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Population (year 2000): 9,602. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,018 (+14.7% change)
Males: 4,546 (47.3%), Females: 5,056 (52.7%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 35.1 years
Median household income: $31,418 (year 2000)
Median house value: $83,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Perry:

  • White Non-Hispanic (58.8%)
  • Black (37.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Asian Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (16.4%), English (8.0%), Irish (5.7%), German (5.1%), Subsaharan African (2.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%).Georgia

Elevation: 337 feet

Land area: 16.4 square miles

Perry,

For population 25 years and over in Perry

  • High school or higher: 75.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Perry city

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

1.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +116 (+1.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: GA Macon, (26.0 miles pop. 97,255).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: GA Atlanta, (101.1 miles pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (703.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Robins, GA Warner (11.5 miles GA (11.9 miles Centerville, GA (12.9 miles Byron, Valley, GA Fort (13.2 miles AFB, GA (13.6 miles Robins GA (14.2 miles Unadilla, GA Marshallville, (15.2 miles GA Pinehurst, (18.9 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 31 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 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

Latitude: 32.46 N, Longitude: 83.72 W

Area code: 478


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.3%), Manufacturing (13.7%), Retail trade (12.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.2%), Public administration (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,293 (+23.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,042 (50.8%)


 

Crime in Perry by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 1 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 10.4 10.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 4 0 1 1 2
    per 100,000 41.7 0.0 10.4 10.4 20.8
Robberies 11 3 12 6 9
    per 100,000 114.6 31.2 125.0 62.5 93.7
Assaults 26 20 33 25 41
    per 100,000 270.8 208.3 343.7 260.4 427.0
Burglaries 38 26 31 48 46
    per 100,000 395.8 270.8 322.8 499.9 479.1
Thefts 294 193 157 214 283
    per 100,000 3061.9 2010.0 1635.1 2228.7 2947.3
Auto thefts 27 17 25 31 24
    per 100,000 281.2 177.0 260.4 322.8 249.9
288.3 175.0 219.2 225.0 293.3

Average climate in Perry, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Perry,

Perry-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.5 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 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.8 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.

Birthplace of: Sonny Perdue - politician, Dontarrious Thomas - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Sep 2, 1980), Sam Nunn - (born 1938), Senator from Georgia, Al Thornton - College basketball player (Florida State Seminoles).


Hospital/medical center in Perry:
  • PERRY GENERAL HOSPITAL (1120 MORNINGSIDE DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Perry:
  • PEACH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; FORT VALLEY, GA)
  • HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; WARNER ROBINS, GA)
  • MIDDLE GEORGIA HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; MACON, GA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Perry:
  • ROBINS AFB (about 15 miles; WARNER ROBINS, GA; ID: WRB)
  • MIDDLE GEORGIA REGIONAL (about 17 miles; MACON, GA; ID: MCN)
  • SOUTHWEST GEORGIA REGIONAL (about 72 miles; ALBANY, GA; ID: ABY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Perry:
  • PERRY-HOUSTON COUNTY (about 4 miles; PERRY, GA; ID: PXE)
  • WARNER ROBINS AIR PARK (about 7 miles; WARNER ROBINS, GA; ID: 5A2)
  • DR. C P SAVAGE SR. (about 23 miles; MONTEZUMA, GA; ID: 53A)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 18 $42,369 $28,246 0 $0
Health 1 $1,672 $20,064 0 $0
Firefighters 13 $35,260 $32,547 5 $332
Police - Other 11 $20,243 $22,083 5 $1,251
Police Protection - Officers 32 $96,256 $36,096 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   1 $600
Other Government Administration 10 $30,248 $36,297 7 $6,531
Financial Administration 5 $13,663 $32,791 0 $0
Sewerage 15 $37,952 $30,361 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 5 $12,850 $30,840 1 $615
Water Supply 11 $25,651 $27,982 0 $0
Gas Supply 5 $15,223 $36,535 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 6 $11,714 $23,428 0 $0
Totals for Government 132 $343,101 $31,191 19 $9,330
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perry:
  • FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; FT VALLEY, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,233)
  • MACON STATE COLLEGE (about 24 miles; MACON, GA; FT enrollment: 2,557)
  • CENTRAL GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 24 miles; MACON, GA; FT enrollment: 2,383)
  • MERCER UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; MACON, GA; FT enrollment: 5,859)
  • GORDON COLLEGE (about 51 miles; BARNESVILLE, GA; FT enrollment: 2,263)
  • GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; FT enrollment: 4,028)
  • ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; ALBANY, GA; FT enrollment: 2,996)
Public high school in Perry:
  • PERRY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 972; Location: 1307 NORTH AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Perry:
  • WESTFIELD SCHOOL (Students: 589; Location: P O BOX 1241; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Perry:
  • PERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 912; Location: 1098 NORTH PERRY PARKWAY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PERRY PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 660; Location: 1500 SUNSHINE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 01)
  • KINGS CHAPEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 292; Location: 460 ARENA ROAD; Grades: 02 - 05)
  • TUCKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 276; Location: 1300 TUCKER ROAD; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • MORNINGSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 257; Location: 1206 MORNINGSIDE DRIVE; Grades: 02 - 05)
  • PERRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 228; Location: 906 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: 02 - 05)
Library in Perry:
  • HOUSTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES SYSTEM (Operating income: $926,586; Location: 1201 WASHINGTON STREET; 206,584 books; 3,887 audio materials; 1,982 video materials; 214 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Perry: Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter (A), Perry Country Club (B), Perry Industrial Park (C), Perry-Houston County Library (D), Houston County Courthouse (E), Perry City Hall (F).

Shopping Centers: Plaza Shopping Center (1), Eastgate Shopping Center (2), Perry Market Place Shopping Center (3), Perry Village Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Perry include: Second Memorial Baptist Church (A), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (B), Saint Christophers Episcopal Church (C), Crossroads Church (D), Perry United Methodist Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Old Field Baptist Church (G), Full Gospel Lighthouse (H).

Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery (1).

Reservoir: Hackney Lake (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Berry Branch (A), Bay Creek (B).

Parks in Perry include: Barbara Calhoun Park (1), Creekwood Park (2), Rozar Park (3).

Post office: (A).  


Perry compared to Georgia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density significantly below state average for cities.
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.)
  • WMGB (95.1 FM; MONTEZUMA, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIBB-FM (97.9 FM; FORT VALLEY, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WDCO-FM (89.7 FM; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WAYS (105.5 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJTG (91.3 FM; FORT VALLEY, GA; Owner: JOY PUBLIC B/CNG CORP)
  • WQBZ (106.3 FM; FORT VALLEY, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQSY (103.9 FM; HAWKINSVILLE, GA; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPEZ (93.7 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBKG (88.9 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WMKS (92.3 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPWB (90.5 FM; BYRON, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INST., INC.)
  • WVMG-FM (96.7 FM; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLVN-LP (97.1 FM; FORT VALLEY, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL HEARTLAND, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Perry:
  • 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)
  • WDCO-TV (Channel 29; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WGNM (Channel 64; MACON, GA; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • WDMA-LP (Channel 32; MACON, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

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