Perry, Missouri

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Perry, Missouri

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High Points

Perry strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Missouri):

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Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Perry Affordability of Rents
Low Property Crime
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Top 9% Perry Low Property Crime
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Perry Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Perry Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Perry, Missouri

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Racial Diversity 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 8
College Educated Adults 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
Median Family Income 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Working at Home 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Housing Recently Built 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 9
Low Violent Crime 6 7

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Perry Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles NE of Columbia, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
County Ralls
Standard Zip Codes 63462
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.431
Longitude -91.675

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 13 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Station MEXICO
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.4 inches
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
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Perry Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 666 100%
Male 293 44%
Female 373 56%
Under 18 128 19.2%
18+ 538 80.8%
65+ 184 27.6%
Median Age 45.9
Average Family Size 2.79
White 657 98.6%
African-American 4 0.6%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.6%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.8%

Estimated Perry Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 657
Growth -9
Growth % -1.4%

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
US/American 25.9%
German 22.6%
Irish 15.6%
English 11.3%
Scotch-Irish 5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4%
Italian 3.3%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
European 2.5%
Dutch 1.5%
Scottish 1.3%
French Canadian 1.3%
Pennsylvania German 1%
Swiss 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Lebanese 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Perry, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Green Lawn (63462)
Salt River (63462)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Perry 666 $35,000
Center 644 $27,125
Farber 411 $40,481
Laddonia 620 $33,333
Monroe City 2,588 $38,750
Rush Hill 130 $33,750
Vandalia 2,529 $33,819
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