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.


Total Population5,082
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+2,233
Age of the Population40


% of people married61.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.9%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$52,183
% Above Poverty Level84%
% Below Poverty Level16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%


People Living Alone24.7%
Median Gross Rent$586
Median House Value$74,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.8%

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

Perry Almanac

Nearest Medium City 45 miles N of Edmond, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City58 miles N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Standard Zip Codes73077
Phone Area Codes580
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Perry Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
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
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
Red Rock344$48,393

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

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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Serves 366 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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