Perry, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Perry had a population of 8,540 as of July 1, 2018. Perry ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Perry is located at latitude 41.841 and longitude -94.0976 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Perry (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 965 feet.

The City of Perry (GNIS ID: 2396183) 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 Spring Valley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dallas 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, 2018.

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Perry, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,540
Population in Households 8,348
Population in Familes 6,689
Population in Group Qrtrs 192
Population Density1 2,048
Diversity Index2 75


Median Household Income $39,701
Average Household Income $50,603
Per Capita Income $18,540


Total Housing Units 3,542 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,658 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,410 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 474 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $89,351
Average Home Value $105,100


Total Households 3,068
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 2,039
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.26% 1.73%
Households 1.15% 1.73%
Families 1.05% 1.66%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Perry, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Perry to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 47 95th
Population Density # 29 97th
Diversity Index # 5 100th
Median Household Income # 972 4th
Per Capita Income # 1006 0th

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