Peru, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 11,155 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.2%
 
Males: 5,507  (49.4%)
Females: 5,648  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46970.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,936 (it was $30,668 in 2000)
Peru:

$31,936
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,750 (it was $17,497 in 2000)

Peru city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $61,350 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Peru:

$61,350
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2009: 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 2012: $605.

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Peru races chart
  • White alone - 10,034 (86.8%)
  • Black alone - 944 (8.2%)
  • Hispanic - 217 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 164 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 121 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 46 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Peru: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (24.0%), German (18.4%), Irish (12.1%), English (7.6%), Italian (2.5%), Dutch (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 656 feet

Land area: 4.62 square miles.

Population density: 2,417 people per square mile   (low).

Peru,IN real estate house value index trend

Peru, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Peru:

  • High school or higher: 79.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Peru city:

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 17.8%

130 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 60 registered sex offenders living in Peru, Indiana as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Peru to the number of sex offenders is 188 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $472 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $457 (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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

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: +683 (+5.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,333 (52.1%)

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) 128.7128.3168.4

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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

Peru tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+0.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (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%)

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

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

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 slightly below Indiana 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 186.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 165.1 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 the city 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 the city 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 212.4 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 184.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Miami County (11) is near the US average (12).
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 (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.

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

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)
  • FMC - PERU DIALYSIS (25 WEST 2ND 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)

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 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 56.2. This is better than average.

City:

56.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 11.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.1

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.1%
(21.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.7% for Black residents, 35.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 14.5% 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
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, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Peru compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.

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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Peru city (based on Miami County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.07%
Here: 43.1%
USA: 50.2%

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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$10,839$32,5170$0
Other Government Administration 4$12,045$36,1359$4,484
Judicial and Legal 3$6,121$24,4840$0
Police Protection - Officers 27$92,949$41,3110$0
Police - Other 1$2,396$28,7525$2,619
Firefighters 30$109,651$43,8600$0
Streets and Highways 24$67,527$33,7641$1,940
Sewerage 14$54,679$46,8680$0
Parks and Recreation 4$11,778$35,3344$5,649
Water Supply 11$53,530$58,3960$0
Electric Power 22$112,938$61,6030$0
Other and Unallocable 23$71,516$37,3131$655
Totals for Government 167$605,969$43,54320$15,347

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $478,000 ($42.85)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $13,040,000 ($1168.98)
    Police Protection: $2,213,000 ($198.39)
    Sewerage: $2,202,000 ($197.40)
    Water Utilities: $2,053,000 ($184.04)
    Fire Protection: $1,959,000 ($175.62)
    General - Other: $1,369,000 ($122.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $658,000 ($58.99)
    Regular Highways: $495,000 ($44.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $471,000 ($42.22)
    Financial Administration: $127,000 ($11.39)
    Central Staff Services: $107,000 ($9.59)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $106,000 ($9.50)
    Air Transportation: $94,000 ($8.43)
    Welfare - Other: $52,000 ($4.66)
    General Public Buildings: $43,000 ($3.85)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($3.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $41,000 ($3.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $230,000 ($20.62)
    Judicial: $116,000 ($10.40)
    Air Transportation: $90,000 ($8.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $47,000 ($4.21)
    Police Protection: $30,000 ($2.69)
    Fire Protection: $14,000 ($1.26)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($0.45)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,616,000 ($503.45)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $55,000 ($4.93)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,460,000 ($220.53)
    All Other: $55,000 ($4.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($4.03)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $86,000 ($7.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $653,000 ($58.54)
    Interest Earnings: $355,000 ($31.82)
    Rents: $9,000 ($0.81)
    Property Sale Other: $2,000 ($0.18)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,061,000 ($1260.51)
    Water Utilities: $2,405,000 ($215.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $671,000 ($60.15)
    Highways: $97,000 ($8.70)
    All Other: $44,000 ($3.94)
  • Tax - Property: $1,781,000 ($159.66)
    Individual Income: $1,145,000 ($102.64)
    Public Utilities: $79,000 ($7.08)
    NEC: $20,000 ($1.79)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $960,000 ($86.06)
    Electric Utilities: $590,000 ($52.89)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $0 ($0.00)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,326,000 ($118.87)
    Water Utilities: $220,000 ($19.72)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,303,000 ($116.81)
    Water Utilities: $854,000 ($76.56)
    Electric Utilities: $305,000 ($27.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $326,000 ($29.22)
    Electric Utilities: $285,000 ($25.55)
    Other, NEC: $23,000 ($2.06)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $182,000 ($16.32)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,547,000 ($766.20)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $105,000 ($9.41)

5.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Indiana average:

5.59%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Howard County, IN  1.02% ($26,531 average AGI)
from Cass County, IN  0.65% ($30,157)
from Wabash County, IN  0.49% ($31,548)


6.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Indiana average:

5.83%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Howard County, IN  1.37% ($30,466 average AGI)
to Cass County, IN  0.51% ($28,152)
to Grant County, IN  0.37% ($31,313)

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
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

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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Total of 25 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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