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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 5,082
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,233
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 61.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,183
% Above Poverty Level 84%
% Below Poverty Level 16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.7%
Median Gross Rent $586
Median House Value $74,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.8%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 12.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station BILLINGS
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
Station HENNESSEY 4 ESE
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 483 $52,344
Morrison 773 $53,125
Mulhall 273 $52,000
Orlando 153 $47,083
Red Rock 344 $48,393
Stillwater 47,523 $53,324

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Perry Public Libraries

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

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Perry Hospitals

PERRY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
501 14TH STREET
(580) 336-3541
Emergency Service: Yes

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PERRY HS
900 FIR AVENUE
580-336-4415
Serves 366 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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