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Welcome to Perry ...

The city of Perry is located in Ralls County<1>.


The location of Perry has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Perry, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1866.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Perry has a population of 694 people<3> (see below for details).

Perry is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Perry lies within the (573) area code.

The ZIP code for Perry: 63462<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Perry had an population of 694 people. This is an increase of 0.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Perry had a population of 693 people (which is 6.82% of the total population of Ralls County). This makes Perry the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Perry represents 0.01% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 413rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 693 people, the population of Perry increased 4.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 666 people).

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

Communities Also Named Perry ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 39 communities that are also named Perry - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (2), Vermont, Washington (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Perry.

Communities near Perry ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Perry.

  • Vandalia
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Monroe City
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Paris
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
    • Paris is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,170 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris <6>
  • New London
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Center
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Laddonia
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laddonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laddonia
    • Laddonia is located in Audrain County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 498 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laddonia <6>
  • Frankford
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankford
    • Frankford is located in Pike County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 314 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frankford <6>
  • Farber
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farber
    • Farber is located in Audrain County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
  • Rensselaer
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rensselaer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rensselaer
    • Rensselaer is located in Ralls County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
  • Curryville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curryville
    • Curryville is located in Pike County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 225 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Perry. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Perry.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Perry. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Perry.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Perry. See our Newspapers Page for Perry.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Perry ...

Looking for more information about Perry? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Perry, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Perry.

Adding Perry to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Perry in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Perry was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Perry post office opened in 1866.

We also found Perry in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Perry.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Perry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Ralls, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Perry.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Perry - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Perry). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Perry or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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