Perry, a small town in Kansas, has a population of approximately 1,000. It's a great place to raise a family, as children aged 5-14 account for a higher percentage of the population here (25%) than nationally (19%), while young adults feature less prominently in the demographics. With an average age of just under 39, the town's population skews younger than most cities in Kansas. The majority of Perry residents own their homes, and 17% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $673/month, which is $195 a month less than the state average.
With an average commute time of about 26 minutes, slower than most cities in Kansas, Perry residents know that it takes some patience getting to work. Many residents (43%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't used. A small percentage of residents walk to work.
There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Perry. The four most common are construction, public administration, healthcare, and education. Together, these industries make up 26% of the town's labor force. With an average annual income of just over $66,000, Perry workers bring in about the same as their peers elsewhere in the state. However, Perry compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average, Perry has a large number of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (28%). Additionally, 12% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
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