City Profile / Demographics

Location & Size


The City of Perryville was incorporated in 1831.We are the county seat of Perry County and located in southeast Missouri at the intersection of Missouri Highway Route 51 and U.S. Interstate 55 (exit 129), approximately 70 miles south of St. Louis and 30 miles north of Cape Girardeau.The City currently encompasses approximately 8.19 square miles.

2010 Census Information


  • City population - 8,225
  • County population - 18,971
  • State population - 5,988,927

2000 Census Information


  • City population - 7,667
  • County population - 18,132
  • State population - 5,595,211

1990 Census Information


  • City population - 6,933
  • County population - 16,648
  • State population - 5,117,073

City Population by Age - 2012


  • 0-5 years = 8%
  • 5-19 years = 20%
  • 20-24 years = 5%
  • 25-44 years = 26%
  • 45-64 years = 23%
  • 65 and over = 18%