Perry County, Tennessee Population 2024

9,109

Perry County, Tennessee's estimated 2024 population is 9,109 with a growth rate of 2.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Perry County, Tennessee is the 88th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 population was 7,940 and has seen a growth of 14.72% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,1692122.13%
20289,9572122.18%
20279,7452122.22%
20269,5332122.27%
20259,3212122.33%
20249,1092122.38%
20238,8972122.44%
20228,6852122.5%
20218,473941.12%
20208,3792953.65%
20198,084190.24%
20188,0651021.28%
20177,963750.95%
20167,888330.42%
20157,855330.42%
20147,822-61-0.77%
20137,883270.34%
20127,856-11-0.14%
20117,867-73-0.92%
20107,940
19906,6125018.2%
19806,11187316.67%
19705,238-35-0.66%
19605,273-1,189-18.4%
19506,462-1,073-14.24%
19407,5353885.43%
19307,147-618-7.96%
19207,765-1,050-11.91%
19108,815150.17%
19008,8001,01513.04%
18907,7856118.52%
18807,1742493.6%
18706,92588314.61%
18606,0422213.8%
18505,821-1,598-21.54%
18407,4193254.58%
18307,0944,710197.57%
18202,384-7,785-76.56%
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2024 Growth Rate
2.38% (212)
County Seat
2010 Population
7,940
Area
415 mi²
Density
22 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
14.72% (1,169)
Founded
November 14, 1819

Perry County, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,70091.32%
Two or more races4204.98%
Asian1862.21%
Other race520.62%
Native American440.52%
Black or African American300.36%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Perry County, Tennessee Population by Race

Perry County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2024

Perry County, Tennessee Median Age

42.8

Total

44.5

Male

40.8

Female

Perry County, Tennessee Adults

There are 6,550 adults, (1,827 of whom are seniors) in Perry County, Tennessee.

Perry County, Tennessee Age Dependency

78.5

Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Perry County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female4,23550.23%
Male4,19749.77%

Perry County, Tennessee Population by Age

Perry County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,9542.876.223.8
Married1,9013.2277.922.1
Non Family7351.3171.228.8
Male1973.2791.98.1
Female1214.5554.545.5
showing: 5 rows

3.25

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

76.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Perry County, Tennessee 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 24.47%.

Perry County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,386

Average Earnings

$44,167

Average Male

$33,952

Average Female

Perry County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Perry County, Tennessee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Perry County, Tennessee Language

94% of Perry County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.64% of the population.

Perry County, Tennessee Language

Perry County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,4901,07614.37%
Multiple4206315%
Hispanic823340.24%
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14.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.59%

Male Poverty Rate

17.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Perry County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Perry County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 40.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Perry County, Tennessee is White, with 14.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.42%.

Perry County, Tennessee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.08%
High School11.29%
Some College10.56%
Bachelors or Greater6.92%
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Perry County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.33%
Male Unemployed14.57%
Female Employed8.21%
Male Employed3.64%
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Perry County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Perry County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Perry County, Tennessee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.8%

Male Marriage Rate

56.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Perry County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Perry County, Tennessee 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, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Perry County, Tennessee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

472

Number of Veterans

472

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Perry County, Tennessee Veterans by War

count

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Perry County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Perry County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Perry County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

21.4%

Veteran Poverty Rate

58.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Perry County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.3%

Labor Force Participation

45.7%

Employment Rate

10.9%

Unemployment Rate

Perry County, Tennessee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Perry County, Tennessee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Perry County, Tennessee 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

65.82%

Born in Perry County, Tennessee

98.55%

Native Born

1.45%

Foreign Born

0.23%

Non Citizen

1.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.55% of Perry County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 65.82% having been born in Tennessee. 0.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Perry County, Tennessee Place of Birth

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