For population 25 years and over in Peru:
For population 15 years and over in Peru town:
8 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (29.9 miles , pop. 54,653).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (100.3 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (118.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Hinsdale, MA (1.8 miles ), Windsor, MA (2.2 miles ), Worthington, MA (2.5 miles ), Dalton, MA (2.5 miles ), Middlefield, MA (2.5 miles ), Cummington, MA (2.6 miles ), Washington, MA (2.7 miles ), Plainfield, MA (2.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.44 N, Longitude: 73.05 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 413
Work and jobs in Peru: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Peru, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Peru-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 25% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/28/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.1 miles away from the Peru town center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/29/1995, a category F4 tornado 19.6 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Peru-area historical earthquake activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 39.8 miles away from Peru center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 42.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from Peru center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 55.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Berkshire County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Claudius W. Sears - Confederate Army general.
Hospitals/medical centers near Peru:
Amtrak station near Peru:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peru:
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Peru compared to Massachusetts state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Peru (based on Berkshire County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.14%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 33
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
3.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($51,107 average adjusted gross income)
0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($561 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,132 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,035 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Peru:
Strongest FM radio stations in Peru:
TV broadcast stations around Peru:
Peru fatal accident list:
Jan 15, 2009 09:50 PM, Middlefield Road, Lat: 42.42573611, Lon: -73.08740556, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 11, 1997 07:24 PM, Middlefld, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Peru)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: