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Perry, LA

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Overview


Perry is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 1,171 people and just one neighborhood, Perry is the 222nd largest community in Louisiana.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Perry, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.23% of Perry’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Perry is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Perry who work in sales jobs (25.97%), teaching (16.57%), and healthcare (6.45%).

A relatively large number of people in Perry telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 19.65% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Perry is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Perry’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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

Demographics

The education level of Perry citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.98% of adults 25 and older in Perry have a college degree.

The per capita income in Perry in 2018 was $27,185, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,740 for a family of four. However, Perry contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Perry is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 French Canadian, Acadian/Cajun, French, English, and Dutch.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in Louisiana. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 98.4% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Louisiana. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 16.7% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 14.1% have French ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Perry are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 53.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.9% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 56.6% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 37.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.4%), and 13.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 85.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Perry, LA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as French Canadian (16.7%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (14.1%), and residents who report English roots (9.9%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (4.5%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (2.6%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (86.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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