Perry county is located in south Illinois. Perry county has 441.76 square miles of land area and 5.19 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Perry county population is 22,350, which has shrunk 3.22% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 3.31% and is much lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. Perry county median household income is $40,696 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 22.28% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 13.70% and is higher than the national average rate of 19.17%. Perry county median house value is $76,900 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 39.82% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 46.64% and is lower than the national average rate of 50.42%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Perry county is close to the state average in quality. The Perry county area code is 618.
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