Perry, Arkansas

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Perry, Arkansas
Town
Location in Perry County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Perry County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 35°2′46″N 92°47′43″W / 35.04611°N 92.79528°W / 35.04611; -92.79528Coordinates: 35°2′46″N 92°47′43″W / 35.04611°N 92.79528°W / 35.04611; -92.79528
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Perry
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 312 ft (95 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 314
 • Density 785/sq mi (285.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72125
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-54650
GNIS feature ID 0053287

Perry is a town in Perry County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 314 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Perry is located at 35°2′46″N 92°47′43″W / 35.04611°N 92.79528°W / 35.04611; -92.79528 (35.046137, -92.795373)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 km² (0.4 mi²), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 314 people, 119 households, and 89 families residing in the town. The population density was 288.7/km² (742.3/mi²). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 114.0/km² (293.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.13% White, 0.32% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 119 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,750, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $21,339 versus $14,773 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,803. About 12.0% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Perry has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Perry, Arkansas