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Time Zone: Perry County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Perryville is the Seat for Perry County.

Perry County was founded in 1821 and was created by taking area from County.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Perry had a population of 18,847 people. This is an increase of 3.94% since the last Census (which gave a population of 18,132 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Perry represented 0.32% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 58th most populous county (out of 115 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201018,971+4.63%+0.66% since 2009
200918,847+3.94%+0.75% since 2008
200818,707+3.17%-0.19% since 2007
200018,132The Last Census

More information can be found on the Perry County Census Page for Perry County.


Below are some of the communities located in Perry County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Perry County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Perryville   8,1927,6676.85% increase  
Altenburg   3133091.29% increase  
Frohna   2021925.21% increase  
Longtown   77761.32% increase  

Websites for Perry County

Official Website:   www.perryvillemo.com/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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