Introduction to Perry, Oklahoma

Perry, Oklahoma is 45 miles N of Edmond, Oklahoma and 58 miles N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is in Noble County. The population of the city is 5,230.

Perry History

Perry was first settled in 1893. At that time it was a part of the Cherokee Outlet. In fact, the city was named after a member of the Cherokee Strip Commission named J.A. Perry. Before adopting its present name, it was known as Wharton and served as a train station. The city is the county seat of Noble County.

Perry and nearby Attractions

  • Cherokee Strip Museum
  • Oklahoma Botanical Garden & Arboretum
  • Sheerar Museum
  • Jim Thorpe House
  • Stillwater Childrens Museum
  • Great Salt Plains State Park

Things To Do In Perry

Perry has a number of parks and playgrounds including the Brookwood Park, Lions Park, Rotary Park and Dauman Park. The Cherokee Strip Museum provides insights into the history of this area. One can even plan a day trip to the Oklahoma Botanical Garden & Arboretum, the Great Salt Plains State Park or the Jim Thorpe House from Perry. Local celebrations include the Cherokee Strip Celebration, Springfest and the Rural Heritage Festival.

Perry Transportation

Will Rogers World is the nearest major airport.

Perry Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Langston University, the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.


Total Population 5,087
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,176
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 58.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.8%
Median Earnings25+ $28,513
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,304
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,774


Median Family Income $47,690
% Above Poverty Level 80.9%
% Below Poverty Level 19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 25.8%
Median Gross Rent $650
Median House Value $73,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.9%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 13.2%

Perry Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles N of Edmond, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Noble
Standard Zip Codes 73077
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.289
Longitude -97.287

Perry Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PERRY
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 46 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches
Distance 33.2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 45 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Covington 499 $51,250
Morrison 846 $58,333
Mulhall 195 $52,083
Orlando 200 $58,056
Red Rock 256 $45,313
Stillwater 46,851 $56,625

Perry Public Libraries

Perry Carnegie Library
302 N 7TH ST
Perry, Oklahoma
(580) 336-4721

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Perry Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(580) 336-3541
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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