Perry, Ohio

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Perry is a village in Lake County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,195 at the 2000 census. It is named in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry to commemorate his victory over the British fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie in September 1813. The battle was a turning point in the western theater during the War of 1812. Perry is known for its public schools, whose recent construction was influenced by the nearby Perry Nuclear Generating Station.

Perry has participated in the Tree City USA program since 1988.

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Government

Perry is served by the Perry Public Schools.

In 2005, the Perry Public Library loaned more than 245,000 items to its 8,000 cardholders. Total holding are over 52,000 volumes with over 275 periodical subscriptions.[3]

Geography

Perry is located at 41°45′33″N 81°8′18″W / 41.75917°N 81.13833°W / 41.75917; -81.13833 (41.759121, -81.138321)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,195 people, 426 households, and 325 families residing in the village. The population density was 548.2 people per square mile (211.6/km²). There were 438 housing units at an average density of 200.9/sq mi (77.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.41% White, 0.08% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population. 20.7% were of German, 16.0% Italian, 12.9% English, 10.5% Irish and 6.0% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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