Perry County, Missouri Population 2024

18,662

Perry County, Missouri's estimated 2024 population is 18,662 with a growth rate of -0.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Perry County, Missouri is the 59th largest county in Missouri. The 2010 population was 18,931 and has seen a growth of -1.42% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,172-98-0.54%
202818,270-98-0.53%
202718,368-98-0.53%
202618,466-98-0.53%
202518,564-98-0.53%
202418,662-98-0.52%
202318,760-98-0.52%
202218,858-98-0.52%
202118,956-13-0.07%
202018,969-195-1.02%
201919,164-120-0.62%
201819,284170.09%
201719,267430.22%
201619,2241580.83%
201519,066-50-0.26%
201419,116690.36%
201319,047560.29%
201218,991-9-0.05%
201119,000690.36%
201018,931
199016,648-136-0.81%
198016,7842,39116.61%
197014,393-249-1.7%
196014,642-248-1.67%
195014,890-468-3.05%
194015,3581,65112.04%
193013,707-727-5.04%
192014,434-464-3.11%
191014,898-236-1.56%
190015,1341,89714.33%
189013,2371,34211.28%
188011,8952,01820.43%
18709,8777498.21%
18609,1281,91326.51%
18507,2151,45525.26%
18405,7602,41171.99%
18303,349-14,823-81.57%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.52% (-98)
County Website
Perry County
County Seat
2020 Population
18,969
Area
474 mi²
Density
39 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-1.62% (-307)
Founded
November 16, 1820

Perry County, Missouri Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18,06695.23%
Two or more races5522.91%
Asian1400.74%
Black or African American1360.72%
Other race660.35%
Native American100.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Perry County, Missouri Population by Race

Perry County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2024

Perry County, Missouri Median Age

41.4

Total

40.3

Male

42.9

Female

Perry County, Missouri Adults

There are 14,615 adults, (3,613 of whom are seniors) in Perry County, Missouri.

Perry County, Missouri Age Dependency

72.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Perry County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female9,55550.37%
Male9,41549.63%

Perry County, Missouri Population by Age

Perry County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,3292.5477.722.3
Married4,0343.2491.38.7
Non Family2,4541.265.834.2
Female6023.1636.563.5
Male2392.9973.226.8
showing: 5 rows

3.14

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Perry County, Missouri 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 County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Perry County, Missouri 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 asian people with a rate of 48.65%.

Perry County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,482

Average Earnings

$44,464

Average Male

$34,600

Average Female

Perry County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Perry County, Missouri Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Perry County, Missouri Language

96.69% of Perry County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 3.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.53% of the population.

Perry County, Missouri Language

Perry County, Missouri Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White17,4931,91010.92%
Multiple5528014.49%
Hispanic4606013.04%
Other664974.24%
Black1154236.52%
Asian1402215.71%
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11.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.46%

Male Poverty Rate

12.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Perry County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Perry County, Missouri is Other, with 74.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Perry County, Missouri is White, with 10.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.92%.

Perry County, Missouri Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.13%
Some College10.94%
High School9.24%
Bachelors or Greater3.67%
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Perry County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed42.47%
Male Unemployed38.46%
Male Employed7.32%
Female Employed4.64%
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Perry County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Perry County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Perry County, Missouri Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

54.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Perry County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Perry County, Missouri Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Perry County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Perry County, Missouri Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,267

Number of Veterans

1,136

Male Veterans

131

Female Veterans

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Perry County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Perry County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Perry County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Perry County, Missouri Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Perry County, Missouri Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Perry County, Missouri Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Perry County, Missouri Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Perry County, Missouri 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

77.84%

Born in Perry County, Missouri

98.7%

Native Born

1.3%

Foreign Born

1%

Non Citizen

0.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.7% of Perry County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 77.84% having been born in Missouri. 1% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Perry County, Missouri Place of Birth

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