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Perry, Wisconsin
Location in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.
Location in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Dane
 • Total 36.1 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Land 36.1 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
928 ft (283 m)
 • Total 670
 • Density 18.5/sq mi (7.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-62050
GNIS feature ID 1583910

Perry is a town in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 670 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Daleyville and Forward are located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 670 people, 253 households, and 197 families residing in the town. The population density was 18.5 people per square mile (7.2/km²). There were 263 housing units at an average density of 7.3 per square mile (2.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.36% White, 0.30% African American, 0.60% Asian, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 253 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 3.1% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $57,125, and the median income for a family was $62,222. Males had a median income of $38,906 versus $24,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,596. About 5.0% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

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