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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 (2012 population: 7,238)

Population per Square Mile: 51.24

Square Miles: 381.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)19,338750.3%6,483,797
Today (2013)19,558750.3%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*19,279750.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.1%21 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration4922 -1,179
Net International Migration365 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)49490.2%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,114715.7%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)2,9987615.3%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)1,624718.3%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,0736925.9%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,5837528.5%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)3,1667516.2%13.9%
Median Age40.9  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone54730.3%0.4%
Asian Alone91630.5%1.9%
Black Alone568352.9%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone9560.0%0.1%
White18,6777595.5%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups159780.8%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic19,3127498.7%93.6%
Hispanic246771.3%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)7,49975100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,3887618.5%20.2%
Married Without Children2,7467236.6%30.1%
Single Parents611728.1%9.8%
Living Alone2,1456928.6%27.6%

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 2013 (estimate)8,45875100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)8,49475100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,0107370.8%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$96,40066  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,4897617.5%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$38884  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 2,940740.3%1,115,499
Public2,940730.3%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)13,657740.3%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher82%79 87%
with B.A. or higher degree10.2%82 23%

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 2012$32,0587684.1%38,119
Median Household Income in 201242,9426391.5%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201214.6%4294.2%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1819.3%5387.3%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201317830.1%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 20132,028780.2%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20131,325730.3%509,427

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, 2011218740.3%83,750
Births to Teens, 201125690.3%8,010
Deaths, 2011200750.3%58,154

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force9,475730.3%3,179,935
Employed8,783730.3%2,940,897
Unemployed692760.3%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate7.34897.3%7.5
June 2014 Unemployment Rate6.01103.4%5.8

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$344,729100.0%
Wage and Salary$245,19671.1%
Farm Proprietors$7,6502.2%
Nonfarm Proprietors$26,1147.6%
Farm$8,3772.4%
Nonfarm$336,35297.6%
Private$258,97375.1%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$9,0782.6%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$3230.1%
  Construction$15,4384.5%
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information$1,6510.5%
  Manufacturing$141,11340.9%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$6,1021.8%
  Retail Trade$18,9085.5%
  Trans., Warehousing$4,9001.4%
  Wholesale Trade$4,1161.2%
  Other Private (not above)$31,908*9.3%*
Government$77,37922.4%

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed52100.0%100.0%$5,322$3,065,788
Single-Family52100.0%67.3%$5,322$2,631,508
2-Family00.0%2.2%0$38,302
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family00.0%29.6%$0$382,380

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 2012
Percent of County
Cannelton1,5477.9%
Tell City7,23837.2%
Troy3802.0%
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