Perry, Florida

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Perry is a city in Taylor County, Florida, United States. The population was 6,847 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 6,703.[2] It is the county seat of Taylor County.[3] The town was named for American Civil War general Edward A. Perry, who was the 14th Governor of Florida.

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Geography

Perry is located at 30°06′52″N 83°34′57″W / 30.114311°N 83.582609°W / 30.114311; -83.582609.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.1 km² (9.3 sq mi), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,847 people, 2,661 households, and 1,828 families residing in the city. The population density was 737.3 people per square mile (284.6/km²). There were 3,073 housing units at an average density of 330.9/sq mi (127.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 56.01% White, 41.17% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

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