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Peru, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Peru is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Miami County at latitude 40.7587 and longitude -86.0706. Miami County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 653 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Peru, but most people and references simply refer to it as Peru, Indiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Peru indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Peru: Miamisport.

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Peru, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 11,035
Population in Households 10,914
Population in Familes 8,463
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density1 2,162
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 4,641
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,873
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,529 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,109 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,532 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 888 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $71,787
Average Home Value $77,252


Median Household Income $32,958
Average Household Income $40,608
Per Capita Income $16,989
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.8% -0.65%
Households -0.75% -0.65%
Families -0.71% -0.77%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 96 86th
Diversity Index2 # 158 77th
Median Household Income # 644 6th
Per Capita Income # 636 7th

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