Perry County is located in southeastern Missouri. The County Seat is Perryville and the largest city is Perryville . The Official Web Site is located at http://perrycountymo.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 19,202 and the 2010 census population was 18,971. The land area is 474.35 square miles and there are 40 persons per square mile.
97.3% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 82.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $123,100, there are 7,511 households, an average of 2.49 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,435, the median household income is $47,876, and 12% of the persons in Perry County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,584. Retail sales (in $1000) were $263,521, and sales per capita were $14,060. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 19.3%.
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