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Population in 2010: 1,591.
Population change since 2000: +5.1%
Males: 683  (42.9%)
Females: 908  (57.1%)
Median resident age:

51.4 years
New York median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 12972.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $67,850 (it was $36,442 in 2000)
Peru:

$67,850
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,819 (it was $17,142 in 2000)

Peru CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $154,941 (it was $83,000 in 2000)
Peru:

$154,941
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $165,492; detached houses: $170,643; townhouses or other attached units: $75,888; in 2-unit structures: $338,674; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $371,486; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $180,480; mobile homes: $78,562

Median gross rent in 2017: $692.

March 2019 cost of living index in Peru: 95.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.5%
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  • Races in Peru, NY (2010)
    • 1,51995.5%White alone
    • 332.1%Hispanic
    • 140.9%Black alone
    • 130.8%Asian alone
    • 110.7%Two or more races
    • 10.06%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Peru, New York as of February 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Peru is 207 to 1.


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Ancestries: French Canadian (21.3%), French (17.8%), American (14.2%), Irish (10.6%), English (4.7%), British (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 1.60 square miles.

Population density: 993 people per square mile   (low).

Peru, New York map

14 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.9%
New York:

22.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,764 (2.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,534 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (124.4 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (198.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (258.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Au Sable, NY (2.1 miles ),
Keeseville, NY (2.4 miles ),
Schuyler Falls, NY (2.5 miles ),
Plattsburgh West, NY (2.7 miles ),
Parc, NY (2.7 miles),
Morrisonville, NY (2.8 miles ),
Chesterfield, NY (2.8 miles ),
Plattsburgh, NY (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 44.58 N, Longitude: 73.53 W

Area code: 518

Distribution of median household income in Peru, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Peru, NY in 2017
Peru satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $72,600
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2001: 37 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2002: 45 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2003: 57 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2005: 48 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $220,000
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $198,400
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $139,100
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $234,100
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $229,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Peru, NY residents
Average permit cost in Peru, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
New York:

4.1%
Most common industries in Peru, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Public administration (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (13.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Paper (7.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.4%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (4.9%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.3%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.6%)
  • Social assistance (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
Most common occupations in Peru, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.8%)
  • Engineers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (15.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.7%)
  • Engineers (7.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Food processing workers (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (13.1%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (10.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7.3%)
  • Cashiers (6.2%)
  • Child care workers (3.8%)

Average climate in Peru, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Peru, New York environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.5. This is about average.

City:

68.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.309. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.309
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.67
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.177. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.177
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 36.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.31. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.31
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Peru-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 11.2 miles away from Peru center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 59.1 miles away from the city 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 121.6 miles away from Peru center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 10.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.5 miles away from Peru center
On 5/24/2002 at 23:46:00, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 8.8 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 Clinton County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Earthquake: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Peru topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Peru:

  • CLINTON COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PLATTSBURGH, NY)
  • EVERGREEN VALLEY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PLATTSBURGH, NY)
  • MEADOWBROOK HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PLATTSBURGH, NY)
  • CVPH MEDICAL CENTER RENAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; PLATTSBURGH, NY)
  • CHAMPLAIN VALLEY PHYSICIANS HOSPITAL MEDICAL CTR Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; PLATTSBURGH, NY)
  • HOSPICE OF THE NORTH COUNTRY INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; PLATTSBURGH, NY)
  • CLINTON CO DEPT HEALTH CHHA (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; PLATTSBURGH, NY)

Amtrak stations near Peru:

  • 5 miles: PORT KENT (RTE. 9 NORTH) - Seasonal Station . Services: free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 10 miles: PLATTSBURGH (BRIDGE ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peru:

  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 9 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,934)
  • Champlain College (about 18 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • University of Vermont (about 18 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 19 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 20 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Middlebury College (about 44 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 3,077)
  • Norwich University (about 53 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 4,221)

Public high school in Peru:

Public elementary/middle school in Peru:

See full list of schools located in Peru

Library in Peru:

  • PERU FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $98,839; Location: 3024 ROUTE 22; 16,270 books; 3,310 audio materials; 1,122 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 45 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Peru Town Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Peru include: Peru Community Church (A), Saint Augustine Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Augustine Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Cedars On the Lake Vacation Cabins (3666 State Route 9).

Birthplace of: Frances E. Allen - Computer scientist, Francis A. Pratt - Inventor.

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

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

PERU VFW POST 309 (Population served: 315, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 17 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PERU ROD & GUN CLUB (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
I-87 POINT AU ROCHE REST AREA (Population served: 99, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
NORTHERN ORCHARDS WALKER I&II (Address: 537 UNION ROAD , Population served: 56, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
COUNTRY VILLAGE MOBILE PARK (Address: 842 Mannix Rd. , Population served: 38, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MPL Non-Compliance - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-02-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-26-2007)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-02-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2007)
  • Initial, Follow-up, or Routine Source Water M/R - In JUL-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-02-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2006), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-02-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-21-2006), St Admin Penalty assessed (NOV-21-2006), St BCA signed (NOV-21-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2006), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-02-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-21-2006), St Admin Penalty assessed (NOV-21-2006), St BCA signed (NOV-21-2006)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 55 regular monitoring violations
EVERETT ORCHARDS MIGRANT LABOR CAMP 3 (Address: 675 Calkins Road , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RULFS ORCHARDS (Address: 531 Bear Swamp Road , Population served: 29, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
GLENWOOD PLAZA (Address: Glenwood Plaza #7 , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-22-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-22-2007), St Boil Water Order (JUN-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 20 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • NORTHERN ORCHARDS - UNION ROAD (Address: 537 UNION ROAD , Population served: 74, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.0%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.1%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
11 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Peru in 2000:

  • 36 people in other group homes
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Peru (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Peru Branch at 2990 Main Street, branch established on 1962/06/25. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

For population 15 years and over in Peru:

Marital status in Peru, NY
  • Never married: 34.3%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

For population 25 years and over in Peru:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
New York average:

13.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Peru
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Peru, NY (based on Clinton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,69531
Mainline Protestant3,03821
Evangelical Protestant2,41721
Other2,2667
None46,712-
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: 24
Clinton County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Here:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 51
Clinton County:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
This county:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.3%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Clinton County:

25.4%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Clinton County:

13.4%
New York:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Peru:

47.6%
New York:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Peru:

53.2%
New York:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Peru:

28.0
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Peru:

19.7%
New York:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Peru:

5.3%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.8%
New York:

33.3%

General health condition:
Peru:

59.9%
New York:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Peru:

84.7%
New York:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Peru, NY Residents

3.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,143 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
New York average:

4.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Essex County, NY  0.53% ($34,645 average AGI)
from Franklin County, NY  0.35% ($29,578)
from Chittenden County, VT  0.15% ($38,813)


3.88% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,214 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
New York average:

5.85%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,108 average AGI)
Clinton County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Essex County, NY  0.47% ($39,190 average AGI)
to Franklin County, NY  0.28% ($55,659)
to Chittenden County, VT  0.16% ($39,627)
Businesses in Peru, NY
NameCountNameCount
Dunkin Donuts1McDonald's1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Peru:

  • WEAV (960 AM; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTWK (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WVAA (1390 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, KDR, LLC)
  • WIRY (1340 AM; 1 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: HOMETOWN RADIO INC)
  • WIRD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID INC)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJOY (1230 AM; 1 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Peru:

  • WXLU (88.3 FM; PERU, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCEL (91.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WKOL (105.1 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBTZ (99.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: PLATTSBURGH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYUL (94.7 FM; CHATEAUGAY, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCPV (101.3 FM; ESSEX, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WXZO (96.7 FM; WILLSBORO, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIZN (106.7 FM; VERGENNES, VT; Owner: BURLINGTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLFE-FM (102.3 FM; ST. ALBANS, VT; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WGLY-FM (91.5 FM; BOLTON, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WOKO (98.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXXX (95.5 FM; SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W207AX (89.3 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Peru:

  • WPTZ (Channel 5; NORTH POLE, NY; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCFE-TV (Channel 57; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKE PUBLIC TELEVISION COUNCIL)
  • W16AL (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W19BR (Channel 19; MONKTON, VT; Owner: PLATTSBURGH PARTNERS)
  • WWBI-LP (Channel 27; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: SMC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • Peru, New York
  • Fatal accident count15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents22
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:1
  • Fatalities19
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents32
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • New York average
  • Fatal accident count16461
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents24608
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3906
  • Fatalities17736
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents41313
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents5235
See more detailed statistics of Peru fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 31.7mTotal length
  • $13,643,000Total costs
  • 56,765Total average daily traffic
  • 3,558Total average daily truck traffic
  • 28,587Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Peru, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Peru, NY

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Peru)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 2.2 Mi S Peasleville Rd Peak Terry Mountain (Lat: 44.573944 Lon: -73.674306), Call Sign: KNAP648, Licensee ID: L00077314,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.775 MHz, Grant Date: 02/08/1996, Expiration Date: 03/04/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Tings Guest House Motel, Box 727, Dannemora, NY 12929, Phone: (518) 482-2030
  • TERRY MOUNTAIN, Terry Mtn 7.3 Mi W (Lat: 44.574250 Lon: -73.674722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 233 m, Call Sign: WPWA320,
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.312 MHz, Grant Date: 11/26/2012, Expiration Date: 09/25/2022, Certifier: Eric R Day, Registrant: Vcomm L.L.C, 2540 Us Highway 130, Suite 101, Cranbury, NJ 08512, Phone: (609) 655-1200, Fax: (609) 409-1927, Email:
  • Lat: 44.582167 Lon: -73.534944, Call Sign: WQMG672,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.462 MHz, 452.087 MHz, 456.462 MHz, 457.087 MHz, 457.137 MHz, Grant Date: 08/03/2010, Expiration Date: 08/03/2020, Certifier: Randolph Sapp, Registrant: Wells Communications Service, Inc., 221 N. Greenbush Rd., Troy, NY 12180, Phone: (518) 283-2735, Fax: (518) 283-0901, Email:
  • L1 - MO, Canadian Sub. Mi 160.91 Along Tracks (Lat: 44.604194 Lon: -73.446167), Call Sign: WRAK238,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.100 MHz, 160.305 MHz, Grant Date: 12/11/2017, Expiration Date: 12/11/2027, Certifier: Celina Kawasima, Registrant: Canadian Pacific Railway, 5th Floor - 120 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (403) 319-6007, Fax: (612) 851-5688, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Peru)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Hazardous Condition: 32
  • Good Intent Call: 3
Fire incident types in Peru, NY

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Peru, NY
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Peru, NY
  • 58.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.2%Utility gas
  • 5.9%Electricity
  • 5.3%Wood
  • 3.3%Other fuel
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Peru, NY
  • 49.3%Electricity
  • 22.4%Utility gas
  • 15.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Peru compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Peru on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #87 (12972) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
There are 12 pilots and 14 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Timothy Patnode (5)
  • John C. Clark (2)
  • Dennis Curtin (2)
  • Philip D. Titherington (1)
  • Carl Tavano (1)

Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2020.