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Overview

Introduction to Perry, Florida

Located in Taylor county, Perry, Florida is 47 miles SE of Tallahassee, Florida (center to center) and 116 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida

Perry History

The city of Perry holds a seat on Taylor county. The town was named in honor of Edward A. Perry, a General in the American Civil War and also the fourteenth Governor of Florida. Taylor county was founded in the year 1856, and was named in honor of Zachary Taylor, the twelfth president of the United States who served as president from 1849 to 1851. The community of Perry is home to the Forest Capital State Museum.

Perry and Nearby Attractions

  • Fanning Springs State Park.
  • Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center.
  • Peacock Springs State Park.
  • Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science.
  • Alfred B Maclay State Gardens.
  • Knott House Museum.

Things To Do In Perry

The museums in the area include the Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science. Other notable locations in the community include Forest Capital State Museum, Dekle Beach and Hodges Park. Taylor Square Shopping Center is a popular shopping destination in the community. The Springhill Church is nearby. The Taylor County Public Library is also in the area. The community hosts the Florida Forest Festival in the month of October.

Perry Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Valdosta Regional Airport.

Perry Higher Education

Higher education in the area includes Taylor Technical Institute, the Albany State University, Florida State University and Santa Fe Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,039
Male Share of the Population41%
Female Share of the Population59%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+2,291
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married34.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.2%
Median Earnings25+$27,881
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$7,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,226

Wealth

Median Family Income$33,285
% Above Poverty Level75.8%
% Below Poverty Level24.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.2%
Median Gross Rent$540
Median House Value$76,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.7%
Irish8.7%
English7.4%
German3.9%
Italian3.1%
West Indian1.6%
Polish1.3%
Belizean1.1%
Scottish0.9%
Lithuanian0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Hungarian0.4%
Swedish0.2%
Russian0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Perry Almanac

CategoryValue
County Taylor County
Standard Zip Codes32347, 32348
Phone Area Codes850
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude30.17
Approximate Longitude-83.61

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)

StationPERRY
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp40 to 67 F
Apr Temp53 to 82 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp56 to 84 F
Annual Precip57.6 inches
StationMADISON
Distance25 miles
Jan Temp39 to 64 F
Apr Temp54 to 80 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 81 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationMAYO
Distance25.3 miles
Jan Temp40 to 66 F
Apr Temp54 to 81 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp57 to 83 F
Annual Precip54.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Greenville919$22,330
Mayo1,104$37,262

Perry Hospitals

Doctors Memorial Hospital
407 E Ash St
(850) 584-0800
Doctors Memorial Hospital
(Proprietary)
333 N Byron Butler Pkwy
(850) 584-0800

Perry Public Schools

Child Development Center
508 N Aquanaldo Ave
ZIP: 32347
(850) 838-2535
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
Detention Facility Services
318 N Clark St
ZIP: 32347
(850) 838-2536
High
Perry Primary School
400 N Clark St
ZIP: 32347
(850) 838-2506
Primary
Total Enrollment 744
Taylor County Elementary School
1600 E Green St
ZIP: 32347
(850) 838-2530
Primary
Total Enrollment 620
Taylor County High School
900 N Johnson Stripling Rd
ZIP: 32347
(850) 838-2525
High
Total Enrollment 662
Taylor County Middle School
601 E Lafayette St
ZIP: 32347
(850) 838-2516
Middle
Total Enrollment 602
Taylor Virtual Franchise
318 N Clark St
ZIP: 32347
(850) 838-2500
High
Taylor Virtual Instruction Program
318 N Clark St
ZIP: 32347
(850) 838-2500
Other
Taylor Technical Institute
3233 S Byron Butler Parkway
ZIP: 32348
(850) 838-2545
High
Total Enrollment 50

Perry Private Schools

Point Of Grace Christian
920 N Courtney Rd
ZIP: 32347
Elementary
Total Enrollment 126
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