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Perry, Iowa

  •   State: 
    Dallas County
      County all: 
    Dallas | Boone | Greene
      County FIPS: 
    19049 | 19015 | 19073
    41°50′24″N 94°6′0″W
      Area total: 
    5.49 sq mi (14.22 km²)
      Area land: 
    5.49 sq mi (14.21 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.01 km²)
    954 ft (291 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Perry, Dallas County, Iowa, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,428.36 residents per square mile of area (551.47/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Perry is a city in Dallas County, Iowa, United States, along the North Raccoon River. The population was 7,836 at the time of the 2020 Census. It is part of the Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. Formerly a major railroad junction, Perry is home to the Historic Hotel Pattee, with themed rooms including many related to the railroad. The city is located at 41°5024N 94°60W (41.840107, -94.099978).According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.18 square miles (10.83 km²), of which 4.17 square miles is land and 0.01 sq miles (0.03 km²) is water. The Köppen Climate Classification system, Perry has a hot-summer humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps. In the 2010 census, there were 7,702 people, 2,792 households, and 1,920 families living in the city. The racial makup of the city was 82.84% White, 1.06% African American, 0.33% Native American,0.75% Asian, 0,18% Pacific Islander, 13.19% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. The median age was 33.3 years, with 29.8% of residents being under the age of 18.


Perry was laid out as a town in 1869. The original townsite was bounded by Estella Street, 8th Street, 3rd Street, & Dewey Avenue. The town has a population of about 2,000 people. It is located on the banks of the Red River, about 20 miles north of the town of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The city's population is about 1,200 people, with the majority of its residents living in the downtown area. It has a history dating back to 1869, when the town was first laid out. It was named after the town's founder, Henry Perry, who was born in Perry, Pennsylvania, in 1839. The current mayor, Robert W. Perry, was elected to his first term in office in 1872. He was re-elected to a second term in 1874, and a third time in 1876, and is now serving a fourth term. The mayor was elected a fourth time in 1998, and his fourth term was in 2000, and the current term is in 2002. The last time Perry was elected mayor was in 2008, and he was reelected in 2010, and again in 2012, and so on. In 2010, the town celebrated its 100th anniversary. It also celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2012. The first anniversary of being a town was in 2010. In 2012, the city celebrated its 50th anniversary, and it celebrated its 200th birthday in 2013. It celebrated its centenary in 2014, and celebrated its 250th anniversary the following year.


Perry is located at 41°5024N 94°60W (41.840107, -94.099978).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.18 square miles (10.83 km²) of which 4.17 square miles is land and 0.01 sq miles (0.03km²) is water. The city is located in the Rio Grande Valley, which is in the eastern part of the Big Bend region of the Rocky Mountains. It is the only city in the state of Colorado that is not in the National Forest System. It has a population of 1,856.5 (1,854.5 per cent of the city's total population) and is home to the University of California, San Diego, and the College of San Diego. The town's population was 1,744 (1.764 per cent) in the 2010 Census. It was the first city to be added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. It also became the first state to join the National Park Service in 1978. The state's first post-secondary school was founded in 1974. The first high school was opened in 1978 and the first middle school opened in 1980. The University of Texas at San Diego opened in 1981. The university has a campus that is now the largest in the United States, with more than 2,000 students. The school's mascot is the "Fighting Eagle".


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Perry has a hot-summer humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps. Perry is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. The town has a population of about 2,000. Perry has an average annual rainfall of 1.7 m/year. The climate is hot and humid in the summer. The temperature is hot to hot for most of the year, with the exception of the winter months. It has a high school graduation rate of more than 80 per cent. The city has a reputation for being a good school town. It also has a good reputation for clean water and good quality of life. The school has a history that dates back to the 18th century. It is also known as "Perry's School of the Arts" for its involvement in the local arts community. It was founded in 1881. The community has a long history of being involved in local politics. The current mayor of Perry is a former mayor of the town, and served as mayor from 1989 to 1994. The county has a strong tradition of supporting the arts and sciences. The state has a large Hispanic population. The population is about 3,000 people. The area has a moderate to high school enrollment rate of about 1,200. The average yearly rainfall is about 1.8 mm/year, and the temperature is about 3 °F. The weather is hot. The summer months are hot and dry.


At the 2010 census there were 7,702 people, 2,792 households, and 1,920 families living in the city. The median household income was $35,429 and the median family income was $41,771. The racial makup of the city was 82.84% White, 1.06% African American, 0.33% Native American,0.75% Asian, 0,18% Pacific Islander, 13.19% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40.0%. The median age was 33.3 years, with 29.8% of residents under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 22.3%. were from 45 to 64; and 13.8%. were 65 or older. The gender makeup of theCity was 50.0% male and 50.1% female. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.13. The city's population was 7,633 at the 2000 census, with 2,994 housing units at an average density of 808.2 per square mile (312.0/km²) The median income for the city in 2000 was $27,610, with 12.2% of the population below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 9.4% ofThose age 65 or over.


In April 2018, a video showcasing Perry's economy in 1979 and 1980 was released by Iowa State University. A major employer in Perry is the Tyson Foods pork plant. Perry is located in Iowa's Pekin County. It is located on the Iowa-Mississippi border. The town has a population of about 2,000. It was once known as "Perry, Iowa" before it was annexed by the city of Des Moines in the 1950s and 1960s. The city is now known as Perry, Iowa, after the town's former name, Perry Township, which was once part of the Pekins County, Iowa. It's located on Iowa's Wapello County, which is also known as the Wapella County, and was once a part of Iowa's Polk County, where it was known as Polk County. In the 1970s, the town was known for its large number of farmers. In 1979, it was the site of the first U.S. Air Force base in the state. In 1980, it became the location of the Perry Air Force Base, which has been there ever since. The airport was built in the 1960s and 1970s as part of a federal contract with the Air Force. It has a capacity of about 1,000,000 aircraft. It also has an airfield that can handle up to 1,200,000 metric tons of cargo a year. It opened in 1978. In 1981, the airport was expanded to 2,500, and it is still in operation.


The Perry Community School District operates local area public schools. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines operates St. Patrick School in Perry. The local Catholic high school is Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines. The school was dedicated on February 21, 1921. It is one of the oldest schools in the state. It was built on the site of a former pig farm in Perry, Iowa. It has been in the same location since the early 1900s.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Perry, Dallas County, Iowa = 85. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 97. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Perry = 3.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 2,833 individuals with a median age of 32.5 age the population grows by 18.24% in Perry, Dallas County, Iowa population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,428.36 residents per square mile of area (551.47/km²). There are average 2.72 people per household in the 3,257 households with an average household income of $44,841 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 4.70% of the available work force and has dropped -0.40% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 34.50%. The number of physicians in Perry per 100,000 population = 69.9.


The annual rainfall in Perry = 31.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 25.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 97. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 203. 85 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 8.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 43, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Perry, Dallas County, Iowa which are owned by the occupant = 62.01%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 50 years with median home cost = $80,880 and home appreciation of 4.04%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.95 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,234 per student. There are 12.3 students for each teacher in the school, 110 students for each Librarian and 329 students for each Counselor. 6.31% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 7.26% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.13% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Perry's population in Dallas County, Iowa of 3,785 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,75-fold to 2,833 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.60% female residents and 50.40% male residents live in Perry, Dallas County, Iowa.

    As of 2020 in Perry, Dallas County, Iowa are married and the remaining 42.92% are single population.

  • 19.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Perry require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    71.86% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 23.00% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.18% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.06% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Perry, Dallas County, Iowa, 62.01% are owner-occupied homes, another 33.44% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.55% are vacant.

  • The 41.04% of the population in Perry, Dallas County, Iowa who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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