Perry, FL
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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, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Perry who work in food service (11.68%), office and administrative support (11.59%), and sales jobs (10.08%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Perry has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Perry has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Perry than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Perry may be for you.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.07 minutes getting to work every day.

Perry is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Perry rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.14% of adults 25 and older in Perry have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Perry in 2010 was $16,045, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,180 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, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Perry is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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