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La Salle County

Population in 2012: 10,187 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.6%
 

Males: 4,846  (47.6%)
Females: 5,341  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  44.3 years
Illinois median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 61354.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $47,346 (it was $37,060 in 2000)
Peru:

$47,346
Illinois:

$53,234
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $27,843

Peru city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $115,851 (it was $84,900 in 2000)
Peru:

$115,851
Illinois:

$178,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $138,019; Detached houses: $141,213; In 2-unit structures: $108,519; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $123,130; Mobile homes: $23,853; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $137,616

Median gross rent in 2011: $600.

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  • White alone - 9,145 (89.1%)
  • Hispanic - 712 (6.9%)
  • Asian alone - 176 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 165 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 52 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 13 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.05%)

Races in Peru detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Peru: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.3%), Polish (13.1%), Italian (12.7%), Irish (12.1%), English (6.9%), United States (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/13/1890

Elevation: 610 feet

Land area: 5.94 square miles.

Population density: 1715 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Peru:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Peru city:

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

397 residents are foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 0.7% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This city:  3.9%
Illinois:  13.5%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Peru, Illinois as of April 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Peru to the number of sex offenders is 699 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,527 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,818 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Peoria, IL (49.3 miles , pop. 112,936).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (82.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: La Salle, IL (1.4 miles ), Dalzell, IL (1.7 miles ), Spring Valley, IL (2.0 miles ), Oglesby, IL (2.0 miles ), Cedar Point, IL (2.2 miles ), Ladd, IL (2.4 miles ), Standard, IL (2.5 miles ), North Utica, IL (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2002: 37 buildings, average cost: $193,200
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $206,000
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $190,900
  • 2006: 29 buildings, average cost: $191,500
  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $237,300
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $236,600
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $221,600
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $216,700

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.33 N, Longitude: 89.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,506 (+34.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,203 (44.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 815

Peru household income distribution Peru home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Peru by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 60887124543420
per 100,000 61.00.081.381.771.3122.040.850.840.830.641.319.40.0
Robberies 0344470524664
per 100,000 0.030.540.740.840.771.20.050.820.440.862.058.139.0
Assaults 8141414142412131011006
per 100,000 81.3142.3142.3142.9142.6244.1122.3132.2102.0112.10.00.058.5
Burglaries 38514545332949253341312120
per 100,000 386.4518.6457.5459.5336.2294.9499.2254.2336.6417.9320.1203.4194.9
Thefts 347299362362308316282280276297224231200
per 100,000 3528.23040.23680.73696.13137.43213.32873.22847.62815.53027.52313.32237.11948.9
Auto thefts 1420171719201312911249
per 100,000 142.3203.4172.9173.6193.5203.4132.5122.091.8112.120.738.787.7
Arson 0222113222030
per 100,000 0.020.320.320.410.210.230.620.320.420.40.029.10.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 239.3207.2292.3293.5256.6326.0212.8219.0198.3213.7164.6136.7119.3

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Crime rate in Peru detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 31 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Illinois average:

2.76

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Peru tourist attractions:

Peru, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.5%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +38 (+0.4%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Peru: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Peru, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Peru-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 146% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/6/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.8 miles away from the Peru city center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/20/2004, a category F3 tornado 5.6 miles away from the city center killed 8 people and injured 12 people and caused $8 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Peru-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 14.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.1 miles away from Peru center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Salle County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Peru topographic map

Birthplace of: Russ Meyer (baseball) - Baseball player, Frank Vlastnik - Actor, Ken Gorgal - Football player, Thomas Lynch (pitcher) - Baseball player.


Hospital/medical center in Peru:

  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 925 WEST ST)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Peru:

  • MENDOTA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; MENDOTA, IL)
  • OTTAWA REGIONAL HOSPITAL & HEALTHCARE CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; OTTAWA, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Peru, IL

Airports and heliports located in Peru:


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Amtrak stations near Peru:

  • 15 miles: MENDOTA (8TH ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 18 miles: PRINCETON (107 BICENTENNIAL DR.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peru:

  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 3 miles; Oglesby, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,082)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 44 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 46 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,548)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 48 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 3,890)
  • Illinois Central College (about 49 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,496)
  • Aurora University (about 50 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 2,502)
  • Bradley University (about 51 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,105)

Private high school in Peru:

  • ST BEDE ACADEMY (Students: 278; Location: 24 W US HIGHWAY 6; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Peru:

Private elementary/middle schools in Peru:

  • PERU CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 216; Location: 2003 5TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHILDRENS MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 59; Location: 2218 MARQUETTE RD; Grades: PK - 3)
See full list of schools located in Peru, map of school districts: PERU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 124, LA SALLE-PERU TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 120

Library in Peru:

  • PERU PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $326,574; Location: 1409 ELEVENTH STREET; 51,235 books; 2,919 audio materials; 3,030 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 97 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Peru: City of Peru Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Peru Public Library (B), Peru Turner Hall (C), Saint Josephs Hall (D), Peru Fire Department (E), Peru Volunteer Ambulance Service (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Peru Mall Shopping Centr (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Peru include: Church of the Nazarene (A), First Church of Christ Scientist (B), First Congregational Church (C), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (D), Saint Josephs Roman Catholic Church (E), Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church (F), Zion United Church of Christ (G), Grace Church (H), Saint Valentine Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Peru include: Market Square (1), Centennial Park (2), Sunset Park (3), Washington Park (4), McKinley Park (5), Baker Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Green River Lines Hanson Tours (Tours & Charters; 3131 May Road), Green River Lines (Tours & Charters; 3131 May Road).

Hotels: Comfort Inn Peru (5240 Trompeter Road), Fairfield Inn - La Salle / Peru (4385 Venture Dr), Econo Lodge (Routes 251 & I 80), Fairfield Inn Peru (4385 Venture Drive).

 
La Salle 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
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.5. This is about average.
City:

35.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 10.4%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.1% for Black residents, 15.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 17.8% for other race residents, 5.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Peru, IL

People in group quarters in Peru in 2010:

  • 266 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Peru in 2000:

  • 121 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in other group homes

Peru compared to Illinois state average:

Peru, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Peru (2011 data):

  • Midland States Bank: North Peru Branch at 2825 Plaza Drive, branch established on 1994/05/07; Peru Drive-Up Facility at 2022 Fourth Street, branch established on 1975/11/17. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $1,510.0 mil, Deposits: $1,222.1 mil, headquarters in Effingham, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
  • Peru Federal Savings Bank: 914 Shooting Park Rd Branch at 914 Shooting Park Road, branch established on 1887/01/01; at 1730 Fourth Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $139.2 mil, Deposits: $123.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • La Salle State Bank: Peru Branch at 901 Wenzel Road, branch established on 2002/06/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $109.8 mil, Deposits: $83.6 mil, headquarters in La Salle, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Lsbancorp, Inc.
  • Citizens First National Bank: Peru Branch at 925 Shooting Park Road, branch established on 1969/10/06. Info updated 2007/05/29: Bank assets: $1,031.8 mil, Deposits: $917.3 mil, headquarters in Princeton, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Princeton National Bancorp, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Peru Walmart Branch at 5307 Route 251, branch established on 2007/07/02. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • First Federal Savings Bank: Peru Mall Branch at 1600 38th Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $398.1 mil, Deposits: $355.1 mil, headquarters in Ottawa, IL, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 13 total offices
  • Centrue Bank: Peru Branch at 1311 Shooting Park Road, branch established on 1995/10/16. Info updated 2007/06/27: Bank assets: $964.9 mil, Deposits: $850.6 mil, headquarters in Streator, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Centrue Financial Corporation
  • First State Bank: Peru Branch at 4351 Venture Drive, branch established on 1990/01/22. Info updated 2011/02/28: Bank assets: $751.6 mil, Deposits: $619.5 mil, headquarters in Mendota, IL, positive income, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Tri-County Financial Group, Inc.
  • Hometown National Bank: Peru Branch at 4141 Venture Drive, branch established on 1990/09/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $176.1 mil, Deposits: $158.5 mil, headquarters in La Salle, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Lasalle Bancorp, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Peru, Illinois:

  • Days Inn Peru, I-80 & 251, Peru, IL 61354 , Phone: (815) 224-1060
  • Fairfield Inn By Marriott Peru, 4385 Venture Dr, Peru, IL 61354 , Phone: (815) 223-7458, Fax: (815) 223-7458
  • Super 8 Motel , 1851 May Rd, Peru, IL 61354 , Phone: (815) 223-1848, Fax: (815) 223-1848
  • Motel 6 Peru, 1900 May Rd, Peru, IL 61354 , Phone: (815) 224-2785, Fax: (815) 224-3074
  • Comfort Inn Peru , 5240 Trompeter Rd, Peru, IL 61354 , Phone: (815) 223-8585, Fax: (815) 223-9292
  • Ramada Ltd-peru, 4389 Venture Dr, Peru, IL 61354 , Phone: (815) 224-9000
  • Econolodge-peru, 1840 May Rd, Peru, IL 61354 , Phone: (815) 224-2500
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Peru , 5253 Trompeter Rd, Peru, IL 61354 , Phone: (815) 224-2500, Fax: (815) 224-3700
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Peru , 4421 N Peoria St, Peru, IL 61354 , Phone: (815) 220-8400, Fax: (815) 220-8100
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Peru, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Peru travel time to work - commute


Peru mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Peru (based on La Salle County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.49%
Here62.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the Nazarene
Adherents64.2%9.8%8.0%2.3%2.1%
Congregations22.1%18.4%8.1%4.4%5.1%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsOther
Adherents2.0%1.9%1.9%1.3%6.6%
Congregations2.9%4.4%2.9%2.9%28.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Here:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
La Salle County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
This county:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 116
La Salle County:

10.35 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
La Salle County:

8.9%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$461
Other Government Administration 4$16,532$49,59611$7,565
Police Protection - Officers 22$105,630$57,6160$0
Police - Other 7$24,815$42,54012$8,110
Firefighters 4$20,758$62,27412$6,534
Streets and Highways 7$34,771$59,6072$1,147
Airports 1$4,240$50,8800$0
Solid Waste Management 2$12,799$76,7940$0
Sewerage 4$19,477$58,4310$0
Parks and Recreation 2$10,005$60,0304$2,666
Water Supply 6$28,067$56,1341$2,511
Electric Power 16$83,494$62,6214$5,010
Local Libraries 4$8,794$26,3826$3,089
Other and Unallocable 2$7,685$46,1104$4,751
Totals for Government 81$377,067$55,86257$41,844

Peru government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,265,000 ($124.18)
    General - Other: $1,097,000 ($107.69)
    Regular Highways: $932,000 ($91.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($1.37)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,942,000 ($1270.44)
    Regular Highways: $2,338,000 ($229.51)
    Police Protection: $2,270,000 ($222.83)
    Water Utilities: $1,247,000 ($122.41)
    Central Staff Services: $1,150,000 ($112.89)
    Sewerage: $832,000 ($81.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $706,000 ($69.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $627,000 ($61.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $530,000 ($52.03)
    General Public Buildings: $298,000 ($29.25)
    Libraries: $297,000 ($29.15)
    Air Transportation: $230,000 ($22.58)
    General - Other: $129,000 ($12.66)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $124,000 ($12.17)
    Health - Other: $70,000 ($6.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,411,000 ($138.51)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $992,000 ($97.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,313,000 ($325.22)
    Sewerage: $373,000 ($36.62)
    Water Utilities: $373,000 ($36.62)
    Police Protection: $159,000 ($15.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000 ($2.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($2.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($0.98)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($0.79)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($0.20)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,762,000 ($467.46)

Peru government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,359,000 ($133.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $388,000 ($38.09)
    All Other: $168,000 ($16.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000 ($6.48)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $56,000 ($5.50)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $639,000 ($62.73)
    Interest Earnings: $315,000 ($30.92)
    Fines and Forfeits: $106,000 ($10.41)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $15,710,000 ($1542.16)
    Water Utilities: $1,841,000 ($180.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,186,000 ($607.24)
    All Other: $332,000 ($32.59)
    Highways: $305,000 ($29.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $82,000 ($8.05)
    Public Welfare: $7,000 ($0.69)
  • Tax - Property: $608,000 ($59.68)
    Other License: $543,000 ($53.30)
    Public Utilities Sales: $387,000 ($37.99)
    Other Selective Sales: $219,000 ($21.50)

Peru government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,372,000 ($2883.28)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,010,000 ($2749.58)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,362,000 ($133.70)

Peru government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,171,000 ($114.95)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,096,000 ($991.07)

5.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,454 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($128 average AGI)
La Salle County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bureau County, IL  0.47% ($30,479 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.44% ($40,520)
from Kendall County, IL  0.39% ($48,291)


5.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($81 average AGI)
La Salle County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bureau County, IL  0.55% ($30,241 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.38% ($37,749)
to Kendall County, IL  0.29% ($40,023)

Strongest AM radio stations in Peru:

  • WLPO (1220 AM; 1 kW; LASALLE, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WZOE (1490 AM; 1 kW; PRINCETON, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Peru:

  • WBZG (100.9 FM; PERU, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WIVQ (103.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WAJK (99.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: LA SALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WSOG (88.1 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: SPIRIT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WNIW (91.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • WGLC-FM (100.1 FM; MENDOTA, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZOE-FM (98.1 FM; PRINCETON, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC.)
  • WKOT (96.5 FM; MARSEILLES, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSTQ (97.7 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYYS (106.1 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKX (95.3 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WRVY-FM (100.5 FM; HENRY, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Peru:

  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Peru, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 28
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 51
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 32
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 96
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 171
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 38
  • Fatalities: 122
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 302
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Peru fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 203 meters (666ft)
Total costs: $1,800,000
Total average daily traffic: 143,825
Total average daily truck traffic: 33,775

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 8
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Peru, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Peru)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Peru, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Peru)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Peru)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 5


Most common first names in Peru, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16281.0 years
John15276.1 years
William10376.3 years
Joseph9475.6 years
Edward9076.0 years
Frank8878.9 years
Marie6981.6 years
Robert6770.6 years
Helen6482.8 years
Anna6281.6 years
Most common last names in Peru, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Baker1780.2 years
Smith1681.4 years
Koehler1675.6 years
Miller1479.8 years
Meyer1482.2 years
Brown1478.7 years
Schultz1377.3 years
Weber1382.7 years
Kotecki1376.6 years
Liss1277.3 years
Businesses in Peru, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware1Marshalls1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1Menards1
Blockbuster1Nike1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Payless1
CVS1PetSmart1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Red Lobster1
Dunkin Donuts1Rue211
Famous Footwear1Sears2
FedEx2Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Staples1
GNC1Starbucks2
GameStop2Steak 'n Shake1
Goodwill3Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Target1
IHOP1The Limited1
JCPenney1U-Haul1
Jewel-Osco1UPS4
Jimmy John's1Vans1
Jones New York2Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Walgreens1
La Quinta1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's1
Lane Bryant1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Peru, IL


Peru on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal support workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 (61354) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries"
  • #99 (61354) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slovene first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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