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Perry is a town in Dane County, in the Madison metro area.
The community was named after Oliver Hazard Perry, naval commander
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Perry. For links to other places called Perry, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Perry is 42.898N. The longitude is -89.777W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 928 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 670.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Perry demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dane County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Madison area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53544 ZIP code.
29% of Perry residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Perry ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Perry was $22,596, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Perry residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Perry, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $450. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $863.
Dane County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Perry political report.
The average commute time for Perry workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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