Perry County PA Information


Perry County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Perry County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania 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 # 48 30th
Population Density1 # 44 36th
Diversity Index2 # 53 22nd
Median Household Income # 12 84th
Per Capita Income # 21 70th

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


Total Population 46,347
Population in Households 45,690
Population in Familes 38,216
Population in Group Qrtrs 657
Population Density1 84
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 18,185
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 12,982
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,893 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,172 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,013 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,708 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $145,604
Average Home Value $163,712


Median Household Income $56,950
Average Household Income $65,912
Per Capita Income $25,941
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.19% 0.01%
Households 0.37% 0.06%
Families 0.22% -0.03%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.

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