Peru, Indiana

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Population in 2019: 11,023 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.2%
 
Males: 5,399  (49.0%)
Females: 5,624  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

39.0 years
Indiana median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 46970.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,174 (it was $30,668 in 2000)
Peru:

$40,174
IN:

$57,603

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,576 (it was $17,497 in 2000)

Peru city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $67,376 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Peru:

$67,376
IN:

$156,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $83,358; detached houses: $88,154; townhouses or other attached units: $90,850; in 2-unit structures: $68,008; mobile homes: $44,613

Median gross rent in 2019: $694.

March 2019 cost of living index in Peru: 75.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.6%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.2% for Black residents, 60.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.0% for other race residents, 23.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Peru, IN (2019)
    • 9,80383.8%White alone
    • 1,0078.6%Black alone
    • 4794.1%Hispanic
    • 1641.4%American Indian alone
    • 1050.9%Two or more races
    • 610.5%Asian alone
    • 210.2%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 50 registered sex offenders living in Peru, Indiana as of November 30, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Peru is 230 to 1.


Crime rates in Peru by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.7)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(8.2)
1
(8.2)
3
(26.1)
1
(8.9)
6
(54.0)
6
(54.5)
2
(18.2)
N/A3
(27.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(32.7)
2
(16.4)
6
(52.3)
2
(17.8)
3
(27.0)
1
(9.1)
2
(18.2)
5
(45.4)
1
(9.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
20
(163.6)
13
(106.7)
11
(95.9)
17
(151.5)
26
(234.2)
14
(127.2)
18
(163.7)
41
(372.4)
47
(428.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
48
(392.6)
69
(566.3)
57
(496.7)
52
(463.5)
62
(558.5)
78
(708.7)
73
(663.8)
60
(545.0)
46
(419.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
128
(1,047)
137
(1,124)
143
(1,246)
76
(677.4)
280
(2,522)
309
(2,808)
313
(2,846)
362
(3,288)
309
(2,816)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(106.3)
14
(114.9)
12
(104.6)
5
(44.6)
14
(126.1)
21
(190.8)
17
(154.6)
14
(127.2)
15
(136.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(40.9)
4
(32.8)
2
(17.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index127.0126.6166.2123.7248.3249.0225.4282.5263.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Peru, IN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 32 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.73
Indiana average:

1.32
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Ancestries: American (18.4%), German (16.9%), English (9.9%), Irish (3.9%), Dutch (1.9%), Italian (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 656 feet

Land area: 4.62 square miles.

Population density: 2,388 people per square mile   (low).

Peru, Indiana map

81 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
Indiana:

5.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $453 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $310 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, IN (48.7 miles , pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (54.0 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (112.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mexico, IN (2.2 miles ),
Bunker Hill, IN (2.7 miles ),
Denver, IN (2.7 miles ),
Grissom AFB, IN (2.7 miles ),
Onward, IN (2.8 miles),
Walton, IN (3.4 miles ),
Wabash, IN (3.6 miles ),
Amboy, IN (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 40.76 N, Longitude: 86.07 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Circus Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +696 (+5.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,420 (48.7%)

Area code: 765

Distribution of median household income in Peru, IN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Peru, IN in 2019
Peru satellite photo by USGS

Peru tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $65,400
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $140,700
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $88,900
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $162,800
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $313,300
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $308,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $266,200
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2018: 6 buildings, average cost: $212,200
  • 2019: 6 buildings, average cost: $212,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Peru, IN residents
Average permit cost in Peru, IN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
Indiana:

4.9%
Historical population in Peru, IN
Historical housing units in Peru, IN

Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+0.2%).
Most common industries in Peru, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (8.0%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (10.3%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Food (4.3%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Peru, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.0%)
  • Child care workers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Child care workers (5.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.9%)

Average climate in Peru, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Peru, Indiana average temperatures Peru, Indiana average precipitation Peru, Indiana humidity Peru, Indiana wind speed Peru, Indiana snowfall Peru, Indiana sunshine Peru, Indiana clear and cloudy days

Peru, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.2. This is about average.

City:

70.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.86
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Peru-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 107% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/6/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.9 miles away from the Peru city center killed one person and injured 31 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/30/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused $6 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Peru-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 28% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 186.6 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 165.1 miles away from Peru center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 186.6 miles away from Peru center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 209.8 miles away from Peru center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.3 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) earthquake occurred 212.4 miles away from Peru 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 Miami County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Peru topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Peru:

  • BONA VISTA PROGRAMS INC (508 N BROADWAY)
  • DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 275 W 12TH ST)
  • REM-INDIANA INC (211 W 3RD STREET)
  • BLAIR RIDGE HEALTH CAMPUS (269 MEADOWVIEW DR)
  • CARING HANDS HEALTH CARE CENTER (1850 MATADOR ST)
  • HICKORY CREEK AT PERU (390 W BOULEVARD)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (317 BLAIR PIKE)
  • PERU NURSING HOME (390 WEST BOULEVARD)
  • FMC - PERU DIALYSIS (25 WEST 2ND STREET)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Peru:

See details about Airports and other landing facilities located in Peru, IN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peru:

  • Indiana University-Kokomo (about 21 miles; Kokomo, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,500)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 27 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,681)
  • Taylor University (about 37 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Anderson University (about 50 miles; Anderson, IN; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 50 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 38,271)
  • Ball State University (about 52 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 20,254)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 53 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)

Public high schools in Peru:

Public elementary/middle schools in Peru:

Private elementary/middle school in Peru:

See full list of schools located in Peru

Library in Peru:

  • PERU PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $638,131; Location: 102 EAST MAIN STREET; 50,454 books; 1,654 audio materials; 2,126 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 220 print serial subscriptions; 5 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birth place of prolific song writer Cole Porter

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Peru: Peru Fire Department Station 1 (A), Peru Fire Department Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Peru include: West City Park (1), Maconaquah Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Grissom Air Museum (1000 West Hoosier Boulevard), Circus Hall of Fame (Museums; 3076 East Circus Lane), Miami County Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 51 North Broadway), Kelly Paul (Amusement & Theme Parks; 6125 US Highway 31 South), Circus Winter Quarters (Amusement & Theme Parks; 6125 US Highway 31 South), Cameron Balloon of Indiana (1804 South Carole Court).

Hotels: Grissom Inn (1801 N Lancer St), Shelton Inn (829 West Main Street), Skyview Motel (2538 South Business 31), Best Western Circus City Inn (2642 South Business 31), Knights Inn Peru In (2661 South Business 31), Rosewood Mansion Inn (54 North Hood Street), Grissom Inn Hotel & Extenda Stay Apartments (1801 North Lancer Street).

Courts: Peru City - Traffic Court (35 South Broadway), Miami County - Superior Court (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Cole Porter - Film score composer, Hiram I. Bearss - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Bob Gibbs - Politician, Richard Antrim - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Dutch Bergman - Football player and coach, Charles Redmon - Hammer thrower, Cory Burns - College basketball player (Morehead State Eagles), Ole Olsen (comedian) - Vaudevillian and Comedian.

Miami County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Peru and their reported violations in the past:

SANGRALEA VALLEY BOYS FUND (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-02-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-02-2012)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROCK HOLLOW GOLF CLUB (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-15-2010), St Boil Water Order (MAR-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-25-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
PERU MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE/CLUBHOUSE (Population served: 79, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CORRELLS MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-23-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PIZZA QUIK (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Peru that have no violations reported:

  • LAKESIDE MANOR MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 215, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE CICOTT SHORES (Population served: 94, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.8%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.1%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
113 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Peru in 2000:

  • 224 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Peru (2011 data):

  • First Farmers Bank and Trust Company: Peru Branch at 122 South Broadway, branch established on 1997/09/02; 2 North Broadway Branch at 2 North Broadway, branch established on 1911/01/01. Info updated 2009/12/09: Bank assets: $912.5 mil, Deposits: $732.0 mil, headquarters in Converse, IN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Farmers Financial Corporation
  • First Merchants Bank National Association: Meshingomeshia at 990 West Main Street, branch established on 1985/12/05; Miami at 855 North Broadway, branch established on 1992/08/05. Info updated 2012/02/13: Bank assets: $4,154.9 mil, Deposits: $3,154.7 mil, headquarters in Muncie, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 89 total offices, Holding Company: First Merchants Corporation
  • First Bank of Berne: Peru Americantrust Branch at 915 W Main St, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/07: Bank assets: $434.5 mil, Deposits: $319.2 mil, headquarters in Berne, IN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First Berne Financial Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Peru Branch at 5 South Miami Street, branch established on 2002/12/02. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Peru Branch at 12 North Broadway Avenue, branch established on 1904/01/23. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Peru:

Marital status in Peru, IN
  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 18.6%

For population 25 years and over in Peru:

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Indiana average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Peru
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Peru, IN (based on Miami County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,18233
Mainline Protestant5,74526
Catholic1,1181
Other4853
Black Protestant1811
None23,192-
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: 8
Miami County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Miami County:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Miami County:

3.27 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Miami County:

9.3%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Miami County:

27.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Miami County:

13.4%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Peru:

46.6%
Indiana:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Peru:

41.2%
Indiana:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Indiana:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Peru:

23.4%
Indiana:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.2%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Peru:

32.2%
Indiana:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

52.8%
Indiana:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.4%
Indiana:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Peru, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 30$110,092$44,0370$0
Police Protection - Officers 28$101,265$43,3990$0
Other and Unallocable 16$73,613$55,2101$2,117
Streets and Highways 16$47,923$35,9420$0
Electric Power 15$95,848$76,6780$0
Sewerage 13$43,863$40,4891$1,092
Water Supply 11$81,304$88,6950$0
Solid Waste Management 8$23,070$34,6050$0
Other Government Administration 5$7,199$17,2788$4,860
Parks and Recreation 4$13,395$40,1852$1,063
Police - Other 3$8,086$32,3444$1,600
Judicial and Legal 1$2,865$34,3801$1,104
Airports 1$2,657$31,8840$0
Totals for Government 151$611,180$48,57117$11,836

Peru government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $491,000 ($44.54)
    General - Other: $86,000 ($7.80)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($1.09)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $49,830,000 ($4520.55)
    Sewerage: $8,586,000 ($778.92)
    Water Utilities: $5,298,000 ($480.63)
    Regular Highways: $3,616,000 ($328.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,438,000 ($221.17)
    Police Protection: $1,279,000 ($116.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $728,000 ($66.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $453,000 ($41.10)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $224,000 ($20.32)
    Financial Administration: $199,000 ($18.05)
    Central Staff Services: $166,000 ($15.06)
    Air Transportation: $119,000 ($10.80)
    Health - Other: $73,000 ($6.62)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000 ($6.53)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($2.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,173,000 ($106.41)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $366,000 ($33.20)
    Other - Electric Utilities: $348,000 ($31.57)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $183,000 ($16.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $2,695,000 ($244.49)
    Water Utilities: $717,000 ($65.05)
    Sewerage: $495,000 ($44.91)
    Police Protection: $137,000 ($12.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $90,000 ($8.16)
    Air Transportation: $11,000 ($1.00)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($0.73)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,167,000 ($287.31)

Peru government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,663,000 ($1330.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $710,000 ($64.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $134,000 ($12.16)
    Other: $49,000 ($4.45)
    Air Transportation: $41,000 ($3.72)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($3.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $167,000 ($15.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $550,000 ($49.90)
    Other: $550,000 ($49.90)
    Housing and Community Development: $550,000 ($49.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $388,000 ($35.20)
    Interest Earnings: $136,000 ($12.34)
    Sale of Property: $135,000 ($12.25)
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000 ($0.64)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($0.45)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $54,891,000 ($4979.68)
    Water Utilities: $10,958,000 ($994.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $719,000 ($65.23)
    General Local Government Support: $287,000 ($26.04)
    Highways: $201,000 ($18.23)
  • Tax - Property: $5,595,000 ($507.58)
    Other: $352,000 ($31.93)
    Other License: $88,000 ($7.98)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $30,000 ($2.72)
    Public Utilities Sales: $25,000 ($2.27)

Peru government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,027,000 ($2996.19)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,328,000 ($2660.62)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,024,000 ($455.77)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,325,000 ($120.20)

Peru government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,561,000 ($232.33)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,332,000 ($3205.30)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,714,000 ($155.49)

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Indiana average:

6.06%

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 Howard County, IN  1.50% ($32,605 average AGI)
from Cass County, IN  0.68% ($29,989)
from Wabash County, IN  0.54% ($31,718)


6.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,211 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Indiana average:

6.25%

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 Howard County, IN  1.29% ($39,964 average AGI)
to Cass County, IN  0.68% ($39,438)
to Grant County, IN  0.45% ($28,172)
Businesses in Peru, IN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kmart1
AT&T1Knights Inn1
Ace Hardware1Kroger1
Alco Stores1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King1Subway2
CVS1T-Mobile1
Chevrolet1Taco Bell1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul2
Domino's Pizza1U.S. Cellular1
FedEx2UPS4
Ford1Walgreens1
Goodwill2Wendy's1
H&R Block1YMCA1
Hardee's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Peru:

  • WARU (1600 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PERU, IN; Owner: MIAMI COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WIOU (1350 AM; 5 kW; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WSAL (1230 AM; 1 kW; LOGANSPORT, IN; Owner: LOGANSPORT RADIO CORP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Peru:

  • WMYK (98.5 FM; PERU, IN; Owner: MIAMI COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WARU-FM (101.9 FM; ROANN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFRR (93.7 FM; WALTON, IN; Owner: CHRISTIAN FRIENDS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJOT-FM (105.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF WABASH, INC.)
  • WKUZ (95.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: UPPER WABASH BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLHM (102.3 FM; LOGANSPORT, IN; Owner: LOGANSPORT RADIO CORP)
  • WWKI (100.5 FM; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHZR (103.7 FM; ROYAL CENTER, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP OF)
  • WIWC (91.7 FM; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WMRI (106.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WZWZ (92.5 FM; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GRP OF KOKOMO, INC)
  • WSHW (99.7 FM; FRANKFORT, IN; Owner: KASPAR BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCJC (99.3 FM; VAN BUREN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WBSW (90.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Peru:

  • WTTK (Channel 29; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSOT-LP (Channel 57; MARION, IN; Owner: SUNNYCREST MEDIA, INC.)
  • WIWU-LP (Channel 51; MARION, IN; Owner: IWU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNDY-TV (Channel 23; MARION, IN; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • WKGK-LP (Channel 48; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: KINGDOM OF GOD MINISTRIES, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Peru: Hiram Iddings Bearss, Richard Nott Antrim.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Peru fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 69Number of bridges
  • 728ft / 222mTotal length
  • $5,388,000Total costs
  • 236,724Total average daily traffic
  • 36,170Total average daily truck traffic
  • 277,062Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Peru, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 41920-1929
  • 101930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 161960-1969
  • 161970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 102000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Peru, IN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Peru)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 146 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Peru, IN)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 191 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Peru)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Peru)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 70. The highest number of fire incidents - 120 took place in 2010, and the least - 1 in 2016. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Peru, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.4%), and Structure Fires (32.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Peru, IN
    • 50342.4%Outside Fires
    • 38932.8%Structure Fires
    • 14912.6%Other
    • 14612.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Peru, IN
Most common first names in Peru, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary24379.4 years
John16573.7 years
Robert15071.3 years
William15074.7 years
James11970.9 years
Charles11576.3 years
Helen10181.9 years
George9176.2 years
Richard8569.0 years
Betty7073.9 years
Most common last names in Peru, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller8577.2 years
Smith8075.3 years
Wilson4979.1 years
Johnson4078.9 years
Brown3676.3 years
Fisher3478.9 years
Jones3378.8 years
Reed3177.2 years
Myers3080.7 years
Baker2968.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Peru, IN
  • 91.6%Utility gas
  • 5.0%Electricity
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Peru, IN
  • 67.0%Utility gas
  • 29.1%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel


Peru compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Peru on our top lists:

  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
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  • Gordon D. Cheever, Jr. (2)
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  • George Luis Irizarry (1)
  • Narda Margerum (1)
  • James D. Cattin (1)
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Total of 34 patent applications in 2008-2021.