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Population in 2012: 11,257 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.4%
 

Males: 5,346  (47.5%)
Females: 5,911  (52.5%)

Median resident age:  39.0 years
Indiana median age:  39.9 years

Zip codes: 46970.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $31,373 (it was $30,668 in 2000)
Peru:

$31,373
Indiana:

$46,438
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $16,601

Peru city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $67,107 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Peru:

$67,107
Indiana:

$122,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $75,160; Detached houses: $81,614; Townhouses or other attached units: $167,545; In 2-unit structures: $62,659; Mobile homes: $28,572

Median gross rent in 2011: $597.

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  • White alone - 10,154 (87.8%)
  • Black alone - 807 (7.0%)
  • Two or more races - 272 (2.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 154 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 156 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 28 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Peru: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.8%), United States (18.1%), Irish (12.8%), English (8.2%), Italian (4.9%), French (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 656 feet

Land area: 4.62 square miles.

Population density: 2439 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Peru:

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 14.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Peru city:

  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 42.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

142 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Indiana:  4.4%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 56 registered sex offenders living in Peru, Indiana as of April 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Peru to the number of sex offenders is 218 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $616 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $508 (1.0%)

Peru satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


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: +864 (+7.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,518 (54.3%)

Area code: 765

Peru household income distribution Peru home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Peru by Year
Type 2009 2010 2011
Murders 001
per 100,000 0.00.08.7
Rapes 113
per 100,000 8.28.226.1
Robberies 426
per 100,000 32.716.452.3
Assaults 201311
per 100,000 163.6106.795.9
Burglaries 486957
per 100,000 392.6566.3496.7
Thefts 128137143
per 100,000 1047.01124.41246.2
Auto thefts 131412
per 100,000 106.3114.9104.6
Arson 542
per 100,000 40.932.817.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 268.7) 128.7128.4168.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 29 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Indiana average:

1.96

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+0.2%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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Average climate in Peru, Indiana

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Tornado activity:

Peru-area historical tornado activity is above Indiana state average. It is 208% 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 below Indiana state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city center
On 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.8 miles away from Peru center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/20/1990 at 14:04:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from Peru center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Miami County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Peru topographic map

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.


Hospital/medical center in Peru:

  • DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 275 W 12TH STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Peru:

  • WABASH COUNTY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; WABASH, IN)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Federal, provides emergency services, about 16 miles away; LOGANSPORT, IN)

Political contributions by individuals in Peru, IN

Airports and other landing facilities located in Peru:


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

Local government website: WWW.PERU-INDIANA.ORG

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peru:

  • Ivy Tech Community College-Kokomo (about 18 miles; Kokomo, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,468)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 27 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,899)
  • Taylor University (about 37 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette (about 49 miles; Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 3,864)
  • Anderson University (about 50 miles; Anderson, IN; FT enrollment: 2,026)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 51 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 36,422)
  • Ball State University (about 52 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 17,693)

Public high school in Peru:

Public elementary/middle schools in Peru:

Private elementary/middle school in Peru:

  • ST CHARLES BORROMEO SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: 80 W 5TH ST; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Peru, School District: PERU COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

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

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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 USHighway 31 South), Circus Winter Quarters (Amusement & Theme Parks; 6125 USHighway 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).

 
Miami 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 36.1. This is about average.
City:

36.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.6

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

LAKESIDE MANOR MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 215, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between DEC-15-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-15-2004)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2001)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2000 and APR-01-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2000), St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-01-2000 to APR-01-2004)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JAN-19-2000 and APR-01-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2000), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2004)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1995 and JUN-21-1995, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-1995)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 76 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
WOODYS CAMP & BAIT (Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
HILLTOP FARMS, L.P. (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAY-22-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-22-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-22-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2005), St Boil Water Order (OCT-03-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-09-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-10-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
HILLTOP FARMS PHASE TWO, L.P. (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (APR-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-11-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-03-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-10-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2005)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
LAKE CICOTT SHORES (Population served: 94, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-27-2001), St Public Notif received (SEP-11-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-01-2000 and NOV-09-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-15-2000), St Compliance achieved (2 times from NOV-09-2000 to APR-01-2004)
MATTS MOBILE MANOR (Population served: 54, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-26-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUL-26-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-10-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Water Quality Parameter WQP M&R - Between JAN-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
CORRELLS MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2001 and NOV-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2001)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
CIRCLE INN COURT (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2001 and DEC-18-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2001), St Compliance achieved (DEC-18-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1994 and AUG-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-1994)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and FEB-11-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-1994)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 52 regular monitoring violations

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

  • ROCK HOLLOW GOLF CLUB (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PIZZA QUIK (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 17.9%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.6% for Black residents, 56.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 2.6% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Peru, IN

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

Peru compared to Indiana state average:

Peru, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Peru, Indiana:

  • Skyview Motel, 502 Bus 31 S, Peru, IN 46970 , Phone: (765) 473-3455
  • Cole House Bed & Breakfast, 27 East Third St, Peru, IN 46970 , Phone: (765) 473-7636
  • Best Western Circus City Inn , 2642 S Business 31, Peru, IN 46970 , Phone: (765) 473-8800, Fax: (765) 473-5670
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Peru, Indiana

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 (80%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Peru (based on Miami County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.07%
Here43.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents17.1%15.7%13.7%11.7%7.7%
Congregations12.9%1.6%32.3%8.1%1.6%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the BrethrenAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents7.7%5.2%3.6%3.0%14.8%
Congregations1.6%4.8%3.2%1.6%32.3%
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: 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.
State:

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

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Miami County:

27.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

14.3%

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 4$9,066$27,1980$0
Other Government Administration 11$18,482$20,1622$1,499
Judicial and Legal 2$7,304$43,8240$0
Police Protection - Officers 28$84,176$36,0750$0
Police - Other 2$4,317$25,9021$819
Firefighters 30$87,798$35,1190$0
Streets and Highways 24$55,735$27,8681$1,581
Sewerage 15$56,867$45,4941$1,096
Parks and Recreation 4$11,152$33,4563$2,748
Water Supply 11$44,694$48,7570$0
Electric Power 33$139,081$50,5750$0
Other and Unallocable 24$68,574$34,2871$1,672
Totals for Government 188$587,246$37,4849$9,415

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $478,000 ($42.46)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $13,040,000 ($1158.39)
    Police Protection: $2,213,000 ($196.59)
    Sewerage: $2,202,000 ($195.61)
    Water Utilities: $2,053,000 ($182.38)
    Fire Protection: $1,959,000 ($174.03)
    General - Other: $1,369,000 ($121.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $658,000 ($58.45)
    Regular Highways: $495,000 ($43.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $471,000 ($41.84)
    Financial Administration: $127,000 ($11.28)
    Central Staff Services: $107,000 ($9.51)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $106,000 ($9.42)
    Air Transportation: $94,000 ($8.35)
    Welfare - Other: $52,000 ($4.62)
    General Public Buildings: $43,000 ($3.82)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($3.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $41,000 ($3.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $230,000 ($20.43)
    Judicial: $116,000 ($10.30)
    Air Transportation: $90,000 ($8.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $47,000 ($4.18)
    Police Protection: $30,000 ($2.67)
    Fire Protection: $14,000 ($1.24)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($0.44)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,616,000 ($498.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $55,000 ($4.89)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,460,000 ($218.53)
    All Other: $55,000 ($4.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($4.00)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $86,000 ($7.64)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $653,000 ($58.01)
    Interest Earnings: $355,000 ($31.54)
    Rents: $9,000 ($0.80)
    Property Sale Other: $2,000 ($0.18)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,061,000 ($1249.09)
    Water Utilities: $2,405,000 ($213.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $671,000 ($59.61)
    Highways: $97,000 ($8.62)
    All Other: $44,000 ($3.91)
  • Tax - Property: $1,781,000 ($158.21)
    Individual Income: $1,145,000 ($101.71)
    Public Utilities: $79,000 ($7.02)
    NEC: $20,000 ($1.78)

Peru government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $960,000 ($85.28)
    Electric Utilities: $590,000 ($52.41)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $0 ($0.00)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,326,000 ($117.79)
    Water Utilities: $220,000 ($19.54)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,303,000 ($115.75)
    Water Utilities: $854,000 ($75.86)
    Electric Utilities: $305,000 ($27.09)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $326,000 ($28.96)
    Electric Utilities: $285,000 ($25.32)
    Other, NEC: $23,000 ($2.04)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $182,000 ($16.17)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,547,000 ($759.26)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $105,000 ($9.33)

6.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,769 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
Indiana average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Howard County, IN  1.64% ($29,170 average AGI)
from Cass County, IN  0.86% ($30,883)
from Wabash County, IN  0.47% ($26,902)


7.13% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
Indiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Howard County, IN  1.39% ($32,790 average AGI)
to Wabash County, IN  0.64% ($26,554)
to Cass County, IN  0.56% ($30,110)

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.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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: 14
Total length: 78 meters (256ft)
Total costs: $1,783,000
Total average daily traffic: 71,353
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,331
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 113,517

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 6
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 1
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: 85 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Peru, IN)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Peru)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Peru)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 82
  • Hazardous Condition: 68
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Peru


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Peru, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kroger1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King1Subway2
CVS1T-Mobile1
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul2
FedEx2U.S. Cellular1
Goodwill2UPS4
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hardee's1Wendy's1
Kmart1YMCA1
Knights Inn1
Browse common businesses in Peru, IN


Peru on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and related products (population 5,000+)"
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  • Michael Kay (2)
  • Linda R. Mccoy (1)
  • Timothy J. Guse (1)
  • Trent Jones (1)
  • Timothy J. Gerardot (1)
  • Arnold R. Presley (1)
  • Narda Margerum (1)
  • Kurt Eric Gilbertson (1)
  • Timothy A. Wellsand (1)
  • Michael A. Kay (1)

Total of 21 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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