Community Information and Data

The City of Perry maintains a thriving and diverse economic base anchored by superior transportation options, a robust workforce, and exemplary quality of life amenities. In Perry you will be able to operate a competitive business while employees and their families enjoy top-tier public schools, eighteen City parks, and a broad range of recreational, cultural, and historical opportunities.

The City of Perry is growing at a rate exceeding that of Houston County, the Middle Georgia Region, the State of Georgia, and the U.S. In regards to population, the City of Perry is expected to grow at a rate of 1.5% per year for the next four (4) years and an even higher 1.6% per year in regards to households in the community. There are 188,167 persons living within a 25 minute drive from downtown Perry and 180,311 persons within a 15 mile radius of downtown Perry.

General Information*

City of Perry Houston County
Total Population 14,345 143,205
Total Households 5,075 52,330
Median Age 32.8 34.4
Median Household Income $48,607 $49,660

* Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009-2013 5-Year American Community Survey


Major Employers           Print frito-lay-logo HCBOE logo image_HoustonCountySeal Graphic Packaging Logo Interfor-logo GaNatFair-2015_Logo450

Employer Business / Industry Type Number of Employees
Perdue Chicken Food Processing (Poultry) 2,267
Frito Lay Food Processing (Chips) 1,352
Houston County Board of Education Government (Schools) 763
Houston County Board of Commissioners Government (County) 429
Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Manufacturing (Paperboard) 276
Perry Hospital Health Care 232
Interfor Manufacturing (Wood Products) 183
Gilmer Warhouse and Logistics Logistics / Warehousing / Transportation 75
Southern Home Care Services Home Healthcare Services 60
Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter Events 57
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. Manufacturing (Pipe) 53


Educational Attainment*

City of Perry Houston County
Less than 9th Grade 3.5% 3.5%
9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma 8.2% 7.7%
High School Graduate or Equivalent 33.6% 29.0%
Some College, No Degree 23.0% 26.6%
Associate’s Degree 8.3% 9.2%
Bachelor’s Degree 14.1% 14.5%
Graduate or Professional Degree 9.3% 9.5%
High School Graduate or Higher 88.3% 88.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 23.4% 24%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009-2013 5-Year American Community Survey; Statistics for Population Age 25+



Total Population Age 16+ Percentage in Labor Force Percentage Employed Unemployment Rate
City of Perry 11,467 59.1% 51.3% 11.9%
Houston County 109,952 66.4% 57.0% 10.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009-2013 5-Year American Community Survey

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