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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Housing
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    C+
  5. Diversity
    C
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    B
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    C-
Perry County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 45,924. In Perry County, most residents own their homes. Many families live in Perry County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$782
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Perry County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    39.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    79
    500.1
  • Theft
    829.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Perry County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,266
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Perry County

Perry County Reviews

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I think Perry county Is a very good down to earth community. Everyone knows everyone. Its a great place for people with families, I think. You don't have to worry about them. The downside is You have to drive an hour to the nearest WALMART! And to me that's ridiculous. There aren't many restaurants there all across the river unless you like diners we've got plenty of those. Honestly, it gets really boring here. Again its safe but there isn't much to do. On the other hand, everyone is very down to earth. The only problem with our community is the racism. It's sad I would recommend not coming here if you are a person of color. Other than that were safe and Republican made!
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I moved to Perry County from Lehigh County 6 years ago. It is a huge change in environment going from a diverse city to an isolate rural area. I miss being so close to stores and restaurants. I also miss being able to go outside and socialize with neighbors. Where I live now, you have to take a decent 30 minute drive at least to get anywhere. All of the major stores and restaurants are over the mountain. I do have to admit, it is pretty nice out here at night. There is such a beautiful clear vision of the sky and the stars. It is perfect to be able to camp out in your backyard and have a little bonfire and look at the stars. That is one thing you couldn't do back where I used to live.
Perry County is a beautiful place to live. The small town feeling is not just a feeling here, it is the lifestyle. If you are looking for a quiet place to live this is definitely a strong choice. The downsides are that we are a small school at West Perry, and we lack the funding for a proper education. I wish the school was funded better that was students had opportunities such as the ones that places with more money have.