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Encyclopedia > Perry, Georgia

Perry is a city located in Houston County, Georgia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,602. The city is the county seat of Houston County6. Houston County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Houston County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


Geography

Location of Perry, Georgia

Perry is located at 32°27'54" North, 83°43'16" West (32.464940, -83.721163)1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias GA county maps by Seth Ilys. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 42.5 km² (16.4 mi²). 42.5 km² (16.4 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 9,602 people, 3,720 households, and 2,574 families residing in the city. The population density is 225.8/km² (584.7/mi²). There are 4,053 housing units at an average density of 95.3/km² (246.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 59.53% White, 37.18% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 1.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 3,720 households out of which 32.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% are married couples living together, 19.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% are non-families. 26.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.03. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $31,418, and the median income for a family is $38,480. Males have a median income of $35,870 versus $21,136 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,266. 18.8% of the population and 15.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.4% of those under the age of 18 and 15.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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The Seattle Times: Sports: Perry leaves UW men's basketball team (763 words)
Perry played only six minutes in Washington's 87-66 win over Idaho on Wednesday, which he said was when he began to think about leaving.
Perry said the last straw was the Idaho game, when he played only the final six minutes.
Perry was rated the No. 21 recruit in the nation by Rivals.com out of Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., in 2005.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Perry (793 words)
The original Perry High School, the oldest brick school in the county, is now home to the Houston County Board of Education and contains an exhibit honoring one of Perry's most famous citizens, retired U.S. senator Sam Nunn.
The early twentieth century brought modernization to Perry: the first telephone was installed in 1903, crystal radios appeared in 1905, and electric lighting came to the town in 1912.
Other attractions that draw large gatherings to Perry are the 1,100-acre Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, home of the official state fair in October and of numerous livestock and horse events; and the twice yearly Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival, famous throughout the Southeast for its artists, craftsmen, and entertainers.
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