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Diabetes: A Family Matter

Perry County, Ohio

Overview

Meigs County

Perry County is located in southeast Ohio and is one of the poorest counties in the state. The total area of the county is 413 square miles. In 2007, the population was 34,839 with 98.7% of that population being predominately white. The median age of a Perry County resident is 35 years old. There are 17 public schools and two non-public schools available to residents. The unemployment rate in Perry County is 12.8% and 9.4% of family incomes fall below the poverty level. There is one radio station located in Perry County.

The major employers of Perry County residents include: CertainTeed Corp/Ludowici Roof Tile, Cooper-Standard Automotive, Crooksville Exempted Village Board of Education, New Lexington City Board of Education, Northern Local Board of Education, Perry County Government, Precision Castparts Corporation, Southern Local Board of Education, and Superior Fibers LLC. The percentage of adults with employer-based insurance is 47.6% and the percentage of children with employer-based insurance is 46.3%.

Additional information about this county can be found by contacting the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

Photo of Perry County Courthouse

Cities, Villages, and Communities

Villages: New Lexington (county seat), Corning, Crooksville, Glenford, Hemlock, Junction City, New Straitsville, Rendville, Roseville, Shawnee, Somerset, Thornville

Communities: Bristol, Milligan, Mount Perry, Moxahala, Rehoboth

Ghost Towns: San Toy

 

Health Services

Perry County employs 13 physicians (MDs and DOs) and two dentists. No hospital exists in Perry County and local residents travel to adjoining Ohio counties for most health care services. Eight nursing homes with a combined total of 800 beds are available. Other health services in Perry County include: Autumn Healthcare of Somerset, Perry Behavioral Health, Genesis Homecare, Family Health Services, Six County Inc., and the Perry County Health Department. Fitness centers available to residents in Perry County include: Curves for Women and Let’s Center.

Diabetes Services:

The Diabetes: A Family Matter Program:
For information about the local program, activities, and events contact Karrie Cook at the Perry County Health Department by email at kcook@perryhealth.com or 740-342-5179 extension #226.

 

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