Perry (village), New York

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Perry, New York
Perry, New York is located in New York
Perry, New York
Perry, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°43′1″N 78°0′16″W / 42.71694°N 78.00444°W / 42.71694; -78.00444Coordinates: 42°43′1″N 78°0′16″W / 42.71694°N 78.00444°W / 42.71694; -78.00444
Country United States
State New York
County Wyoming
Settled 1809 (1809)
Incorporated May 17, 1830 (1830-05-17)
Named for Oliver Hazard Perry
 • Total 2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)
 • Land 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 1,371 ft (418 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,945
 • Density 1,744.8/sq mi (673.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 14530
Area code(s) 585
FIPS code 36-57243
GNIS feature ID 0960202

Perry is a village located mostly inside the Town of Perry in Wyoming County, New York. The population was 3,945 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Perry is at the junction of New York State Route 39 and New York State Route 246. A small exclave of the village is within the Town of Castile.


The Village of Perry was incorporated in 1830.

The Perry Downtown Historic District, First Methodist Episcopal Church of Perry, Brick Presbyterian Church, and Epworth Hall are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1][2]


Perry is located at 42°43′0″N 78°0′16″W / 42.71667°N 78.00444°W / 42.71667; -78.00444 (42.716876, -78.004582).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.1 km²), of which 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.3 km²) (4.64%) is water.

Perry is at the northeast end of Silver Lake. It is west of Letchworth State Park and northeast of Silver Lake State Park.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,945 people, 1,560 households, and 1,051 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,744.8 people per square mile (674.0/km²). There were 1,764 housing units at an average density of 780.2 per square mile (301.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.41% White, 0.74% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

There were 1,560 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,596, and the median income for a family was $41,090. Males had a median income of $31,845 versus $21,486 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,794. About 6.5% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 4/16/12 through 4/20/12. National Park Service. 2012-04-27. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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