Peru, IN Profile: Facts & Data


Peru Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Peru Content

Also See: Peru, IN ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Peru, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Peru had a population of 11,019 as of July 1, 2018. 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 40.7537 and longitude -86.0689 in Miami County. The formal boundaries for the City of Peru 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 (GNIS ID: 2396188) 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.

The City of Peru is located within Township of Peru, a minor civil division (MCD) of Miami County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Peru: Miamisport.

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Peru 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Peru (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Indiana Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Indiana Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

Peru, IN - Most Popular Things to Do

Also See: Nearby Photos | Nearby Hotels | Driving Directions

Research a Indiana Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2018, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


Peru, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 11,019
Population in Households 10,902
Population in Familes 8,336
Population in Group Qrtrs 117
Population Density2 2,159
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $37,894
Average Household Income $50,816
Per Capita Income $21,385


Total Housing Units 5,679 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,961 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,680 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,038 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $73,487
Average Home Value $104,914


Total Households 4,641
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,849
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.43% -0.28%
Households -0.38% -0.24%
Families -0.47% -0.38%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

Peru, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peru to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 76 89th
Population Density # 97 86th
Diversity Index # 153 78th
Median Household Income # 625 8th
Per Capita Income # 556 18th

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

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features
  4. Research Public Schools & Attendance Zones

Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Indiana July 1, 2018 Data
Highest or Lowest: