Perry County is located in west-central Alabama. The County Seat is Marion and the largest city is Marion. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.perrycountyalabamachamber.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 9,826 and the 2010 census population was 10,581. The land area is 719.66 square miles and there are 14.7 persons per square mile.
31.2% of the population is White, 67.6% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.6% is two or more races. 70.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $58,000, there are 3,400 households, an average of 2.84 persons per household. The per capita income is $13,716, the median household income is $28,209, and 25.6% of the persons in Perry County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 854. Retail sales (in $1000) were $34,121, and sales per capita were $3,181. The percentage of black-owned firms is 55.7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 41.3%.
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