The Heritage Community Theatre, a Perry landmark
Location of Perry, Utah
|Named for||Gustavus Adolphus Perry|
|• Total||7.7 sq mi (19.9 km2)|
|• Land||7.7 sq mi (19.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||4,367 ft (1,331 m)|
|• Density||310.9/sq mi (120.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||1455150|
Perry was originally named Welsh Settlement, but the name was shortly afterward changed to Three Mile Creek. It was renamed after Gustavus Adolphus Perry and his family, who were among the early settlers.
Perry was first settled by Orrin Porter Rockwell in 1852. However he only laid claim to the land and did not build a residence. In 1853 William Plummer Tippets built a cabin at the location. In 1854 Gustavus Adolphus Perry was made branch president at the location. It had various branch presidents from then until 1877. In 1877 it was made a ward with Orrin Alonzo Perry as bishop.
In 1930 there were 341 inhabitants in Perry. It still only had enough Latter-day Saints for one ward.
In the spring of 2008 the Perry Utah Stake was created by a division of the Willard Utah Stake. This stake consists of nine wards, but one of the wards in the Willard Stake is a Perry Ward as well.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.7 square miles (19.9 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,383 people, 747 households, and 643 families residing in the city. The population density was 310.9 people per square mile (120.0/km²). There were 789 housing units at an average density of 102.9 per square mile (39.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.68% White, 0.08% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.22% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.73% of the population.
There were 747 households out of which 46.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.0% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.8% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.19 and the average family size was 3.50.
In the city the population was spread out with 35.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $52,500, and the median income for a family was $57,857. Males had a median income of $41,761 versus $26,806 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,092. About 1.2% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.