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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,006
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+2,301
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married58.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.9%
Median Earnings25+$33,305
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,789

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,867
% Above Poverty Level88%
% Below Poverty Level12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone29.4%
Median Gross Rent$750
Median House Value$84,100

Ancestry

German30.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.8%
Irish13.8%
English10.8%
Dutch3.2%
Czech2.4%
French Except Basque2.2%
Scottish2%
Italian1.7%
Swiss0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Polish0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Russian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Luxemburger0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Perry Almanac

CategoryValue
County Noble County
Standard Zip Codes73077
Phone Area Codes580
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.28
Approximate Longitude-97.3

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
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp22 to 46 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp48 to 75 F
Annual Precip36.4 inches
StationBILLINGS
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 44 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip35.8 inches
StationHENNESSEY 4 ESE
Distance33.2 miles
Jan Temp22 to 45 F
Apr Temp44 to 69 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Covington512$50,625
Morrison675$53,250
Mulhall284$54,375
Orlando136$49,167
Red Rock339$49,180
Stillwater48,685$62,647

Perry Public Libraries

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

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Perry Hospitals

Perry Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
501 North 14th Street
(580) 336-3541

Perry Public Schools

Perry Es
1303 North 15th Street
ZIP: 73077
(580) 336-2577
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
Perry Hs
900 Fir Street
ZIP: 73077
(580) 336-4415
High
Total Enrollment 314
Perry Jhs
901 Elm Street
ZIP: 73077
(580) 336-2265
Middle
Total Enrollment 187
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