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The City of Perry had a population of 727 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Perry is located at latitude 39.4336 and longitude -91.6623 in Ralls County. The formal boundaries for the City of Perry (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Ralls County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 696 feet.

The City of Perry (GNIS ID: 2396184) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Perry is located within Township of Salt River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ralls County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Perry population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Perry, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 727
Population in Households 727
Population in Familes 547
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 576
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 335
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 198
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 452 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 242 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (25.9%)
Median Home Value $78,306
Average Home Value $88,071


Median Household Income $29,653
Average Household Income $43,323
Per Capita Income $19,781
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.77% 0.65%
Households 0.59% 0.53%
Families 0.58% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Perry, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Perry to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 426 59th
Population Density1 # 665 36th
Diversity Index2 # 423 59th
Median Household Income # 917 11th
Per Capita Income # 657 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.