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Perry County, Indiana

Organized in 1814 and named for War of 1812 hero Oliver Hazard Perry

County Seat: Tell City

Largest City: Tell City (2016 population: 7,323)

Population per Square Mile: 49.69

Square Miles: 381.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)19,338750.3%6,484,136
Today (2016)18,966750.3%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*19,279750.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.9%58 2.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-35483 -12,135
Net International Migration-291 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)4690.0%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)960765.1%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)2,9867515.7%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)1,523728.0%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,7996925.3%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,2937527.9%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)3,4057518.0%14.9%
Median Age41.6  Median Age = 37.6

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone71690.4%0.4%
Asian Alone81690.4%2.2%
Black Alone483382.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone8600.0%0.1%
White18,1537595.7%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups170800.9%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic18,7067598.6%93.2%
Hispanic260781.4%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)7,31875100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,2007616.4%19.0%
Married Without Children2,7657137.8%30.0%
Single Parents602738.2%9.7%
Living Alone1,9467426.6%28.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2016 (estimate)8,59975100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)8,52775100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,6947466.8%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$100,00059  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,6247419.0%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$43082  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 2,992710.3%1,110,866
Public2,992710.3%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)13,593740.3%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher87%56 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree13.4%71 24.6%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2016$35,7887483.0%43,097
Median Household Income in 201648,9056093.5%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201614.9%27106.4%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1820.0%33104.7%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201618760.2%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20161,669750.2%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20171,328690.3%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2015235700.3%84,008
Births to Teens, 201523580.4%5,876
Deaths, 2015193760.3%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force9,475710.3%3,326,893
Employed9,037710.3%3,179,806
Unemployed438760.3%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.635104.5%4.4
October 2017 Unemployment Rate4.012117.6%3.4

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work8,863100.0%$391,886100.0%$44,216
Wage and Salary6,92078.1%$277,83070.9%$40,149
Farm Proprietors3714.2%$2,8790.7%$7,760
Nonfarm Proprietors1,57217.7%$34,6108.8%$22,017
Farm4024.5%$3,6380.9%$9,050
Nonfarm8,46195.5%$388,24899.1%$45,887
Private6,90477.9%$309,02378.9%$44,760
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction3754.2%$17,5284.5%$46,741
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information630.7%$2,6140.7%$41,492
  Manufacturing2,25725.5%$160,88141.1%$71,281
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1962.2%$8,3922.1%$42,816
  Retail Trade97511.0%$20,2305.2%$20,749
  Trans., Warehousing2212.5%$10,6142.7%$48,027
  Wholesale Trade931.0%$3,5670.9%$38,355
  Other Private (not above)1,161*13.1%*$37,894*9.7%*$32,639*
Government1,55717.6%$79,22520.2%$50,883

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed30100.0%100.0%$5,055$3,875,847
Single-Family30100.0%75.2%$5,055$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$372,642

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Perry County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Cannelton1,4947.9%
Tell City7,32338.6%
Troy3641.9%
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