Perry County TN Information


Perry County Subdivisions

Perry County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 8,266
Population in Households 8,143
Population in Familes 6,768
Population in Group Qrtrs 123
Population Density1 20
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 3,308
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,275
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,944 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,552 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 756 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,636 (33.1%)
Median Home Value $81,362
Average Home Value $100,480


Median Household Income $34,254
Average Household Income $45,583
Per Capita Income $18,311
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 0.82%
Households 0.88% 0.84%
Families 0.73% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Perry County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Perry County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 88 8th
Population Density1 # 95 1st
Diversity Index2 # 61 38th
Median Household Income # 75 22nd
Per Capita Income # 71 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.