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Perry is a city in Shiawassee County, in the Owosso metro area.
The community was named for Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Perry. For links to other places called Perry, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Perry is 42.820N. The longitude is -84.228W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 889 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,044.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Perry demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shiawassee 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 48872 ZIP code.
26% of Perry residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $16,769, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Perry residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Perry, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $409. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $846.
Libraries in Perry include Edna C. Bentley Memorial Library ... View libraries
Shiawassee 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 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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