Perry County IL Information


Perry County Subdivisions

Perry County IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 22,247
Population in Households 19,747
Population in Familes 16,136
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,500
Population Density1 50
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 8,348
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 5,593
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,271 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,077 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,101 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $79,671
Average Home Value $88,650


Median Household Income $41,454
Average Household Income $51,352
Per Capita Income $19,516
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.11% -0.33%
Households 0.04% -0.32%
Families -0.12% -0.42%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Perry County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Perry County to the other 102 counties and county equivalents in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 56 46th
Population Density1 # 48 54th
Diversity Index2 # 34 68th
Median Household Income # 82 21st
Per Capita Income # 98 5th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.