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Encyclopedia > Perry County, Indiana
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Perry County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population is 18,899. The county's county seat is Tell City, Indiana6.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,001 km˛ (386 mi˛). 988 km˛ (381 mi˛) of it is land and 13 km˛ (5 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.28% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 18,899 people, 7,270 households, and 5,074 families residing in the county. The population density is 19/km˛ (50/mi˛). There are 8,223 housing units at an average density of 8/km˛ (22/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 97.61% White, 1.45% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 7,270 households out of which 30.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% are married couples living together, 9.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% are non-families. 26.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 2.96.


In the county the population is spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 107.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 107.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $36,246, and the median income for a family is $43,743. Males have a median income of $31,554 versus $22,123 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,673. 9.40% of the population and 7.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.30% of those under the age of 18 and 8.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Cannelton
  • Leopold, unincorporated
  • Tell City
  • Troy
Regions of Indiana
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History of Perry County, Indiana (1764 words)
It is bounded on the east and north by Crawford County, to the northwest by Dubois County, and to the west by Spencer County.
Perry County was totally outside the glacier area and relatively unaffected by the glacial run off in the lower part of the Ohio Valley.
The landmass of Perry County was a portion of the area ceded to the United States by the Indiana Treaties made at Fort Wayne in 1803 and at Vincennes in 1804.
Perry County, Indiana at AllExperts (502 words)
Indiana State Highway 66, designated as the Ohio River Scenic Byway for most of its course in the county, is the most heavily traveled road by residents and visitors alike, adjacent to the three most populated towns in the county as well as most major tourist destinations.
Indiana Route 37 is used by most in the county as a way out, directly going to Bloomington and Indianapolis.
In the county the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older.
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