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  •   State: 
    Noble County
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    36°17′29″N 97°17′28″W
      Area total: 
    7.78 sq mi (20.14 km²)
      Area land: 
    6.82 sq mi (17.66 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.96 sq mi (2.48 km²)
    1,010 ft (308 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
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    Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    657.77 residents per square mile of area (253.95/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Perry is a city in, and county seat of, Noble County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,126, a 2.0 percent decrease from the figure of 5,230 in 2000. The city is home of Ditch Witch construction equipment, which is the largest employer in Perry and in Noble County. The town is in the process of transitioning to a Home Rule form of government under the Charter of Home Rule. It moved from a strong mayor-council form to a mayor-manager form in the early 20th century. Perry was named after J.A. Perry, a man sent by the government to lay out land office towns. The original name was Wharton, the name of a train station built in 1886 by the Southern Kansas Railway (part of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway system) about 1 mile south of the present city. It was located within the Cherokee Outlet, which was given to the Cherokees as a perpetual outlet to use for passage to travel and hunt in the West from their reservation in the eastern part of what became Oklahoma. The Dalton Gang, which at that time included Bob Dalton, Emmett Dalton, Charlie Bryant and George Newcomb entered Wharton to rob a train in May 1891 earning $1745. A Santa Fe train was robbed at Wharton before the opening, and the gang escaped into Osage County. On September 16, 1893, "a run" for land within "the Strip" was opened. By nightfall 40,000 had erected tents in Perry.


Perry's original name was Wharton, the name of a train station built in 1886 by the Southern Kansas Railway about 1 mile south of the present city. The Treaty of New Echota, May 23, 1836, assigned the Cherokee Outlet to the Cherokees as a perpetual outlet to use for passage to travel and hunt in the West from their reservation in the eastern part of what became Oklahoma. The Dalton Gang, which at that time included Bob Dalton, Emmett Dalton, Charlie Bryant and George Newcomb entered Wharton to rob a train in May 1891 earning $1745. At noon on September 16, 1893, "a run" for land within "the Strip" was opened. By nightfall 40,000 had erected tents in Perry. About 110 saloons and gambling houses were in operation with many of them set up 1/2 block east of the west side of the now existing square. Ditch Witch is the largest employer in Perry and in Noble County, employing approximately 1,300 people.Timothy McVeigh was stopped on April 19, 1995, along Interstate 35 outside of Perry by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Charlie Hanger. He arrested Mc Veigh for carrying a loaded firearm, which had been the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Three days later he was identified as the perpetrator of the Oklahoma City bombing, which happened on the day McVeIGH's arrest happened. The city moved from a strong mayor form of government to a Home Rule Charter.


Perry is located at 36°1729N 97°1728W (36.291424, -97.291144). It is 60 miles (97 km) north of Oklahoma City, and 100 miles (160 km) south of Wichita, Kansas. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.8 square miles (18 km²) of which 6.1 sq miles (16 km²), is land and 0.8 sq mi (2.1km²) is water. The city is located on the Missouri River, which runs through the center of the city. It has a population of 2,827. It is one of the smallest cities in the state of Kansas, with a total population of 1,828. It was the site of the deadliest school shooting in American history, which took place in September 1999. The school was located in the town of Perry, which was founded in 1881. The town is located near the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers. The Missouri River flows through the city and into the Arkansas River. The Arkansas River is a tributary of the Little Cotton Creek, which flows through Perry. The Little Cotton River is the largest river in the city, reaching a maximum depth of 4.5 miles (7.7 km) at the city's southern tip. The river is also the source of the town's nickname, "Perry's River".


As of the census of 2000, there were 5,230 people, 2,203 households, and 1,445 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 89.7% White, 3.1% African American, 3,3% Native American, 0.5% Asian,0.6% from other races, and 2.7 percent from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population. The city's population was spread out, with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 21. 6% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there are 92.4 males. For each 100 females age 18 and over, there there are 90.5 males. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was2.88. the city's median income was $30,653. The per capita income for the city is $16,924. About 10.4%. of families and 14.0%. of the town's population were below the poverty line, including 16.2%. of those under 18 and 11.0. of those age 65 or over. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the city has a population of 5,000.


The city is home to Charles Machine Works, which is the headquarters and manufacturing facility of Ditch Witch machinery and employs over 1,300 people. In November of 2022, the company announced an expansion adding over 200,000 square feet to the Ditch witch campus together with 100 new jobs. The city is also home to the U.S. Postal Service, which employs over 2,000 people. It is the second largest postal service in the United States, after New York City. It has a population of 2.1 million and serves more than 1.5 million people. The U.N. has a consulate in the city, which has a workforce of around 1,000. It also has a post office, postmaster, postmistress, post office and other offices. The town has a high school, high school and a middle school. It was the site of the first high school to open in 1881. It's also the home of the University of Nebraska-Omaha, which was founded in 1883. It now has a college, a college and a community center. The community has a number of businesses, including a bank, a hospital, a bank and a bank. It will be the site for the 2016 Winter Olympics, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio, Brazil. In the fall of 2016, the city will host the Winter Paralympic Games, which are the first to be held in Brazil.


Perry High School is noted for its wrestling program, historically one of the most successful programs in the United States. It has won 63 state championships, including 43 team and 20 dual championships since 1952, and 163 individual state championships. The school also has an elementary school, a middle school, and a junior-high school. The high school is located in the town of Perry, New Hampshire. It is located on the New Hampshire Turnpike, which is about 20 miles north of the state capital, Doylestown. The town has a population of about 4,000 people. It also has a high school, junior- high, and elementary school. In the town, there are about 1,000 students in grades 9-12, and about 2,000 in Pre-K-2 and 3-6-year-olds. The district has an enrollment of about 3,500 people, and the high school has a student population of 2,500. The elementary school has about 2200 students. The middle school has around 1,200 students, and it has an average of 1,400 students in the middle school and 3,200 in the elementary. The junior high has around 2,300 students, while the elementary has about 500 students. It was founded in 1881. The current high school was built in the early 1960s, and is located near the town's downtown area. It opened in the 1970s, when the town was in the midst of a construction boom.


The city of Perry has been governed under a Home Rule City Charter Form of Government since the motion passed by popular vote and was approved by the Governor in 2008. The Perry Police Department consists of 12 full time police officers, five dispatchers and an animal control officer. The fire department consists of nine full time firefighters. The Chief of Police is Brian Thomas. The city is governed by a mayor-council form of government. The Mayor-Council forms of government were approved by a popular vote in 2008, and the Governor approved them in 2009. The City of Perry is made up of residents who live in the town of Perry and the surrounding areas. It is located in the eastern part of the state, about 30 miles from the state capital of D.C. The town has a population of about 2,000 people. It has a history of being a hotbed of crime and drug activity. It also has a reputation for being a good town to live in, with a high crime rate and a low crime rate. It was founded in the early 1900s, and was named after the town's founder, William Perry, who was born in Perry, New York. The current mayor is David Perry, a native of the town, and is the son of William and Mary, a former mayor-general of the same town. The mayor is the wife of former Gov. Robert Perry, and has been married to his wife, Mary, for more than 30 years.

Historic Sites

Multiple historic sites in Perry are NRHP-listed. The city is home to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The town is located on the Ohio River, which runs through Perry. The Perry River runs through the town. The Ohio River is a tributary of the Little Ohio River. The river was once known as the "Ohio River" and is now known as "The Perry River" The town's history dates back to the 17th century, when it was first settled. The area was known as Perry, Ohio, and later as Perry County. It is one of the oldest towns in the United States. It was also the site of the Perry County Jail, which was built in 1881. The community is also home to several other historic sites, including the Perry Opera House, which opened in 1883. It has been listed as a National Historic Site since 1881 and is on the National Park Service's list of historic sites. It also has been called the "Perry County Historical Museum" and the Perry Museum of American Art, which is also on the NRHP's list. The county has a number of other historical sites, many of which are listed on the state's historic register. The site is also known for its architecture, which dates to the 19th century. It includes a 19th-century mansion, the Perry House, and an 18th- century courthouse. It's located in the town's historic district. The current town hall is located in a former home, Perry High School.

Parks and Recreation

Cherokee Strip Museum is operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society. Perry BMAC Baseball Complex includes four ball fields, each equipped with a digital scoreboard and control system.CCC Lake and Park, created in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as part of the New Deal, is just to the south of Perry on SH-86. The lake itself is now Perrys primary water source; so, while swimming and fishing are allowed, only trolling motors are permitted on the lake. Three pavilions are available for use, as is Centennial Church, a beautiful 1894 building moved to the Park and fully renovated by 2007. All these facilities can be reserved for special occasions. The Rose Hill School, giving fourth-grade students an opportunity to experience an education from yesteryear; and, a Blacksmith Shop, allowing visitors to see what crafting tools was like in pioneer days. Lake McMurtry is to the southeast. and, Lake Carl Blackwell is toThe south. Perry has operated the Perry BMac Baseball Complex, complete with covered bleachers and a full concessions area, since 2016. The complex includes covered bleacher and aFull concessions area. The complex is located two miles off US-77. The park offers boating, skiing, swimming, fishing, and RV camping. It also has a baseball field, which is available to the public for use. It is located on the edge of the Cherokee Outlet, just south of the town of Perry, Oklahoma.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma = 93.8. 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 47. 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 100. 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 = 5.1 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 9,529 individuals with a median age of 40.3 age the population dropped by -4.86% in Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 657.77 residents per square mile of area (253.95/km²). There are average 2.29 people per household in the 2,112 households with an average household income of $36,858 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.90% of the available work force and has dropped -4.00% 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 24.10%. The number of physicians in Perry per 100,000 population = 44.9.


The annual rainfall in Perry = 34 inches and the annual snowfall = 7.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 75. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 227. 95 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 24.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 25, 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, Noble County, Oklahoma which are owned by the occupant = 59.59%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 48 years with median home cost = $82,860 and home appreciation of 1.35%. 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 $5.86 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 $3,483 per student. There are 14.4 students for each teacher in the school, 584 students for each Librarian and 324 students for each Counselor. 3.95% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 10.72% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.30% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Perry's population in Noble County, Oklahoma of 3,351 residents in 1900 has increased 2,84-fold to 9,529 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.14% female residents and 48.86% male residents live in Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma.

    As of 2020 in Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma are married and the remaining 41.29% are single population.

  • 17.1 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.

    86.70% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.73% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 0.40% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma, 59.59% are owner-occupied homes, another 27.06% are rented apartments, and the remaining 13.35% are vacant.

  • The 67.75% of the population in Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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