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Perry is a city in Taylor County.

It is the county seat.

The community is believed named for Gov. Madison Starke Perry.

The latitude of Perry is 30.117N. The longitude is -83.581W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,749.


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Median household income
Local
$25,986
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Perry demographic reports
Perry is in the Panhandle.
Long a lumber center
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 83. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 12.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Florida Forest Festival - Oct. 27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Perry web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Forest Capital State Museum, Cracker Homestead
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Perry demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Taylor 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 32347 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Perry residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Perry ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Perry was $13,845, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

10% of Perry residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Perry festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Perry, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $233.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $731.


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Libraries in Perry include Taylor County Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Taylor County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Perry political report.

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The average commute time for Perry workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Perry include Days Inn Motel, Hampton Inn.

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