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Overview

Introduction to Perry, Georgia

Perry, Georgia is 27 miles S of Macon, Georgia and 97 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia. It is in Houston County. The city is part of the Macon metro area.

Perry History

The city of Perry was founded in 1823 as Wattsville. The city's name was changed to Perry in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who was a hero in the War of 1812. Perry was incorporated as a town in December of 1824. The city is best known as the venue where the Georgia Annual Fair is held.

Perry and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Aviation
  • Andersonville National Historic Site
  • Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
  • Cannonball House and Museum

Things To Do In Perry

Local museums include the Museum of Aviation, the National Prisoner of War Museum and the Museum of Arts and Sciences. The Georgia Veteran's Memorial State Park has opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming, along with an 18-hole golf course. Local festivals include the Georgia National Fair, Mossy Creek Spring Barnyard Festival and the Mossy Creek Fall Barnyard Festival.

Perry, Transportation

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.

Perry Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the Fort Valley State University, Mercer University, Macon State College, Central Georgia Technical College, Wesleyan College and Middle Georgia College.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,293
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+6,177
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married41.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,185
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,414

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,311
% Above Poverty Level77.4%
% Below Poverty Level22.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.9%
Median Gross Rent$789
Median House Value$142,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.7%
Irish7.9%
German6.7%
English5.7%
Scottish4.1%
Italian2.7%
French Except Basque2%
Dutch1.5%
Polish1.1%
African0.7%
Welsh0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Russian0.2%
Liberian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Arab0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Perry Almanac

CategoryValue
County Houston County
Standard Zip Codes31069
Phone Area Codes478
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude32.46
Approximate Longitude-83.73

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)

StationMARSHALLVILLE
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 56 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationBYRON EXPERIMENT STN
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp35 to 56 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationCORDELE
Distance33 miles
Jan Temp36 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Byron4,956$62,305
Centerville7,576$79,063
Fort Valley8,975$27,015
Marshallville1,493$39,931
Unadilla3,670$32,806
Warner Robins73,265$54,875

Perry Public Libraries

Houston County Public Library
1201 WASHINGTON STREET
Perry, Georgia
(478) 987-3050

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Perry Hospitals

Perry Hospital
(Non-profit)
1120 Morningside Drive

Perry Public Schools

Kings Chapel Elementary School
460 Arena Rd
ZIP: 31069
(478) 988-6273
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
Langston Road Elementary School
315 Langston Rd
ZIP: 31069
(478) 988-6160
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Morningside Elementary School
1206 Morningside Dr
ZIP: 31069
(912) 988-6261
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Perry High School
1307 North Ave
ZIP: 31069
(478) 988-6297
High
Total Enrollment 1243
Perry Middle School
495 Perry Pkwy
ZIP: 31069
(478) 988-6285
Middle
Total Enrollment 853
Perry Primary School
1500 Sunshine Ave
ZIP: 31069
(478) 988-6160
Tucker Elementary School
1300 Tucker Rd
ZIP: 31069
(478) 988-6278
Primary
Total Enrollment 451

Perry Private Schools

Westfield Schools
2005 Us Highway 41 S
ZIP: 31069
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 533
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