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Perry is a city in Jefferson County, in the Topeka metro area.
The community was named for John D. Perry, bank president and railroad official
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Perry. For links to other places called Perry, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Perry is 39.075N. The longitude is -95.393W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 850 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 898.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Perry demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66073 ZIP code.
31% of Perry residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $17,577, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% 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 $296. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $827.
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Perry political report.
The average commute time for Perry workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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