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Perry County, Illinois Facts

Facts
State Illinois
Land area 441.8 square miles
Population Density 50.6 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 21,887
Population change -2.1%
Under 5 years of age 4.9%
Under 18 19.9%
65 and over 16.8%
Females 45.5%
White 88.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 1.7%
Black or African American 8.8%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 85%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 14.3%
Veterans 1,880
Households and Housing
Households 7,982
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 85.9%
Median household income $42,078
The per capita income $19,716
Live below the poverty line. 18.4%
housing units 9,415
Multi-unit structures 12%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $78,000
Residents owning their homes. 76.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,445
Women-owned firms 19.8%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $168,280
Retail sales per capita $7,452
Manufacturers shipments $369,043
Merchant wholesaler sales $42,904