Perryville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 8,398 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Perryville is the 95th largest community in Missouri.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Perryville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.67% of the Perryville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Perryville is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Perryville who work in office and administrative support (14.54%), sales jobs (9.51%), and management occupations (7.87%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Perryville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.08 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Perryville with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.65% of adults in Perryville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Perryville in 2010 was $20,186, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,744 for a family of four. However, Perryville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Perryville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Perryville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Perryville include Irish, French , English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Perryville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.