In 2017, Buckeye Hills Regional Council invested $5.3 million in grants, loans, and services to strengthen Perry County in partnership with local officials.


Various Aging + Disability projects include:

  • 610 seniors served by Buckeye Hills programs

  • 87,137 meals served to seniors in need

  • 12 home accessibility modifications to ensure seniors can age at home

  • 192 seniors received vouchers through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

  • One county-based service provider, 64 contracted service providers, and 11 local people employed

 

Various Community Development projects include:

  • Three Ohio Public Works State Capital Improvement/Local Transportation Improvement projects totaling $1.4 million

  • One Appalachian Assistance project totaling $500,000

  • Three Clean Ohio Conservation Fund projects totaling $624,229

  • $1.2 million from Appalachian Regional Commission POWER Grant for the Appalachian Ohio Innovation Gateway Network supporting the Somerset Innovation Gateway

  • Six data requests + projects



POPULATION CHANGE

In 2010, the population of Perry County was 36,058. In 2016, the population of Perry County decreased to 35,947, according to Decennial Census and ACS Estimates.


POPULATION PROJECTIONS

In 2010, the population of Perry County was 36,058. Over time, the population of Perry County is projected to decrease to 35,210 in 2020 and then decrease to 34,980 by 2040, according to ODSA County Profiles.


PERCENT UNEMPLOYED

In 2010, the percent unemployed in Perry County was 13.4%. In 2017, the percent unemployed in Perry County decreased to 6%, according to Ohio Labor Market Information, Annual Averages.


MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

In 2011, the Median Household Income in Perry County was $42,860. In 2016, the Median Household Income in Perry County increased to $43,674, according to ACS Estimates.


PERCENT IN POVERTY

In 2011, the percent of the Perry County population in poverty was 17.7%. In 2016, the percent of the Perry County population in poverty increased to 20.6%, according to ACS Estimates.


POPULATION BY AGE

According to ACS 2012-2016, the distribution of the Perry County population by age identifies the 5-17 age range as the highest and the 80+ age range the lowest.