Perry County TN Information


Perry County Subdivisions

Perry County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,151
Daytime Population: Workers 2,470
Daytime Population: Residents 5,108
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,578
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 8,028
Population in Familes 6,664
Population in Group Qrtrs 123
Population Density2 20
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $31,533
Average Household Income $43,288
Per Capita Income $17,367


Total Housing Units 4,911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,525 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 710 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,676 (34.1%)
Median Home Value $95,844
Average Home Value $120,158


Total Households 3,235
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,217
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% 0.68%
Households 0.32% 0.63%
Families 0.17% 0.54%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.86%


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, 2017 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 # 89 7th
Population Density # 95 1st
Diversity Index # 57 41st
Median Household Income # 92 4th
Per Capita Income # 91 5th

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