Perry County is located in southern Illinois. The County Seat is Pinckneyville and the largest city is Du Quoin. The Official Web Site is located at http://perrycountyclerk.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 21,672 and the 2010 census population was 22,350. The land area is 441.76 square miles and there are 50.6 persons per square mile.
88.6% of the population is White, 8.8% is Black or African American, 3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 84.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $78,000, there are 7,982 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,716, the median household income is $42,078, and 18.4% of the persons in Perry County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,445. Retail sales (in $1000) were $168,280, and sales per capita were $7,452. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 19.8%.
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