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Peru, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Peru had a population of 10,937 as of July 1, 2015. Peru ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Peru is located at latitude 40.7587 and longitude -86.0706 in Miami County. The formal boundaries for the City of Peru (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Miami County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 653 feet.

The City of Peru has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Peru population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Peru: Miamisport.

City of Peru, IN Boundary Map

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Peru, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 10,937
Population in Households 10,817
Population in Familes 8,362
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density1 2,143
Diversity Index2 19
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,599
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,843
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,460 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,079 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,519 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 861 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $73,591
Average Home Value $79,391
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,614
Average Household Income $42,155
Per Capita Income $17,629
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.81% -0.46%
Households -0.78% -0.46%
Families -0.77% -0.57%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Peru, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peru to the other 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 75 89th
Population Density1 # 100 85th
Diversity Index2 # 161 77th
Median Household Income # 635 7th
Per Capita Income # 611 11th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.