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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Perry County is 7,851, which is 2.88% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 13.40% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Perry County population density is 18.57 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 153.08 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Perry County is white, which represent 95.20% of the total population. The average Perry County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 7,851. #89

Population Growth Since 2000, #71

Perry County

Population Density, #95

Perry County
18.57 per square mile
153.08 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:7,474 (95.20%, #30)
Black:198 (2.52%, #54)
Hispanic:152 (1.94%, #63)
Asian:0 (0.00%, #89)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):23 (0.29%, #39)
One Race, Other:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Two or More Races:156 (1.99%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

5,437 (69.25%) out of the total population of 7,851 reported first ancestry.

 Perry County% of the Total PopulationTennesseeU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.46%0.56%
Czech210.27%, see rank0.15%0.47%
Danish00.00%, see rank0.16%0.42%
Dutch1261.60%, see rank1.19%1.40%
English6778.62%, see rank9.69%8.02%
French1391.77%, see rank2.01%3.34%
German5727.29%, see rank10.08%15.03%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.17%0.41%
Hungarian80.10%, see rank0.18%0.46%
Irish85310.86%, see rank10.74%10.80%
Italian1231.57%, see rank2.16%5.52%
Norwegian100.13%, see rank0.43%1.42%
Polish320.41%, see rank1.01%3.01%
Portuguese20.03%, see rank0.09%0.44%
Russian80.10%, see rank0.31%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1281.63%, see rank2.26%0.99%
Scottish1501.91%, see rank2.08%1.72%
Subsaharan African00.00%, see rank0.98%0.95%
Swedish00.00%, see rank0.54%1.27%
Swiss30.04%, see rank0.17%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.10%0.31%
American1,89224.10%, see rank16.94%7.12%
Welsh440.56%, see rank0.50%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 3,945 (50.25%, see rank)
Females: 3,906 (49.75%, see rank)

Perry County
Male: 50.25%
Female: 49.75%
Male: 48.72%
Female: 51.28%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Perry County
43.00 years old
38.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Perry County
40.10 years old
37.00 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Perry County
44.90 years old
39.60 years old
38.80 years old

 Perry County% of the Total PopulationTennesseeU.S.
Under 5 years4886.22%, see rank6.23%6.36%
5 to 9 years4025.12%, see rank6.41%6.51%
10 to 14 years5266.70%, see rank6.57%6.59%
15 to 19 years5036.41%, see rank6.58%6.85%
20 to 24 years4135.26%, see rank6.99%7.13%
25 to 34 years84810.80%, see rank13.02%13.47%
35 to 44 years90911.58%, see rank13.13%12.96%
45 to 54 years1,02213.02%, see rank14.09%14.09%
55 to 64 years1,21715.50%, see rank12.73%12.29%
65 to 74 years90111.48%, see rank8.29%7.64%
75 to 84 4515.74%, see rank4.34%4.25%
85 years and over1712.18%, see rank1.60%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Perry CountyTennesseeU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population5,519, 100%4,336,243209,056,129
Less Than High School1,252, 22.69%, see rank15.05%13.67%
High School Graduate2,322, 42.07%, see rank33.08%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree1,245, 22.56%, see rank27.48%29.09%
Bachelor Degree511, 9.26%, see rank15.60%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree189, 3.42%, see rank8.79%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.15, see rank13.1913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Perry County TennesseeU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten12785.83%14.17%73.89%26.11%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)73483.24%, see rank16.76%, see rank88.44%11.56%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)43794.74%, see rank5.26%, see rank87.58%12.42%90.60%9.40%
College22286.04%, see rank13.96%, see rank76.56%23.44%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School4858.33%, see rank41.67%, see rank61.94%38.06%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Perry CountyTennesseeU.S.
Total Households3,247, 100%2,487,349116,211,092
Average Household Size2.38, see rank2.532.63
1 Person Households913, 28.12%, see rank28.12%27.57%
2 or More Person Households2,334, 71.88%, see rank71.88%72.43%
Family Households (Families)2,191, 67.48%, see rank66.66%66.22%
Average Family Size2.96, see rank3.183.32
Married-Couple Family1,585, 48.81%, see rank48.72%48.42%
Nonfamily Households1,056, 32.52%, see rank33.34%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Perry County%TennesseeU.S.
15 Years and Over Total6,435see rank5,211,986252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over3,218100%, see rank2,510,764123,281,364
Never Married97430.27%, see rank31.74%35.77%
Married1,74554.23%, see rank53.84%52.04%
Widowed571.77%, see rank2.79%2.57%
Divorced44213.74%, see rank11.62%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over3,217100%, see rank2,701,222129,692,771
Never Married57217.78%, see rank26.02%29.48%
Married1,76554.86%, see rank50.30%49.19%
Widowed43913.65%, see rank10.00%9.16%
Divorced44113.71%, see rank13.68%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Perry County%TennesseeU.S.
Native7,81199.49%, see rank95.28%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence5,64071.84%, see rank61.08%58.73%
Born in Different State2,14527.32%, see rank33.38%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
260.33%, see rank0.82%1.42%
Foreign Born400.51%, see rank4.72%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship400.51%, see rank1.69%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship00.00%, see rank3.03%7.09%
Born In Europe120.15%, see rank0.51%1.53%
Born In Asia180.23%, see rank1.36%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.44%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America00.00%, see rank2.26%6.83%
Born In Northern America100.13%, see rank0.13%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Perry County%TennesseeU.S.
English3,15197.04%, see rank92.96%79.39%
Spanish280.86%, see rank3.77%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages561.72%, see rank1.62%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages90.28%, see rank1.09%3.36%
Other30.09%, see rank0.55%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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