East Peru, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 122 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.3%
 
Males: 52  (43.0%)
Females: 70  (57.0%)
Median resident age:  54.8 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 50222

Estimated median household income in 2015: $25,730 (it was $32,083 in 2000)
East Peru:

$25,730
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $15,884 (it was $14,756 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $64,995 (it was $19,500 in 2000)
East Peru:

$64,995
IA:

$136,100

Median gross rent in 2015: $669.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in East Peru: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (25.0%), German (18.8%), Italian (15.6%), English (9.4%), Danish (6.3%), French (6.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/31/1897

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 0.94 square miles.

Population density: 130 people per square mile   (very low).

East Peru, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in East Peru:

  • High school or higher: 79.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Peru city:

  • Never married: 7.8%
  • Now married: 74.5%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 3.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

East Peru city:  1.1% ($219)
Iowa:  1.3% ($1,077)

East Peru satellite photo by USGS

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

East Peru household income distribution East Peru home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+15.9%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Information (20%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (52%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (40%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Legal occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

Average climate in East Peru, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 East Peru 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 East Peru 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 62.3. This is about average.

City:

62.3
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 33.3%
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.4
Iowa average:

10.3

East Peru travel time to work - commute East Peru mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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

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.
Iowa:

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

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

28.2%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

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
Totals for Government 1$1,800$21,6000$0

East Peru government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($49.18)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($40.98)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($32.79)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($16.39)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($8.20)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($8.20)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($8.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($8.20)

East Peru government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($32.79)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,000 ($8.20)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($8.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($98.36)
    General Support: $2,000 ($16.39)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($73.77)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($8.20)

East Peru government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $75,000 ($614.75)

5.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,063 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, IA  1.93% ($50,873 average AGI)
from Dallas County, IA  0.61% ($59,457)
from Warren County, IA  0.35% ($43,600)


6.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,606 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  2.12% ($37,311 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  0.89% ($53,902)
to Warren County, IA  0.66% ($40,658)

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
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 650Total average daily traffic
  • 46Total average daily truck traffic
  • 795Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - East Peru

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for East Peru, IA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (71%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Electricity (5%)

East Peru compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below state average.
  • House age above 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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