Demographics

The following information provides a snapshot of the demography of Perry County.

  • From 2009 through 2014, personal income increased by 10.4% (Source: Bureau of the Census)
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows all industries in 2013 had an average weekly wage of $713
  • Perry County is served by two school districts: the Hazard Independent School District and the Perry County School District
  • Perry County has an average graduation rate of 92.5%, the rate of those holding the National Career Readiness Certificate is 31.8%, and the educational attainment was 23.2%
  • The 2014 fall enrollment at Hazard Community & Technical College was 3,462 students
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that as of May 2016 the Perry County civilian labor force was 9,231, with 8,322 employed and 909 unemployed, for an unemployment rate of 9.8%
  • The major employers in Perry County are healthcare-related and employ approximately 25% of the workforce
  • Research has found that Perry County has a highly competent and dedicated workforce possessing skills desirable to new and relocating manufacturing, healthcare and service industries

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