
Other and Unallocable 11$30,133$32,8725$1,519
Financial Administration 8$23,913$35,8700$0
Other Government Administration 8$40,510$60,7657$4,350
Solid Waste Management 7$16,798$28,7970$0
Parks and Recreation 6$17,579$35,1581$1,158
Police - Other 4$10,067$30,2015$2,356
Fire - Other 1$2,433$29,1960$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,444$29,3281$2,217
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 112$390,032$41,78919$11,600

Perry government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $755,000 ($45.25)
    Water Utilities: $103,000 ($6.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000 ($4.32)
    Sewerage: $69,000 ($4.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000 ($2.04)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($0.36)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($0.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,257,000 ($195.22)
    Police Protection: $3,066,000 ($183.77)
    Gas Utilities: $2,488,000 ($149.12)
    Water Utilities: $2,030,000 ($121.67)
    Regular Highways: $1,554,000 ($93.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,399,000 ($83.85)
    Sewerage: $1,363,000 ($81.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $974,000 ($58.38)
    Financial Administration: $748,000 ($44.83)
    Central Staff Services: $737,000 ($44.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $575,000 ($34.46)
    Housing and Community Development: $474,000 ($28.41)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $441,000 ($26.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $347,000 ($20.80)
    General Public Buildings: $233,000 ($13.97)
    Health - Other: $116,000 ($6.95)
    Correctional Institutions: $40,000 ($2.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($0.48)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $63,000 ($3.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $305,000 ($18.28)
    General - Other: $291,000 ($17.44)
    Sewerage: $203,000 ($12.17)
    Police Protection: $165,000 ($9.89)
    Regular Highways: $164,000 ($9.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $121,000 ($7.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $74,000 ($4.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $60,000 ($3.60)
    Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($1.74)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($1.26)
    General Public Building: $4,000 ($0.24)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,232,000 ($313.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $669,000 ($40.10)

Perry government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,156,000 ($129.23)
    Other: $1,936,000 ($116.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,129,000 ($67.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000 ($4.74)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $26,000 ($1.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $38,000 ($2.28)
    General Local Government Support: $38,000 ($2.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,893,000 ($113.46)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($0.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,393,000 ($83.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $485,000 ($29.07)
    Royalties: $13,000 ($0.78)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($0.54)
    Sale of Property: $9,000 ($0.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,235,000 ($193.90)
    Gas Utilities: $2,803,000 ($168.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $527,000 ($31.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $164,000 ($9.83)
    General Local Government Support: $27,000 ($1.62)
  • Tax - Property: $5,922,000 ($354.95)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,016,000 ($60.90)
    Other Selective Sales: $711,000 ($42.62)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $649,000 ($38.90)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $258,000 ($15.46)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $171,000 ($10.25)
    Other License: $158,000 ($9.47)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $90,000 ($5.39)

Perry government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,169,000 ($969.13)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,675,000 ($939.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $494,000 ($29.61)

Perry government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $662,000 ($39.68)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,235,000 ($373.71)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,532,000 ($91.82)

8.23% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,747 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
Georgia average:

9.49%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,689 average AGI)
Houston County:

0.27%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bibb County, GA  1.03% ($38,206 average AGI)
from Peach County, GA  0.71% ($36,774)
from Crawford County, GA  0.13% ($27,685)


7.57% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
Georgia average:

9.04%

0.22% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,584 average AGI)
Houston County:

0.22%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bibb County, GA  0.80% ($35,841 average AGI)
to Peach County, GA  0.63% ($38,473)
to Fulton County, GA  0.17% ($31,290)
Businesses in Perry, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kincaid1
Ace Hardware1Knights Inn1
Advance Auto Parts1Kroger1
Applebee's1La-Z-Boy1
Best Western1Lane Furniture1
Burger King1McDonald's2
CVS1Microtel1
Chevrolet1Nike1
Chick-Fil-A1Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K3Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Publix Super Markets1
Cracker Barrel1Quality1
Cricket Wireless2RadioShack1
Curves1Ramada1
Dairy Queen1Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge1Subway3
FedEx2Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1The Room Place1
Goodwill1Travelodge1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hilton1UPS3
Howard Johnson1Waffle House2
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Perry:

  • WPGA (980 AM; 5 kW; PERRY, GA; Owner: RADIO PERRY, INC.)
  • WNNG (1350 AM; 15 kW; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CHASE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKTF (1550 AM; 10 kW; VIENNA, GA; Owner: SANTILLANA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXJO (1120 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GORDON, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLCG (1280 AM; 5 kW; MACON, GA)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WXKO (1150 AM; 1 kW; FORT VALLEY, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Perry:

  • WPGA-FM (100.9 FM; PERRY, GA; Owner: RADIO PERRY, INC.)
  • WIBB-FM (97.9 FM; FORT VALLEY, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMGB (95.1 FM; MONTEZUMA, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W202BA (88.3 FM; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WELV-FM (102.5 FM; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDCO-FM (89.7 FM; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WRBV (101.7 FM; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCOP-FM (99.9 FM; UNADILLA, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WDEN-FM (99.1 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJTG (91.3 FM; FORT VALLEY, GA; Owner: JOY PUBLIC B/CNG CORP)
  • WAYS (105.5 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPEZ (93.7 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQSY (103.9 FM; HAWKINSVILLE, GA; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQBZ (106.3 FM; FORT VALLEY, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBKG (88.9 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WPWB (90.5 FM; BYRON, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INST., INC.)
  • WVMG-FM (96.7 FM; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMKS (92.3 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLVN-LP (97.1 FM; FORT VALLEY, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL HEARTLAND, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Perry:

  • WDCO-TV (Channel 29; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WPGA-TV (Channel 58; PERRY, GA; Owner: RADIO PERRY, INC.)
  • WMGT-TV (Channel 41; MACON, GA; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMAZ-TV (Channel 13; MACON, GA; Owner: GANNETT GEORGIA, L.P.)
  • WGXA (Channel 24; MACON, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MACON LICENSE LLC)
  • WGNM (Channel 64; MACON, GA; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • WDMA-LP (Channel 32; MACON, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
Perry fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Perry fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 50Number of bridges
  • 633ft / 193mTotal length
  • $48,555,000Total costs
  • 752,640Total average daily traffic
  • 159,080Total average daily truck traffic
  • 659,630Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Perry, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 151960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 161990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Perry, GA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Perry)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 114 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Perry, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 86 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Perry)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Perry)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED33$148,15518$152,56491$162,0384$52,22315$106,5453$58,073
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$156,5600$05$182,7441$21,5000$01$34,420
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$127,6223$124,56026$159,6724$34,4482$63,4102$79,460
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$140,0103$111,18320$160,7790$01$162,4801$29,990
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$165,4201$168,1105$158,6640$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0212.00 , 0213.00, 0214.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$227,6305$183,344
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$175,3402$151,225
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$258,790
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0212.00 , 0213.00, 0214.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Perry, GA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Perry, GA - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 114. The highest number of reported fires - 193 took place in 2008, and the least - 38 in 2004. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Perry, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (48.0%), and Structure Fires (30.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Perry, GA
    • 87648.0%Outside Fires
    • 56430.9%Structure Fires
    • 36420.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 201.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Perry, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Perry, Georgia:

  • Travelodge Perry, 100 Westview Ln, Perry, Georgia 31069 , Phone: (478) 987-7355
  • Holiday Inn Perry, 200 Valley Dr, Perry, Georgia 31069 , Phone: (478) 987-3313, Fax: (478) 988-8269
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 201 Lect Dr, Perry, Georgia 31069 , Phone: (478) 987-8777, Fax: (478) 987-2724
  • Comfort Inn, 1602 Sam Nunn Blvd, Perry, Georgia 31069 , Phone: (478) 987-7710, Fax: (478) 988-2624
  • Quality Inn-perry, 1500 Sam Nunn Blvd, Perry, Georgia 31069 , Phone: (478) 987-1345, Fax: (478) 987-5875
  • Hampton Inn, 102 Hampton Ct, Perry, Georgia 31069 , Phone: (478) 987-7681, Fax: (478) 987-7128
  • Best Western Bradbury Inn & Suites, 205 Lect Dr, Perry, Georgia 31069 , Phone: (478) 218-5200, Fax: (478) 218-5210
  • Super 8 Perry, 102 Plaza Dr, Perry, Georgia 31069 , Phone: (478) 987-0999, Fax: (478) 988-0069
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Perry, Georgia
Most common first names in Perry, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10772.0 years
Mary9179.3 years
John7871.6 years
William7273.9 years
Willie6771.1 years
Robert5070.3 years
George4273.5 years
Annie4077.4 years
Thomas3073.7 years
Mattie2985.4 years
Most common last names in Perry, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis6474.3 years
Smith4577.3 years
Brown4474.7 years
Williams4373.4 years
Jones3669.1 years
Jackson3567.3 years
King2874.0 years
Johnson2572.9 years
Dixon2168.5 years
Miller2073.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Perry, GA
  • 83.5%Electricity
  • 15.3%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Perry, GA
  • 78.0%Electricity
  • 20.6%Utility gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Perry compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Perry on our top lists:

  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 (31047) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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