Peru, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 847. Population change since 2000: +3.2%
 
Males: 437  (51.6%)
Females: 410  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  44.4 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01235.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $57,895 (it was $44,531 in 2000)
Peru:

$57,895
MA:

$70,628

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $26,048 (it was $18,636 in 2000)

Peru town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $177,017 (it was $97,300 in 2000)
Peru:

$177,017
MA:

$352,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $275,112; Detached houses: $289,586; Townhouses or other attached units: $344,515; In 2-unit structures: $175,079; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $177,062; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $237,550; Mobile homes: $63,248
  • Races in Peru, MA (2010)

    Peru races chart
    • 82997.9%White alone
    • 80.9%Black alone
    • 40.5%Two or more races
    • 30.4%American Indian alone
    • 30.4%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Peru: 98.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (19.9%), Irish (17.9%), English (16.3%), German (15.1%), Italian (10.4%), Polish (8.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1771

Elevation: 2064 feet

Land area: 25.9 square miles.

Population density: 33 people per square mile   (very low).

Peru,MA real estate house value index trend

Peru, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Peru:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Peru town:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

8 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Massachusetts:

12.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Peru town:  1.6% ($1,519)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Peru satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $161,600
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $68,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $155,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.44 N, Longitude: 73.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 413

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Paper (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Printing and related support activities (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Paper (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Peru-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 16% smaller 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 near Massachusetts state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 123.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 145.7 miles away from Peru center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 103.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 212.9 miles away from Peru 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Berkshire County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Peru topographic map

Birthplace of: Claudius W. Sears - Confederate Army general.

Hospitals and medical centers near Peru:

  • CRANEVILLE PLACE AT DALTON (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DALTON, MA)
  • MT GREYLOCK EXTENDED CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PITTSFIELD, MA)
  • BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; PITTSFIELD, MA)
  • BERKSHIRE PLACE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PITTSFIELD, MA)
  • HOSPICE OF THE BERKSHIRES, INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; PITTSFIELD, MA)
  • VALLEY VIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LENOX, MA)
  • CENTER FOR OPTIMUM CARE-BERKSHIRE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PITTSFIELD, MA)

Amtrak station near Peru:

  • 11 miles: PITTSFIELD (DEPOT ST. BTW NORTH & CENTER STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peru:

  • Williams College (about 21 miles; Williamstown, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,141)
  • Smith College (about 23 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,549)
  • Westfield State University (about 25 miles; Westfield, MA; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Holyoke Community College (about 27 miles; Holyoke, MA; FT enrollment: 4,911)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (about 27 miles; Amherst, MA; FT enrollment: 26,583)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 28 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Springfield Technical Community College (about 33 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 4,750)

Library in Peru:

  • PERU LIBRARY (Operating income: $11,262; Location: 6 W. MAIN ROAD; 3,592 books; 99 audio materials; 825 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 5 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Peru Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Peru Cemetery (1), North Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Tracy Pond (A), Garnet Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cone Brook (A), Trout Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Peru include: Peru State Wildlife Management Area (1), Frances Rice Wildlife Refuge (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Berkshire County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 61.8. This is better than average.

City:

61.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.90
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.9%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.7%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.9%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.9%
Whole state:

4.4%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Massachusetts average:

13.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Peru town (based on Berkshire County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic50,18732
Mainline Protestant9,89563
Other3,64720
Evangelical Protestant2,81728
Black Protestant2332
Orthodox2252
None64,215-
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: 33
Berkshire County:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Berkshire County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Berkshire County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
Here:

15.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Berkshire County:

22.8%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.9%
State:

16.5%

3.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,056 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.11%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($441 average AGI)
Berkshire County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hampden County, MA  0.18% ($40,323 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.13% ($77,300)
from Hampshire County, MA  0.11% ($24,695)


3.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.67%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($772 average AGI)
Berkshire County:

0.07%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hampden County, MA  0.22% ($37,274 average AGI)
to Hampshire County, MA  0.16% ($31,686)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.16% ($33,183)

Strongest AM radio stations in Peru:

  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WBRK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WBRK, INC.)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Peru:

  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WBEC-FM (105.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WUPE (95.9 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WMNB (100.1 FM; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAMQ (105.1 FM; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: WAMC)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLZX (99.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WHAI (98.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WRSI (93.9 FM; TURNERS FALLS, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Peru:

  • W35BK (Channel 35; PLAINFIELD, MA; Owner: LYDIA SYLVANE STOCKWELL)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WCDC-TV (Channel 19; ADAMS, MA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • WWLP (Channel 22; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W38DL (Channel 38; ADAMS, ETC., MA; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)

Peru fatal accident list:

Jan 15, 2009 09:50 PM, Middlefield Road, Lat: 42.42574, Lon: -73.08741, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 11, 1997 07:24 PM, Middlefld, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Peru)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 5031, Hicking Botham Rd (088032) (Lat: 42.436750 Lon: -73.053139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 111.3 m, Overall height: 114.9 m, Call Sign: WPXE702
    Assigned Frequencies: 19510.0 MHz, 19550.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/18/2003, Expiration Date: 03/18/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2007, Certifier: Carol L TackerRegistrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7506, Fax: (469) 229-7295, Email:
  • PERU, Hicking Botham Rd (088032) (Lat: 42.436472 Lon: -73.053528), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 107.5 m, Overall height: 115.5 m, Call Sign: WQNC869
    Assigned Frequencies: 10623.1 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6550.62 MHz, 6665.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHzGrant Date: 12/21/2010, Expiration Date: 12/21/2020, Certifier: Charles B SutherlandRegistrant: Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Department Of State Police, 470 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701, Phone: (508) 820-2264

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: K1TTT, Previous Call Sign: KY1H, Licensee ID: L01192645, Grant Date: 09/16/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016, Registrant: David R Robbins, 15 Baumann Rd, Peru, MA 01235
  • Call Sign: K1UNF, Licensee ID: L01453224, Grant Date: 12/19/2008, Expiration Date: 12/19/2018, Registrant: John J Mc Hugh, 7 Pierce Rd, Peru, MA 01235
  • Call Sign: N1ESX, Grant Date: 01/13/1997, Expiration Date: 01/13/2007, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2009, Registrant: Rudolph D Kaatz, 48 E Windsor Rd, Peru, MA 01235
  • Call Sign: N1SDM, Grant Date: 07/07/1994, Expiration Date: 07/07/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/08/2006, Registrant: Earle L Locke, 95 E Main Rd, Peru, MA 01235
  • Call Sign: KC1AGA, Licensee ID: L01803098, Grant Date: 07/23/2013, Expiration Date: 07/23/2023, Certifier: Philip C Nelson, Registrant: Philip C Nelson, 74 East Main Road, Peru, MA 01235

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • WEBER MARK J, 12 Andes Rd, Peru, MA 01235
    Certificate: 03-1809 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 10/25/2003, Expiration Date: 10/24/2004

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 1-23H-15 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 58 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 10388 , Serial Number: 50, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 12/29/1960
    Registrant (Individual): Dave Charbonneau, 18 Baumann Rd, Peru, MA 01235

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Peru compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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