East Peru, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 130 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.0%
 
Males: 65  (50.5%)
Females: 65  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

54.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip code: 50222

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,610 (it was $32,083 in 2000)
East Peru:

$47,610
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,150 (it was $14,756 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $35,414 (it was $19,500 in 2000)
East Peru:

$35,414
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $97,142; detached houses: $97,617

Median gross rent in 2017: $708.

March 2019 cost of living index in East Peru: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.6%
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Ancestries: American (50.0%), German (15.6%), Italian (12.5%), Danish (6.2%), English (6.2%), French (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/31/1897

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 0.94 square miles.

Population density: 139 people per square mile   (very low).

East Peru, Iowa map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
East Peru city:

1.1% ($219)
Iowa:

1.3% ($1,077)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (29.7 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (108.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (326.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Truro, IA (2.1 miles ),
St. Charles, IA (2.7 miles ),
Patterson, IA (3.0 miles),
Winterset, IA (3.0 miles ),
Lorimor, IA (3.1 miles ),
New Virginia, IA (3.3 miles ),
St. Marys, IA (3.4 miles),
Bevington, IA (3.4 miles)

Latitude: 41.23 N, Longitude: 93.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

Distribution of median household income in East Peru, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in East Peru, IA in 2017

East Peru satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+15.9%).
Most common industries in East Peru, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (17.4%)
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.2%)
  • Truck transportation (7.2%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (26.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.1%)
  • Truck transportation (11.1%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (25.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (20.8%)
  • Health care (20.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (12.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in East Peru, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.3%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (17.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.1%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (6.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (29.2%)
  • Cashiers (12.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (12.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (8.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)

Average climate in East Peru, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 44.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2016 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

East Peru-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.7 miles away from the East Peru city center injured one person and caused $2 million in damages.

On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 43.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

East Peru-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 373.7 miles away from East Peru center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 360.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 366.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 390.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 325.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
East Peru topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near East Peru:

  • MADISON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; WINTERSET, IA)
  • QHC WINTERSET NORTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WINTERSET, IA)
  • CLARKE COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; OSCEOLA, IA)
  • MOSAIC-MCLANE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; OSCEOLA, IA)

Amtrak station near East Peru:

  • 16 miles: OSCEOLA (MAIN & E. CLAY STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Peru:

  • Drake University (about 30 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 37 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 58 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 79 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 81 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 89 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 98 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: East Peru Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Peru Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

80.9%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.3%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in East Peru:

Marital status in East Peru, IA
  • Never married: 9.8%
  • Now married: 78.8%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 3.5%

For population 25 years and over in East Peru:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.6
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for East Peru, IA (based on Madison County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,24717
Evangelical Protestant1,83013
Catholic8102
Other1332
None9,659-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Madison County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Madison County:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Madison County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.3%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

28.2%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
East Peru:

45.3%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
East Peru:

48.8%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.1
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.5%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
East Peru:

20.2%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

48.3%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
East Peru:

49.9%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.4%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of East Peru, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,800$21,6000$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$1,800$21,6000$0

East Peru government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $20,000 ($153.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($46.15)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($30.77)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($30.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($23.08)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($15.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($7.69)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.69)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,000 ($15.38)

East Peru government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($61.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000 ($46.15)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.69)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($7.69)
    Rents: $1,000 ($7.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($30.77)
    Other: $1,000 ($7.69)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($107.69)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,000 ($61.54)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($7.69)

East Peru government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $114,000 ($876.92)

Strongest AM radio stations in East Peru:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in East Peru:

  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K203DB (88.5 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSIB-FM (101.3 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LIMITED)

TV broadcast stations around East Peru:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 135ft / 41.3mTotal length
  • 1,775Total average daily traffic
  • 1,775Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in East Peru, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for East Peru, IA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in East Peru, IA
  • 72.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.1%Utility gas
  • 8.3%Wood
  • 5.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in East Peru, IA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


East Peru compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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