Perry, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Perry, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Perry had a population of 1,986 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Perry is located at latitude 42.831 and longitude -84.2216 in Shiawassee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Perry (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Shiawassee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 889 feet.

The City of Perry (GNIS ID: 1626895) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Perry population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Perry, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,986
Population in Households 1,986
Population in Familes 1,675
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 763
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 762
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 549
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 882 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 565 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 197 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $118,954
Average Home Value $128,546


Median Household Income $55,023
Average Household Income $61,217
Per Capita Income $22,950
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.95% -0.66%
Households -0.74% -0.5%
Families -0.35% -0.55%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Perry, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Perry to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 302 57th
Population Density1 # 423 39th
Diversity Index2 # 507 26th
Median Household Income # 139 80th
Per Capita Income # 325 53rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.