Perry County IL Information


Perry County Subdivisions

Perry County IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,056
Daytime Population: Workers 6,081
Daytime Population: Residents 12,059
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,140
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 19,650
Population in Familes 16,028
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,406
Population Density2 50
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $44,806
Average Household Income $55,920
Per Capita Income $21,703


Total Housing Units 9,416 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,093 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,096 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,227 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $86,382
Average Home Value $104,345


Total Households 8,189
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 5,459
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.18% -0.34%
Households -0.24% -0.45%
Families -0.4% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.07%


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, 2017 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 # 55 47th
Population Density # 48 54th
Diversity Index # 36 66th
Median Household Income # 80 23rd
Per Capita Income # 99 4th

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