Perry, Georgia Population 2021

19,016
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Perry is a city located in Houston County Georgia. It is also the county seat of Houston County. With a 2020 population of 19,016, it is the 55th largest city in Georgia and the 1933rd largest city in the United States . Perry is currently growing at a rate of 3.04% annually and its population has increased by 37.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,839 in 2010. Perry reached it's highest population of 19,016 in 2021. Spanning over 27 miles, Perry has a population density of 711 people per square mile.

The average household income in Perry is $62,220 with a poverty rate of 14.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $863 per month, and the median house value is $150,500. The median age in Perry is 34.6 years, 31 years for males, and 37.6 years for females.

Perry Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Perry was:

  • White: 58.96%
  • Black or African American: 35.96%
  • Two or more races: 1.87%
  • Native American: 1.45%
  • Asian: 1.36%
  • Other race: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Perry, Georgia is 19,016 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,333.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,839.

Perry, Georgia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,78558.96%
Black or African American5,96735.96%
Two or More Races3101.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native2401.45%
Asian2261.36%
Some Other Race670.40%
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Perry Population by Race

Perry Population Pyramid $2021

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Perry Median Age

34.6


Total

31


Male

37.6


Female

Perry Adults

There are 12,625 adults, (2,331 of whom are seniors) in Perry.

Perry Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Perry Sex Ratio

Female

8,408

50.67%

Male

8,187

49.33%

Perry Population by Age

Perry Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Perry Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.7%24.3%
All59%41%
Male49.8%50.2%
Non Family45.6%54.4%
Female43.4%56.6%

59.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Perry Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2422.5259
Married2,8133.2775.7
Non Family2,0821.1245.6
Female1,0243.2743.4
Male3232.6949.8

3.14

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Perry Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3793.53%
9th to 12th Grade5214.85%
High School Graduate3,21529.92%
Some College2,93127.28%
Associates Degree1,10610.29%
Bachelors Degree1,69215.75%
Graduate Degree9008.38%
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Perry Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Perry Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,4205,9901,641
Black3,6243,260686
Hispanic460407159
Native American131131
Asian12811466
2+ Races1127340
Other Race3214

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.56%.

Perry Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,651$41,715$25,688
Less Than 9th Grade$26,711$31,028$
High School Graduate$25,559$26,479$23,228
Some College$34,126$48,382$25,130
Bachelors Degree$42,813$65,976$29,397
Graduate Degree$67,733$84,107$41,685

$34,651

Average Earnings

$41,715

Average Male

$25,688

Average Female

Perry Earnings by Educational Attainment

Perry Language by Age

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Perry Language

93.87% of Perry residents speak only English, while 6.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.82% of the population.

Perry Language

Perry Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,5271,15820.95%
White8,92197410.92%
Asian2264319.03%
Hispanic693304.33%
Other671826.87%
Multiple307165.21%

14.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.35%

Male Poverty Rate

15.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Perry

The race most likely to be in poverty in Perry is Other, with 26.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Perry is Hispanic, with 4.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.00%.

Perry Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.44%
High School19.41%
Some College9.95%
Bachelors or Greater2.49%

Perry Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed24.70%
Female Unemployed15.33%
Female Employed7.26%
Male Employed2.25%

Perry Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Perry Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,219$62,220
Families$58,469$72,527
Married Families$71,905-
Non Families$24,472$38,037
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Income by Household Type

Perry Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Perry Married by Age and Sex

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Perry Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Perry Marital Status by Race

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Perry Marital Status

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1,222

Number of Veterans

1,048

Male Veterans

174

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War470
First Gulf War443
Vietnam295
Korea69
World War II23

Perry Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54501
65 to 74241
55 to 64190
75+166
18 to 34124

Perry Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White86111.26%
Black3297.66%
Hispanic11219.93%
2+ Races1813.53%
Other Race1426.42%

Perry Veterans by Race

Perry Veterans by Education

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2.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Perry Veterans by Education

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61%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

10.5%

Unemployment Rate

Perry Employment by Age

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Perry Employment by Race

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Perry Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.79%

Born in Perry

95.05%

Native Born

4.95%

Foreign Born

3.87%

Non Citizen

1.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.05% of Perry residents were born in the United States, with 61.79% having been born in Georgia. 3.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Perry Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,0165613.04%
202018,4555613.14%
201917,8945613.24%
201817,3337314.40%
201716,6025403.36%
201616,0627404.83%
201515,3223302.20%
201414,9921941.31%
201314,7982131.46%
201214,5853462.43%
201114,2394213.05%
201013,8184,2163.71%
20009,6021500.16%
19909,452-1-0.00%
19809,4531,6821.98%
19707,7711,7392.57%
19606,0322,1834.60%
19503,8490.00%

Perry Population by Year