Perry, Iowa Population 2024

8,142

Perry is a city located in Dallas County Iowa. Perry has a 2024 population of 8,142. Perry is currently growing at a rate of 0.83% annually and its population has increased by 3.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,869 in 2020.

The average household income in Perry is $72,774 with a poverty rate of 13.9%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Perry is 40.2 years, 38.7 years for males, and 41 years for females.

Perry Demographics

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

  • White: 76.37%
  • Two or more races: 9.31%
  • Other race: 8.65%
  • Black or African American: 3.83%
  • Native American: 1.47%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
5.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,488.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.47% (273)
The current population of Perry, Iowa is 8,142 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,869.

Perry, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,01476.37%
Two or more races7339.31%
Other race6818.65%
Black or African American3023.83%
Native American1161.47%
Asian240.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander50.06%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Perry Population by Race

Perry Population Pyramid 2024

Perry Median Age

40.2

Total

38.7

Male

41

Female

Perry Adults

There are 6,081 adults, (1,392 of whom are seniors) in Perry.

Perry Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Perry Sex Ratio

Female3,91349.69%
Male3,96250.31%

Perry Population by Age

Perry Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,1882.4160.439.6
Non Family1,3771.2154.745.3
Married1,1963.0566.333.7
Female3523.9567.332.7
Male2633.785446
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3.22

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

60.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Perry Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Perry Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Perry Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 18.32%.

Perry Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,413

Average Earnings

$41,904

Average Male

$33,452

Average Female

Perry Earnings by Educational Attainment

Perry Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Perry Language

69.06% of Perry residents speak only English, while 30.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.99% of the population.

Perry Language

Perry Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,72760212.74%
Hispanic2,45433113.49%
Multiple73316422.37%
Black30213946.03%
Other68112518.36%
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13.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.09%

Male Poverty Rate

11.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Perry

The race most likely to be in poverty in Perry is Black, with 46.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Perry is White, with 12.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.11%.

Perry Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School15.75%
Less Than 9th Grade14.58%
Some College9.87%
Bachelors or Greater0.16%
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Perry Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed36.65%
Female Unemployed10.42%
Male Employed6.94%
Female Employed6.45%
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Perry Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Perry Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Perry Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Perry Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Perry Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

404

Number of Veterans

361

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

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Perry Veterans by War

count

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Perry Veterans by Age

count

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Perry Veterans by Race

Perry Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Perry Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Perry Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Perry Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Perry Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

60.85%

Born in Perry

81.16%

Native Born

18.84%

Foreign Born

10.31%

Non Citizen

8.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.16% of Perry residents were born in the United States, with 60.85% having been born in Iowa. 10.31% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,477670.8%
20288,410670.8%
20278,343670.81%
20268,276670.82%
20258,209670.82%
20248,142670.83%
20238,075670.84%
20228,008670.84%
20217,941720.91%
20207,8691592.06%
20197,7102613.5%
20187,449-89-1.18%
20177,538-161-2.09%
20167,699330.43%
20157,666-309-3.87%
20147,975-73-0.91%
20138,048310.39%
20128,017560.7%
20117,9612042.63%
20107,7571241.62%
20007,63398114.75%
19906,652-401-5.69%
19807,0531472.13%
19706,9064647.2%
19606,4422684.34%
19506,1741973.3%
19405,977961.63%
19305,8812394.24%
19205,6421,01221.86%
19104,63064416.16%
19003,9861,10638.4%
18902,880
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Perry Population by Year