Perryton, TX


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Perryton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 9,252 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Perryton is the 240th largest community in Texas.

When you are in Perryton, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.14% of Perryton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Perryton is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Perryton who work in office and administrative support (11.79%), sales jobs (10.21%), and maintenance occupations (7.29%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Perryton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.86 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Perryton 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.

The percentage of people in Perryton with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.79% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Perryton in 2010 was $23,380, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,520 for a family of four. However, Perryton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Perryton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Perryton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Perryton, accounting for 54.81% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Perryton residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Perryton include Irish, English, Polish, and French .

In addition, Perryton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.50%).

The most common language spoken in Perryton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.

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