Perry, IA
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Perry is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 8,089 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Perry is the 52nd largest community in Iowa. Perry has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

When you are in Perry, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.46% of Perry’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Perry is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Perry who work in office and administrative support (12.71%), sales jobs (8.24%), and food service (6.81%).

The citizens of Perry are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.25% of adults in Perry have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Perry in 2010 was $17,898, which is low income relative to Iowa, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,592 for a family of four.

Perry is a somewhat 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 Asian. Perry also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Perry include Irish, English, Danish, and Swedish.

In addition, Perry has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.22%).

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