Peru, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 9,834 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.0%
 
Males: 4,455  (45.3%)
Females: 5,379  (54.7%)
Median resident age:

45.1 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61354.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,148 (it was $37,060 in 2000)
Peru:

$48,148
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,513 (it was $20,658 in 2000)

Peru city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $125,751 (it was $84,900 in 2000)
Peru:

$125,751
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $147,554; detached houses: $147,832; townhouses or other attached units: $158,892; mobile homes: $9,438

Median gross rent in 2017: $755.

March 2019 cost of living index in Peru: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.6%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 18.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.9% for other race residents, 33.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Peru, IL (2010)
    • 9,30390.4%White alone
    • 6336.1%Hispanic
    • 1671.6%Asian alone
    • 1031.0%Two or more races
    • 710.7%Black alone
    • 150.1%American Indian alone
    • 30.03%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Peru, Illinois as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Peru is 823 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Peru by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(122.0)
4
(40.8)
5
(50.8)
4
(40.8)
3
(30.6)
4
(41.3)
2
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
5
(49.2)
3
(29.8)
3
(30.2)
4
(40.5)
6
(61.0)
5
(51.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(71.2)
0
(0.0)
5
(50.8)
2
(20.4)
4
(40.8)
6
(62.0)
6
(58.1)
4
(39.0)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.1)
4
(40.5)
5
(50.9)
1
(10.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
24
(244.1)
12
(122.3)
13
(132.2)
10
(102.0)
11
(112.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(58.5)
7
(68.9)
3
(29.8)
13
(130.7)
7
(70.8)
8
(81.4)
4
(40.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
29
(294.9)
49
(499.2)
25
(254.2)
33
(336.6)
41
(417.9)
31
(320.1)
21
(203.4)
20
(194.9)
26
(256.0)
14
(139.2)
20
(201.0)
24
(242.8)
27
(274.7)
12
(122.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
316
(3,213)
282
(2,873)
280
(2,848)
276
(2,815)
297
(3,028)
224
(2,313)
231
(2,237)
200
(1,949)
156
(1,536)
194
(1,928)
173
(1,739)
132
(1,335)
126
(1,282)
133
(1,361)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(203.4)
13
(132.5)
12
(122.0)
9
(91.8)
11
(112.1)
2
(20.7)
4
(38.7)
9
(87.7)
1
(9.8)
2
(19.9)
2
(20.1)
1
(10.1)
3
(30.5)
4
(40.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(10.2)
3
(30.6)
2
(20.3)
2
(20.4)
2
(20.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(29.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
2
(19.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)333.2217.5223.8202.7218.5168.2139.7122.0136.3118.3141.5129.9153.3118.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Peru, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 25 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Illinois average:

1.96
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Ancestries: German (20.9%), Polish (17.2%), Italian (11.4%), Irish (7.7%), English (6.2%), American (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/13/1890

Elevation: 610 feet

Land area: 5.94 square miles.

Population density: 1,655 people per square mile   (low).

Peru, Illinois map

370 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

This city:

3.8%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,026 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,014 (1.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.33 N, Longitude: 89.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,836 (+38.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,056 (44.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 815

Distribution of median household income in Peru, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Peru, IL in 2017
Peru satellite photo by USGS

Peru tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $287,700
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $287,700
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $255,000
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $328,900
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $266,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Peru, IL residents
Average permit cost in Peru, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Peru, IL
Historical housing units in Peru, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +38 (+0.4%).
Most common industries in Peru, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.1%)
  • Educational services (3.6%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.8%)
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Peru, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Engineers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Registered nurses (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Peru, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Peru, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 4.66. This is significantly better than average.

City:

4.66
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.785. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.785
U.S.:

1.789
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.49
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Peru-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 66% 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 slightly below Illinois state average. It is 84% 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 210.0 miles away from 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 185.9 miles away from Peru center
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 Peru center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 242.4 miles away from Peru center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 209.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 197.4 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 La Salle County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Peru topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Peru:

  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 925 WEST ST)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY HOSPICE (1305 6TH STREET)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-PERU (1301 21ST STREET)
  • MANOR COURT OF PERU (3230 BECKER DRIVE)

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: 2,747)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 44 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 46 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 48 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Illinois Central College (about 49 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Aurora University (about 50 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 4,596)
  • Joliet Junior College (about 51 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 11,401)

Public high school in Peru:

  • REGIONAL SAFE SCHOOL (Location: 2233 6TH ST, Grades: 6-12)

Private high school in Peru:

  • ST BEDE ACADEMY (Students: 298, Location: 24 W US HIGHWAY 6, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Peru:

  • WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 322, Location: 1325 PARK RD, Grades: 2-4)
  • NORTHVIEW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 321, Location: 1429 SHOOTING PARK RD, Grades: PK-1)
  • PARKSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 1800 CHURCH ST, Grades: 5-8)

Private elementary/middle schools in Peru:

  • PERU CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 154, Location: 2003 5TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • CHILDRENS MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 34, Location: 2218 MARQUETTE RD, Grades: PK-3)
See full list of schools located in Peru

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

La Salle 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:

2.2 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

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

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)
  • 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.

For population 15 years and over in Peru:

Marital status in Peru, IL
  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Peru:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Peru
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic30,42929
Mainline Protestant12,96247
Evangelical Protestant9,47569
Other6899
None60,369-
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: 25
This county:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This 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.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 116
This county:

10.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.1%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
La Salle County:

14.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.8%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.6%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.3%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.6%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Peru:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.3%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.2%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.2%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Peru, IL 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
Police Protection - Officers 25$127,520$61,2100$0
Electric Power 12$72,285$72,2853$3,749
Streets and Highways 9$43,642$58,1891$813
Police - Other 7$29,167$50,00114$12,473
Water Supply 6$29,798$59,5961$3,392
Other Government Administration 5$26,065$62,5569$5,730
Firefighters 4$22,049$66,14715$8,459
Local Libraries 4$12,177$36,5318$7,017
Parks and Recreation 2$10,419$62,5141$844
Other and Unallocable 2$8,725$52,3503$5,188
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,044
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 76$381,847$60,29256$49,709

Peru government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $18,856,000 ($1917.43)
    Financial Administration: $4,214,000 ($428.51)
    Police Protection: $4,084,000 ($415.29)
    Water Utilities: $3,117,000 ($316.96)
    Regular Highways: $1,410,000 ($143.38)
    General - Other: $1,016,000 ($103.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $944,000 ($95.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $680,000 ($69.15)
    Libraries: $505,000 ($51.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $500,000 ($50.84)
    Air Transportation: $140,000 ($14.24)
    Public Welfare - Other: $75,000 ($7.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $796,000 ($80.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,853,000 ($188.43)
    Police Protection: $114,000 ($11.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $56,000 ($5.69)
    Central Staff Services: $52,000 ($5.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,996,000 ($609.72)

Peru government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $24,237,000 ($2464.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $709,000 ($72.10)
    Other: $113,000 ($11.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($0.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $27,000 ($2.75)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $638,000 ($64.88)
    Interest Earnings: $242,000 ($24.61)
    Fines and Forfeits: $81,000 ($8.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,391,000 ($548.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,608,000 ($773.64)
    Highways: $288,000 ($29.29)
    Other: $47,000 ($4.78)
    Water Utilities: $38,000 ($3.86)
    Electric Utilities: $16,000 ($1.63)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $4,747,000 ($482.71)
    Property: $1,447,000 ($147.14)
    Other License: $1,421,000 ($144.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $252,000 ($25.63)

Peru government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,449,000 ($3299.67)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,120,000 ($1842.59)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,368,000 ($1664.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,039,000 ($207.34)

Peru government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,254,000 ($1246.09)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,519,000 ($3103.42)

4.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bureau County, IL  0.42% ($38,201 average AGI)
from Kendall County, IL  0.38% ($52,144)
from Cook County, IL  0.37% ($34,585)


5.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bureau County, IL  0.55% ($36,259 average AGI)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.34% ($40,538)
to Cook County, IL  0.27% ($54,857)
Businesses in Peru, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Bryant1
AT&T2Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware1Marshalls1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1Menards1
Blockbuster1Nike1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Payless1
Carson Pirie Scott1PetSmart1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Red Lobster1
Famous Footwear1Rue211
FedEx2Sears2
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Staples1
GNC1Starbucks2
GameStop2Steak 'n Shake1
Goodwill3Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Target1
Hyundai1The Limited1
IHOP1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS4
Jewel-Osco1Vans1
Jimmy John's1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York2Victoria's Secret1
Kmart1Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart1
La Quinta1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy2YMCA1

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)
Peru fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Peru fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 397ft / 121mTotal length
  • $1,800,000Total costs
  • 162,800Total average daily traffic
  • 34,522Total average daily truck traffic
  • 60,575Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Peru, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Peru, IL
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 31 (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: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (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: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Peru)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Peru)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 31. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 115 took place in 2012, and the least - 2 in 2006. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Peru, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (51.8%), and Outside Fires (29.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Peru, IL
    • 25951.8%Structure Fires
    • 14529.0%Outside Fires
    • 6613.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 306.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Peru, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Peru, Illinois:

  • Days Inn Peru, I-80 & 251, Peru, Illinois 61354 , Phone: (815) 224-1060
  • Super 8, 1851 May Rd, Peru, Illinois 61354 , Phone: (815) 223-1848, Fax: (815) 223-1848
  • Comfort Inn Peru, 5240 Trompeter Rd, Peru, Illinois 61354 , Phone: (815) 223-8585, Fax: (815) 223-9292
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Peru, 5253 Trompeter Rd, Peru, Illinois 61354 , Phone: (815) 224-2500, Fax: (815) 224-3700
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Peru, 4421 N Peoria St, Peru, Illinois 61354 , Phone: (815) 220-8400, Fax: (815) 220-8100
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Peru, Illinois
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Peru, IL
  • 96.1%Utility gas
  • 3.8%Electricity
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Peru, IL
  • 67.9%Utility gas
  • 30.8%Electricity
  • 1.3%Other fuel


Peru compared to Illinois 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 below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Peru on our top lists:

  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 (61354) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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