Perry is a city in Shiawassee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,188 at the 2010 census. The city is surrounded by Perry Township, but the two are administered autonomously.
A post office has been in operation in Perry since 1850. The city was named for Oliver Hazard Perry, an American naval commander in the War of 1812. Perry was incorporated in 1893.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.17 square miles (8.21 km2), of which 2.92 square miles (7.56 km2) is land and 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2) (7.89%) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,188 people, 823 households, and 584 families living in the city. The population density was 749.3 inhabitants per square mile (289.3/km2). There were 902 housing units at an average density of 308.9 per square mile (119.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.