Perry, Michigan

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Perry is a city in Shiawassee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,065 at the 2000 census. The city is located within Perry Township and has both Perry High School and Middle School. It is also hometown to The People's Temple (band).


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.06%) is water.

The City and adjoining Perry Township, Michigan are named for American naval hero Oliver Hazard Perry.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,065 people, 748 households, and 563 families residing in the city. The population density was 724.1 per square mile (279.8/km²). There were 784 housing units at an average density of 274.9/sq mi (106.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.82% White, 0.19% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 748 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,179, and the median income for a family was $48,977. Males had a median income of $38,587 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,769. About 3.4% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 18.5% of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 42°49′35″N 84°13′10″W / 42.82639°N 84.21944°W / 42.82639; -84.21944

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