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Perry County, Indiana

County Courthouse 2219 Payne St
Tell City, IN 47586
Phone: (812) 547-3741
Fax: (812) 547-9782
www.perrycountyin.org

On the south-central border of IN; organized Sept 7, 1814 (prior to statehood) from Harrison and Warrick counties. Name Origin: For Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819), U.S. naval officer during the War of 1812, famous for the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

Area (sq mi):: 386.34 (land 381.39; water 4.95) Population per square mile: 49.90
Population 2005: 19,032 State rank: 75 Population change: 2000-20005 0.70%; 1990-2000 -1.10% Population 2000: 18,899 (White 97.10%; Black or African American 1.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,673; median household $36,246; Population below poverty level: 9.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,261-$24,189
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.70% Median travel time to work: 24.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 39.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Perry County, Kentucky

PO Box 150
Hazard, KY 41702
Phone: (606) 436-4614
Fax: (606) 439-0557

In southeastern KY; established Nov 2, 1820 from Clay and Floyd counties. Name Origin: For Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819), U.S. naval officer during the War of 1812, famous for the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

Area (sq mi):: 342.64 (land 342.15; water 0.49) Population per square mile: 86.10
Population 2005: 29,452 State rank: 37 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 -2.90% Population 2000: 29,390 (White 96.90%; Black or African American 1.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.50%; Other 0.50%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $12,224; median household $22,089; Population below poverty level: 29.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,006-$21,062
Unemployment (2004): 7.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 23.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Perry County, Tennessee

PO Box 16
Linden, TN 37096
Phone: (931) 589-2216
Fax: (931) 589-2215
www.perrycountytennessee.com

In west-central TN, east of Jackson; established Nov 14, 1821 from Hickman and Humphreys counties. Name Origin: For Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819), U.S. naval officer during the War of 1812, famous for the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

Area (sq mi):: 422.90 (land 414.89; water 8.00) Population per square mile: 18.30
Population 2005: 7,574 State rank: 91 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.70%; 1990-2000 15.40% Population 2000: 7,631 (White 96.10%; Black or African American 1.70%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 39.80
Income 2000: per capita $16,969; median household $28,061; Population below poverty level: 15.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,665-$21,727
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 27.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Perry County, Alabama

PO Box 505
Marion, AL 36756
Phone: (334) 683-6106

In west-central AL, southeast of Tuscaloosa; organized Dec 13, 1819 from Tuscaloosa County. Name Origin: For Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819), U.S. naval officer during the War of 1812, famous for the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

Area (sq mi):: 724.08 (land 719.48; water 4.59) Population per square mile: 15.80
Population 2005: 11,371 State rank: 64 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.10%; 1990-2000 -7.00% Population 2000: 11,861 (White 30.70%; Black or African American 68.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.00%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 33.30
Income 2000: per capita $10,948; median household $20,200; Population below poverty level: 35.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,894-$18,389
Unemployment (2004): 9.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.70% Median travel time to work: 33.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 49.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Perry County, Mississippi

PO Box 198
New Augusta, MS 39462
Phone: (601) 964-8398
Fax: (601) 964-8746

In southeastern MS, southeast of Hattiesburg; organized Feb 3, 1820 from Greene County. Name Origin: For Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819), U.S. naval officer during the War of 1812, famous for the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

Area (sq mi):: 650.20 (land 647.18; water 3.02) Population per square mile: 18.80
Population 2005: 12,160 State rank: 67 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 11.70% Population 2000: 12,138 (White 75.70%; Black or African American 22.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 33.50
Income 2000: per capita $12,837; median household $27,189; Population below poverty level: 22.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $14,738-$16,786
Unemployment (2004): 7.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 36.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 57.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Perry County, Pennsylvania

25 W Main St PO Box 37
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Phone: (717) 582-2131
Fax: (717) 582-5162
www.perryco.org

In south-central PA, northwest of Harrisburg; organized Mar 22, 1820 from Cumberland County. Name Origin: For Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819), U.S. naval officer during the War of 1812, famous for the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

Area (sq mi):: 555.77 (land 553.52; water 2.25) Population per square mile: 80.80
Population 2005: 44,728 State rank: 49 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 5.90% Population 2000: 43,602 (White 98.10%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 37.50
Income 2000: per capita $18,551; median household $41,909; Population below poverty level: 7.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,507-$26,070
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 34.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 68.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Perry County, Ohio

121 W Brown St PO Box 248
New Lexington, OH 43764
Phone: (740) 342-2045
Fax: (740) 342-5505
www.perrycountyohiocofc.com

In central OH, southeast of Columbus; organized Mar 1, 1818 from Washington, Fairfield, and Muskingum counties. Name Origin: For Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819), U.S. naval officer during the War of 1812, famous for the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

Area (sq mi):: 412.59 (land 409.78; water 2.82) Population per square mile: 86.00
Population 2005: 35,246 State rank: 68 Population change: 2000-20005 3.40%; 1990-2000 8.00% Population 2000: 34,078 (White 98.20%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,674; median household $34,383; Population below poverty level: 11.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,400-$19,569
Unemployment (2004): 8.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 33.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 58.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Perry County, Arkansas

310 W Main St Suite 105
Perryville, AR 72126
Phone: (501) 889-5126
Fax: (501) 889-5759

In central AR, northwest of Little Rock; organized Dec 18, 1840 from Pulaski County. Name Origin: For Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819), U.S. naval officer during the War of 1812, famous for the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

Area (sq mi):: 560.47 (land 550.94; water 9.53) Population per square mile: 19.00
Population 2005: 10,468 State rank: 64 Population change: 2000-20005 2.50%; 1990-2000 28.10% Population 2000: 10,209 (White 95.10%; Black or African American 1.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.50%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,216; median household $31,083; Population below poverty level: 14.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,214-$21,948
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.50% Median travel time to work: 36.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 70.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Perry County, Missouri

321 N Main St Suite 2
Perryville, MO 63775
Phone: (573) 547-4242
Fax: (573) 547-7367
www.perryvillemo.com/county/

On the southeastern border of MO, north of Cape Girardeau; organized Nov 16, 1820 (prior to statehood) from Sainte Genevieve County. Name Origin: For Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819), U.S. naval officer who won the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, famous for the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

Area (sq mi):: 484.28 (land 474.67; water 9.61) Population per square mile: 39.10
Population 2005: 18,571 State rank: 59 Population change: 2000-20005 2.40%; 1990-2000 8.90% Population 2000: 18,132 (White 97.80%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.60%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 36.80
Income 2000: per capita $16,554; median household $36,632; Population below poverty level: 9.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,299-$22,918
Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 22.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Perry County, Illinois

PO Box 438
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Phone: (618) 357-5116
Fax: (618) 357-3194
www.perrycountyil.org

In south-central IL north of Carbondale; organized Jan 29, 1827 from Randolph and Jackson counties. Name Origin: For Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819), U.S. naval officer during the War of 1812, famous for the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

Area (sq mi):: 446.81 (land 440.96; water 5.85) Population per square mile: 51.70
Population 2005: 22,815 State rank: 53 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.20%; 1990-2000 7.90% Population 2000: 23,094 (White 89.00%; Black or African American 8.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 37.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,935; median household $33,281; Population below poverty level: 13.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,838-$19,334
Unemployment (2004): 7.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.00% Median travel time to work: 23.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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References in periodicals archive ?
In rural Perry County, Tennessee, a nonprofit program named Vision Perry provided job training, and in turn a number of call centers opened in the county.
LiveOps, the leading provider of cloud contact center technology and talent, announced today that Vision Perry, a non-profit collaborative workforce development initiative in Perry County, Tennessee, has chosen to utilize the LiveOps platform to provide virtual work-from-home opportunities to help this rural area and surrounding counties offset the 20 percent unemployment rate.
Vision Perry and its developing Digital Factory Network[c], is focused on the development of the workforce in Perry County, Tennessee and surrounding counties to meet the needs of the twenty-first century.