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Perry, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Perry is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Taylor County at latitude 30.1092 and longitude -83.582. Taylor County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Perry, but most people and references simply refer to it as Perry, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Perry indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Perry (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Perry, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,040
Population in Households 6,831
Population in Familes 5,524
Population in Group Qrtrs 209
Population Density1 751
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 2,758
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,824
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,718 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,040 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 406 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $75,368
Average Home Value $101,527


Median Household Income $29,902
Average Household Income $42,386
Per Capita Income $16,708
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.08% 0.1%
Households 0.18% 0.17%
Families 0.62% 0.07%
Median Household Income   3.76%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Perry, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Perry to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 379 59th
Population Density1 # 635 31st
Diversity Index2 # 359 61st
Median Household Income # 837 9th
Per Capita Income # 739 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.