Perry County is located in southeastern Kentucky. The County Seat is Hazard and the largest city is Hazard. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.perrycounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 27,597 and the 2010 census population was 28,712. The land area is 339.67 square miles and there are 84.5 persons per square mile.
96.6% of the population is White, 1.6% is Black or African American, 0.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 69% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $65,600, there are 10,801 households, an average of 2.58 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,224, the median household income is $33,528, and 25.3% of the persons in Perry County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,980. Retail sales (in $1000) were $463,063, and sales per capita were $15,886. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 17.5%.
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