Mississippi Perry County Public Schools

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Perry County, MS

Map of Perry County, MSPerry County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 647.2 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 18.8 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 33.9%. On the 2000 census form, 99.5% of the population reported only one race, with 22.6% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.72 persons compared to an average family size of 3.18 persons.

In 2005 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $54,149. Per capita income grew by 19.2% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 12,160 Covered Employment 2,372
Growth (%) since 1990 11.9% Average wage per job $32,527
Households (2000) 4,420 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 33.0%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 5,359 Average wage per job $54,149
Unemployment Rate (2005) 8.6 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 2.5%
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $17,409 Average wage per job $29,734
Median Household Income (2003) $28,938 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 11.9%
Poverty Rate (2003) 18.3 Average wage per job $23,755
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 72.0 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County D
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 7.7 Average wage per job D

1. BEAUMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1300 Beaumont/brooklyn Rd, Beaumont, MS 39423
Phone: (601) 784-3393
County: Perry County
Enrollment: 279
Grades: KG-8

2. NEW AUGUSTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 197, New Augusta, MS 39462
Phone: (601) 964-3226
County: Perry County
Enrollment: 255
Grades: PK-8

3. PERRY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 139, New Augusta, MS 39462
Phone: (601) 964-3235
County: Perry County
Enrollment: 386
Grades: 9-12

4. PERRY CO VOC COMPLEX
Address: P.O. Box 139, New Augusta, MS 39462
Phone: (601) 964-8282
County: Perry County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 9-12

5. PERRY County
Enrollment: ALTERNATIVE CENTER
Address: P.O. Box 139, New Augusta, MS 39462
Phone: (601) 964-3235
County: Perry County
Enrollment: 0 5-12

6. RICHTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: Po Box 568, Richton, MS 39476
Phone: (601) 788-6975
County: Perry County
Enrollment: 389
Grades: PK-6

7. RICHTON HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 701 Elm Avenue, Richton, MS 39476
Phone: (601) 788-9608
County: Perry County
Enrollment: 363
Grades: 7-12

8. RUNNELSTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 9214 Highway 42, Petal, MS 39465
Phone: (601) 544-2811
County: Perry County
Enrollment: 383
Grades: KG-8