Perry County MO Information


Perry County Subdivisions

Perry County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,112
Daytime Population: Workers 10,109
Daytime Population: Residents 10,545
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,654
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 19,826
Population in Familes 16,349
Population in Group Qrtrs 286
Population Density2 42
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $49,136
Average Household Income $63,092
Per Capita Income $24,487


Total Housing Units 9,069 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,814 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,911 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,344 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $144,941
Average Home Value $179,571


Total Households 7,725
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 5,364
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.81% 0.68%
Households 0.68% 0.6%
Families 0.53% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.54%


Perry County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Perry County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 56 52nd
Population Density # 45 62nd
Diversity Index # 69 41st
Median Household Income # 25 79th
Per Capita Income # 29 76th

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