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Population (year 2000): 6,847. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,734 (-1.7% change)
Males: 3,201 (46.8%), Females: 3,646 (53.2%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $25,986 (year 2000)
Median house value: $62,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Perry:

  • White Non-Hispanic (55.3%)
  • Black (41.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (10.5%), Irish (7.8%), German (5.7%), English (5.5%), Italian (1.8%), Subsaharan African (1.6%).Florida

Elevation: 42 feet

Land area: 9.3 square miles

Perry,

For population 25 years and over in Perry

  • High school or higher: 67.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Perry city

  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

1.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -487 (-6.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Tallahassee, (52.9 miles pop. 150,624).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Jacksonville, (132.9 miles pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (811.2 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: FL (24.7 miles Greenville, FL Madison, (26.9 miles FL Mayo, (28.3 miles FL (28.7 miles Lee, FL Monticello, (35.6 miles Oak, FL Live (42.9 miles Marks, FL (43.0 miles St. City, FL Cross (45.7 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 16 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $63,700
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $172,200
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $128,200

Latitude: 30.11 N, Longitude: 83.58 W

Area code: 850


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.3%), Educational,health and social services (14.5%), Retail trade (12.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,931 (+28.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,705 (67.6%)


 

Crime in Perry by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 2 1
    per 100,000 0.0 14.6 29.2 14.6
Rapes 3 3 5 10
    per 100,000 43.8 43.8 73.0 146.0
Robberies 18 12 11 11
    per 100,000 262.9 175.3 160.7 160.7
Assaults 84 95 65 62
    per 100,000 1226.8 1387.5 949.3 905.5
Burglaries 124 156 151 92
    per 100,000 1811.0 2278.4 2205.3 1343.7
Thefts 192 232 203 184
    per 100,000 2804.1 3388.3 2964.8 2687.3
Auto thefts 11 15 36 15
    per 100,000 160.7 219.1 525.8 219.1
593.5 674.7 611.5 521.4

Average climate in Perry, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Perry,

Perry-area historical tornado activity is below Florida state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1988, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.8 miles away from the Perry city center killed 4 people and injured 18 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/27/1984, a category 3 tornado 28.7 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Perry:
  • DOCTORS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (407 E ASH ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Perry:
  • MADISON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; MADISON, FL)
  • SHANDS AT LIVE OAK (about 40 miles; LIVE OAK, FL)
  • BROOKS COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 47 miles; QUITMAN, GA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Perry:
  • VALDOSTA RGNL (about 50 miles; VALDOSTA, GA; ID: VLD)
  • TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL (about 57 miles; TALLAHASSEE, FL; ID: TLH)
  • MOODY AFB (about 65 miles; VALDOSTA, GA; ID: VAD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Perry:
  • PERRY-FOLEY (about 4 miles; PERRY, FL; ID: 40J)
  • SUWANNEE COUNTY (about 42 miles; LIVE OAK, FL; ID: 24J)
  • CROSS CITY (about 47 miles; CROSS CITY, FL; ID: CTY)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 6 $11,699 $23,398 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $7,074 $28,296 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 2 $4,707 $28,242 0 $0
Gas Supply 5 $12,653 $30,367 0 $0
Water Supply 7 $17,336 $29,718 0 $0
Streets and Highways 5 $8,444 $20,265 0 $0
Firefighters 11 $33,882 $36,962 0 $0
Police - Other 2 $3,188 $19,128 7 $2,659
Police Protection - Officers 20 $51,700 $31,020 0 $0
Other Government Administration 14 $34,071 $29,203 0 $0
Financial Administration 7 $15,553 $26,662 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 9 $14,314 $19,085 0 $0
Sewerage 7 $17,184 $29,458 0 $0
Totals for Government 98 $231,805 $28,384 7 $2,659
College/University in Perry:
  • TAYLOR TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 288; Location: 3233 HWY 19 S; Public; Website: taylor.k12.fl.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perry:
  • FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Full-time enrollment: 10,991)
  • FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; TALLAHASSEE, FL; FT enrollment: 29,949)
  • VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; VALDOSTA, GA; FT enrollment: 7,157)
  • TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; TALLAHASSEE, FL; FT enrollment: 7,016)
  • SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 87 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 7,942)
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (about 91 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 41,543)
  • ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 106 miles; ALBANY, GA; FT enrollment: 2,996)
Public high schools in Perry:
  • TAYLOR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 840; Location: 900 JOHNSON-STRIPPLING RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • TAYLOR CO AREA VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL/ADULT (Students: 63; Location: 3233 S U.S HIGHWAY 19; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Perry:
  • TRUTH ACADEMY (Students: 13; Location: PO BOX 214; Grades: 2 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Perry:
  • PERRY PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 766; Location: 400 N CLARK STREET; Grades: KG - 02)
  • TAYLOR COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 716; Location: 1600 EAST GREEN STREET; Grades: 02 - 06)
  • TAYLOR COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 700; Location: 601 E LAFAYETTE STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 275; Location: 520 EAST LAFAYETTE STREET; Grades: PK - PK)
  • TECHNICAL LEARNING CENTER (Students: 60; Location: 318 N CLARK STREET; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE (Students: 3; Location: 318 N CLARK STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
Library in Perry:
  • TAYLOR COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $316,542; Location: 403 NORTH WASHINGTON STREET; 49,018 books; 756 audio materials; 706 video materials; 63 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • WVHT 105.7 FM Monticello Wilson Broadcasting Co. IS NOW changed to WFRF-FM 105.7 Monticello, owner: Faith Radio Network, Inc.

Notable locations in Perry: Perry Plaza (A), Perry Square (B), Taylor County Public Library (C).

Shopping Center: Taylor Square Shopping Center (1).

Church in Perry: Springhill Church (A).

Cemeteries: Pineview Memorial Gardens (1), Wilcox Cemetery (2).

Creek: Pimple Creek (A).


Perry compared to Florida state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Perry:
  • WPRY (1400 AM; 1 kW; PERRY, FL; Owner: WORLDLINK TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WFRF (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FAITH RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
Strongest FM radio stations in Perry:
  • WNFK (92.1 FM; PERRY, FL; Owner: TAYLOR COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGLF (104.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKVH (91.9 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WFSU-FM (88.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
TV broadcast stations around Perry:
  • W29CH (Channel 29; PERRY, FL; Owner: PERRY CHANNEL 69 TV, INC.)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTXL-TV (Channel 27; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MEDIA VENTURE MANAGEMENT, INC.)

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