Perry is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 7,055 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Perry is the 237th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities, Perry isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Perry are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Perry is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Perry who work in office and administrative support (11.59%), food service (11.46%), and sales jobs (9.77%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Perry is worth considering.
Perry is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One of the benefits of Perry is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.90 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Perry doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Perry with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.64% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Perry in 2010 was $15,343, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,372 for a family of four. However, Perry contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Perry is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Perry home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Perry residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Perry include English, German, Italian, and Czechoslovakian.
The most common language spoken in Perry is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.