Perry is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 5,097 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Perry is the 72nd largest community in Oklahoma.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Perry is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Perry is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Perry who work in office and administrative support (14.65%), teaching (10.82%), and food service (6.76%).
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 17.96 minutes getting to work every day.
The overall education level of Perry is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.87% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Perry in 2010 was $23,857, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,428 for a family of four. However, Perry contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Perry include Irish, English, Dutch, and European.
The most common language spoken in Perry is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and French.