Perry is a town in Wyoming County, New York, United States. The population was 4,616 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.6 square miles (94.8 km²), of which 36.4 square miles (94.2 km²) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.6 km²) (0.60%) is water.
The east town line is the border of Livingston County.
Routes 20A, 39, and 246 pass through the town. New_York_State_Route_39 is the village’s Main Street.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,616 people, 1,872 households, and 1,242 families residing in the town. There were 2,190 housing units at an average density of 57.3 per square mile (22.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.2% White, 0.5% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.
There were 1,872 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 4.81% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the town, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.2 males.
According to the 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, the median income for a household in the town was $51,194, and the median income for a family was $62,625. Males had a median income of $39,151 versus $34,639 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,726. About 11.7% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.