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Perry, Ohio
—  Village  —
Location of Perry, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°45′33″N 81°8′18″W / 41.75917°N 81.13833°W / 41.75917; -81.13833
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lake
 - Total 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 - Land 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 699 ft (213 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,195
 - Density 548.2/sq mi (211.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44081
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-61882[2]
GNIS feature ID 1044385[1]

Perry is a village in Lake County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,195 at the 2000 census. It is named in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry to commemorate his victory over the British fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie in September 1813. The battle was a turning point in the western theater during the War of 1812. Perry is known for its public schools, whose recent construction was influenced by the nearby Perry Nuclear Generating Station.

Perry has participated in the Tree City USA program since 1988.



The area commonly referred to as Perry is actually made up of Perry Village, Perry Township, and North Perry Village.

The whole of Perry is served by the Perry Public Schools.

In 2005, the Perry Public Library loaned more than 245,000 items to its 8,000 cardholders. Total holding are over 52,000 volumes with over 275 periodical subscriptions.[3]


Perry is located at 41°45′33″N 81°8′18″W / 41.75917°N 81.13833°W / 41.75917; -81.13833 (41.759121, -81.138321)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,195 people, 426 households, and 325 families residing in the village. The population density was 548.2 people per square mile (211.6/km²). There were 438 housing units at an average density of 200.9/sq mi (77.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.41% White, 0.08% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population. 20.7% were of German, 16.0% Italian, 12.9% English, 10.5% Irish and 6.0% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 426 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $52,955, and the median income for a family was $58,281. Males had a median income of $41,898 versus $28,672 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,078. About 1.5% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town". State Library of Ohio. Retrieved November 6, 2006.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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