Perry, Illinois

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Perry
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Pike
Coordinates 39°46′57″N 90°44′42″W / 39.78250°N 90.74500°W / 39.78250; -90.74500Coordinates: 39°46′57″N 90°44′42″W / 39.78250°N 90.74500°W / 39.78250; -90.74500
Area 0.38 sq mi (1 km2)
 - land 0.38 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 437 (2000)
Density 1,143.5/sq mi (442/km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62362
Area code 217
Location of Perry within Illinois
Location of Perry within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Perry, Illinois

Perry is a village in Pike County, Illinois, United States. The population was 437 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Perry is located at 39°46′57″N 90°44′42″W / 39.78250°N 90.74500°W / 39.78250; -90.74500 (39.782493, -90.744990).[1]

According to the 2010 census, Perry has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2), all land.[2]

History[edit]

Perry was the birthplace of Mary Baird, wife of William Jennings Bryan, and the earliest known presentation of Bryan's famous 'Cross of Gold' speech was at a church social at the Perry Presbyterian Church. The text of the speech was printed in the local newspaper, now long-defunct.

It is named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, the hero of the Battle of Lake Erie.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 402
1870 798
1880 770 −3.5%
1890 705 −8.4%
1900 642 −8.9%
1910 649 1.1%
1920 491 −24.3%
1930 451 −8.1%
1940 456 1.1%
1950 444 −2.6%
1960 442 −0.5%
1970 451 2.0%
1980 487 8.0%
1990 491 0.8%
2000 437 −11.0%
2010 397 −9.2%
Est. 2015 387 [4] −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 437 people, 198 households, and 120 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,143.5 people per square mile (444.0/km²). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 580.9 per square mile (225.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.86% White, 0.23% Asian, and 0.92% from two or more races.

There were 198 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the village, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 26.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 83.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,458, and the median income for a family was $35,750. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,383. About 18.2% of families and 24.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 22.1% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  3. ^ Illinois County name origins.
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.