Perry, Iowa Population 2022

8,405
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Perry is a city located in Dallas County Iowa. Perry has a 2020 population of 8,405. Perry is currently growing at a rate of 2.98% annually and its population has increased by 8.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,757 in 2010.

The average household income in Perry is $56,625 with a poverty rate of 16.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $760 per month, and the median house value is $89,900. The median age in Perry is 35.4 years, 31.4 years for males, and 39.2 years for females.

Perry Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Perrywas:

  • White: 89.74%
  • Black or African American: 4.62%
  • Other race: 3.96%
  • Two or more races: 1.30%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Asian: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Perry, Iowa is 8,405 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,405.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,757.

Perry, Iowa Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,81989.74%
Black or African American3514.62%
Some Other Race3013.96%
Two or More Races991.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.22%
Asian120.16%
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Perry Population by Race

Perry Population Pyramid $2022

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Perry Median Age

35.4


Total

31.4


Male

39.2


Female

Perry Adults

There are 5,634 adults, (1,229 of whom are seniors) in Perry.

Perry Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Perry Sex Ratio

Female

3,656

48.11%

Male

3,943

51.89%

Perry Population by Age

Perry Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Perry Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male29.3%70.7%
Non Family44.8%55.2%
All56.2%43.8%
Female60.5%39.5%
Married70.6%29.4%

56.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Perry Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1092.3956.2
Married1,3063.370.6
Non Family1,1821.1144.8
Female3652.9260.5
Male2562.8829.3

3.07

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Perry Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade62113.05%
9th to 12th Grade47810.05%
High School Graduate1,69535.62%
Some College1,02721.58%
Associates Degree4719.90%
Bachelors Degree3577.50%
Graduate Degree1092.29%
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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
White3,2282,950375
Hispanic1,27953771
Black16283
Other Race14410224
2+ Races5252
Native American171712
Asian1212

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 native american people with a rate of 70.59%.

Perry Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,316$37,409$29,152
Less Than 9th Grade$30,385$33,116$26,497
High School Graduate$26,906$35,705$25,602
Some College$38,456$45,102$31,765
Bachelors Degree$46,771$47,396$39,167
Graduate Degree$56,964$$67,596

$32,316

Average Earnings

$37,409

Average Male

$29,152

Average Female

Perry Earnings by Educational Attainment

Perry Language by Age

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Perry Language

64.62% of Perry residents speak only English, while 35.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.64% of the population.

Perry Language

Perry Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,32263414.67%
Hispanic2,65451719.48%
Black3398625.37%
Other36NaN%

16.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.40%

Male Poverty Rate

16.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Perry

The race most likely to be in poverty in Perry is Black, with 25.37% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.61%.

Perry Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School18.55%
Less Than 9th Grade12.37%
Some College7.45%
Bachelors or Greater5.49%

Perry Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed49.02%
Female Unemployed23.88%
Male Employed8.03%
Female Employed4.46%

Perry Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Perry Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,146$56,625
Families$50,268$69,088
Married Families$60,417-
Non Families$25,893$33,276
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Income by Household Type

Perry Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

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 Over 65, 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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337

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam96
World War II63
Korea51
First Gulf War39
Second Gulf War29

Perry Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+146
65 to 7476
55 to 6447
35 to 5439
18 to 3429

Perry Veterans by Age

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Perry Veterans by Race

Perry Veterans by Education

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7.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Perry Veterans by Education

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62.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

7.4%

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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59.64%

Born in Perry

80.33%

Native Born

19.67%

Foreign Born

11.26%

Non Citizen

8.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.33% of Perry residents were born in the United States, with 59.64% having been born in Iowa. 11.26% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20228,4052432.98%
20218,1622433.07%
20207,9192433.17%
20197,6762433.27%
20187,433-101-1.34%
20177,534-160-2.08%
20167,694330.43%
20157,661-311-3.90%
20147,972-73-0.91%
20138,045300.37%
20128,015550.69%
20117,9602032.62%
20107,7571240.16%
20007,6339811.39%
19906,652-401-0.58%
19807,0531470.21%
19706,9064640.70%
19606,4422680.43%
19506,1741970.32%
19405,977960.16%
19305,8812390.42%
19205,6421,0122.00%
19104,6306441.51%
19003,9861,1063.30%
18902,8800.00%

Perry Population by Year