Perry, Kansas

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Comparative Profile of Perry, Kansas

Comparing Perry to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Senior Citizens 6 4
Age of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 5 5
Female Share of the Population 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 8
People Above Poverty 7 7
College Educated Adults 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Working at Home 6 5
Short Commute Times 6 3
Public Transportation Use 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Rents 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2

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Perry Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NW of Lawrence, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 43 miles W of Kansas City, Missouri
County Jefferson
Standard Zip Codes 66073
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.075
Longitude -95.393

Perry Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 46 to 68 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
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Perry Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 901 100%
Male 438 48.6%
Female 463 51.4%
Under 18 232 25.7%
18+ 669 74.3%
65+ 143 15.9%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 2.91
White 848 94.1%
African-American 6 0.7%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.7%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 33 3.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1%

Estimated Perry Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 883
Growth -18
Growth % -2%

Perry Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 36.2%
Irish 13.3%
US/American 12.5%
English 12.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7%
French (except Basque) 4.3%
Dutch 3.5%
Scottish 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
French Canadian 1.6%
Swedish 1.4%
Norwegian 1%
Polish 1%
European 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Italian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Perry 901 $46,641
Lawrence 80,098 $51,545
Lecompton 608 $46,111
McLouth 868 $44,063
Meriden 706 $45,278
Oskaloosa 1,165 $41,477
Ozawkie 552 $67,292
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Perry High Schools (2004)

Serves 340 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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