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Population (year 2000): 7,633. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,865 (+16.1% change)
Males: 3,777 (49.5%), Females: 3,856 (50.5%)

Dallas County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 34.6 years
Median household income: $35,429 (year 2000)
Median house value: $69,000 (year 2000)

Perry, IA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Perry:

  • White Non-Hispanic (72.9%)
  • Hispanic (24.5%)
  • Other race (13.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Black (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (24.0%), Irish (10.4%), English (9.1%), United States (7.5%), Swedish (3.0%), Norwegian (2.9%).

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Elevation: 998 feet

Land area: 3.7 square miles

Perry,

For population 25 years and over in Perry

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Perry city

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

16.5% Foreign born (15.0% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +943 (+14.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IA Ames, (34.7 miles pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NE Omaha, (137.4 miles pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (441.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bouton, IA (6.3 miles) , Berkley, IA (7.4 miles) , IA (7.6 miles Minburn, Dawson, IA (8.3 miles) , IA (9.5 miles Rippey, IA (12.2 miles Woodward, Beaver, IA (14.0 miles) , IA Jamaica, (14.3 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 9 buildings, average cost: $75,100
  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $87,900
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2005: 35 buildings, average cost: $110,800

Latitude: 41.84 N, Longitude: 94.10 W

Area code: 515


Perry, Iowa business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.3%), Educational,health and social services (23.7%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,052 (-13.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,386 (38.0%)


 

Crime in Perry by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 2 3 3
    per 100,000 26.2 26.2 39.3 39.3
Robberies 2 1 1 1
    per 100,000 26.2 13.1 13.1 13.1
Assaults 11 27 24 16
    per 100,000 144.1 353.7 314.4 209.6
Burglaries 23 49 32 33
    per 100,000 301.3 641.9 419.2 432.3
Thefts 168 209 149 223
    per 100,000 2201.0 2738.1 1952.1 2921.5
Auto thefts 15 12 8 14
    per 100,000 196.5 157.2 104.8 183.4
172.0 252.2 198.3 223.4


Average climate in Perry, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Perry,

Perry-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 126% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the Perry city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Perry:
  • DALLAS COUNTY HOSPITAL (610 TENTH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Perry:
  • BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; BOONE, IA)
  • GREENE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (about 23 miles; JEFFERSON, IA)
  • GUTHRIE COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; GUTHRIE CENTER, IA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Perry:
  • DES MOINES INTL (about 38 miles; DES MOINES, IA; ID: DSM)
  • FORT DODGE REGIONAL (about 50 miles; FORT DODGE, IA; ID: FOD)
  • MASON CITY MUNI (about 106 miles; MASON CITY, IA; ID: MCW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Perry:
  • PERRY MUNI (about 4 miles; PERRY, IA; ID: PRO)
  • JEFFERSON MUNI (about 20 miles; JEFFERSON, IA; ID: EFW)
  • BOONE MUNI (about 23 miles; BOONE, IA; ID: BNW)


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 Government Administration 4 $12,248 $36,744 6 $759
Police Protection - Officers 14 $45,303 $38,831 0 $0
Police - Other 7 $15,117 $25,914 1 $1,129
Firefighters 0 $0   36 $4,565
Streets and Highways 7 $19,472 $33,380 0 $0
Sewerage 3 $9,259 $37,036 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $9,567 $28,701 18 $9,219
Water Supply 9 $26,993 $35,990 3 $124
Local Libraries 5 $11,442 $27,460 5 $2,314
Other and Unallocable 5 $10,399 $24,957 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 6 $15,104 $30,208 0 $0
Totals for Government 64 $174,904 $32,794 69 $18,111


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perry:
  • DRAKE UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; DES MOINES, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,227)
  • DES MOINES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; ANKENY, IA; FT enrollment: 6,959)
  • IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; FT DODGE, IA; FT enrollment: 2,807)
  • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; AMES, IA; FT enrollment: 24,473)
  • GRACELAND UNIVERSITY-LAMONI (about 84 miles; LAMONI, IA; FT enrollment: 2,026)
  • BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY (about 94 miles; STORM LAKE, IA; FT enrollment: 2,524)
  • NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 110 miles; MASON CITY, IA; FT enrollment: 2,161)
Public high school in Perry:
  • PERRY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 556; Location: 1200 18TH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Perry:
  • PERRY ELEMENTARY (Students: 802; Location: 1600 8TH; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 397; Location: 1200 18TH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Perry:
  • ST PATRICK SCHOOL (Students: 162; Location: 1302 FIFTH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Perry:
  • PERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $346,391; Location: 1101 WILLIS AVE.; 41,904 books; 2,087 audio materials; 2,513 video materials; 105 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Perry: Perry (A), McCreary Community Building (B), Perry Public Library (C), Perry Police Department (D), Perry Fire Department (E).

Shopping Center: Perry Mall (1).

Churches in Perry include: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran (A), Assembly of God Church (B), First Christian Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), First United Methodist Church (E), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (F), New Bethel Baptist Church (G), Saint Martins Episcopal Church (H).

Cemeteries: Violet Hill Cemetery (1), Saint Patrick's Cemetery (2).

Parks in Perry include: Pattee Park (1), Perkins Park (2), Caboose Park (3), Wiese Park (4).

Post office: (A).  


Perry compared to Iowa state average:
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Perry:
  • KDLS (1310 AM; 1 kW; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Perry:
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFGQ-FM (99.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Perry:
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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