Peru, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 375. Population change since 2000: -9.9%
 
Males: 192  (51.2%)
Females: 183  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  47.8 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05152.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $62,560 (it was $47,188 in 2000)
Peru:

$62,560
VT:

$57,677

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $42,230 (it was $28,546 in 2000)

Peru town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $373,955 (it was $200,000 in 2000)
Peru:

$373,955
VT:

$223,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $290,551; Detached houses: $314,468; Townhouses or other attached units: $232,754; In 2-unit structures: $309,704; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $150,980; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $232,183; Mobile homes: $54,002
  • Races in Peru, VT (2010)

    Peru races chart
    • 35293.9%White alone
    • 154.0%Two or more races
    • 51.3%Hispanic
    • 30.8%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Peru: 108.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (26.2%), Irish (20.2%), French (19.5%), German (14.9%), Polish (7.2%), Italian (7.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1681 feet

Land area: 37.3 square miles.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (very low).

Peru,VT real estate house value index trend

Peru, Vermont map

For population 25 years and over in Peru:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Peru town:

  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 66.8%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

10 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.5% North America).

This town:

2.4%
Vermont:

3.8%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Peru, Vermont as of December 16, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Peru to the number of sex offenders is 375 to 1.


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

Peru town:  1.0% ($2,000)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Peru satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (60.3 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (111.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (173.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Landgrove, VT (1.6 miles) , Londonderry, VT (2.2 miles ), Winhall, VT (2.5 miles ), Mount Tabor, VT (2.6 miles ), Weston, VT (2.6 miles ), Dorset, VT (2.9 miles ), Manchester Center, VT (2.9 miles ), Andover, VT (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $57,300
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $235,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $208,100
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $320,200
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $253,300
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $296,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $216,200
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $265,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $500,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $413,500
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $215,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $400,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.24 N, Longitude: 72.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +106 (+34.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Private households (7%)
  • Book stores and news dealers (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (17%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (4%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (4%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4%)
  • Lawyers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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

Average climate in Peru, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Peru-area historical tornado activity is above Vermont state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Peru town center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 26.0 miles away from the town center injured 68 people and caused $71 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Peru-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Vermont state average. It is 89% 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 87.4 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 95.2 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 67.6 miles away from the city 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 94.8 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 99.6 miles away from Peru 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 83.7 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 Bennington County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Peru topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Peru:

  • GILL ODD FELLOWS HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LUDLOW, VT)

Amtrak station near Peru:

  • 15 miles: OKEMO (LUDLOW, OKEMO MOUNTAIN) - Seasonal Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peru:

  • Castleton State College (about 29 miles; Castleton, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,079)
  • Keene State College (about 39 miles; Keene, NH; FT enrollment: 5,098)
  • Adirondack Community College (about 39 miles; Queensbury, NY; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Williams College (about 40 miles; Williamstown, MA; FT enrollment: 2,141)
  • Dartmouth College (about 45 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 6,030)
  • SUNY Empire State College (about 46 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 9,473)
  • Skidmore College (about 46 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 2,753)

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Notable locations in Peru: Peru Peak Shelter (A), Griffith Shelter (B), Bromley Camp (C), Peru Town Center (D), Wild Wings Ski Touring Center (E), Bromley Ski Center (F), Bromley Trail Hut (G), Mad Tom Shelter (H), Hapgood Pond Camp and Picnic Grounds (I), Hapgood Pond Camping Area (J), Wild Wings Winter Sports Area (K), Bromley Mountain Ski Resort (L), R C Winter Sports Area (M), Bromley Base Lodge (N), Peru Volunteer Fire Company (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Peru: Peru Congregational Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Hapgood Pond (A), Griffith Lake (B), Mud Pond (C), Lyons Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Styles Brook (A), Farnum Brook (B), Griffith Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Bromley Sun Lodge (Bromley Mount) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Bennington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.2%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.5%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.7%
Whole state:

9.4%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
Vermont average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,7428
Mainline Protestant4,49026
Evangelical Protestant1,00512
Other6935
None24,195-
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: 14
Bennington County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Bennington County:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Bennington County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Here:

16.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Bennington County:

22.9%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

13.3%

4.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.39%
Vermont average:

5.68%

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 Rensselaer County, NY  0.38% ($26,018 average AGI)
from Rutland County, VT  0.32% ($30,061)
from Berkshire County, MA  0.30% ($47,089)


5.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($68,748 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Vermont average:

5.98%

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 Rutland County, VT  0.39% ($31,100 average AGI)
to Rensselaer County, NY  0.32% ($35,265)
to Berkshire County, MA  0.32% ($26,396)

Strongest AM radio stations in Peru:

  • 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.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNBX (1480 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, VT)
  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSYB (1380 AM; 5 kW; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Peru:

  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WNGN (91.9 FM; ARGYLE, NY; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING INC)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WCMK (91.9 FM; PUTNEY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WVRR (101.7 FM; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJEN (94.5 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLJH (90.9 FM; GLENS FALLS, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE INC)
  • WCFR-FM (96.3 FM; WALPOLE, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WEVN (90.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WEXP (101.5 FM; BRANDON, VT; Owner: VOX VERMONT, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Peru:

  • WVTA (Channel 41; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT ETV, INC.)
  • WEKW-TV (Channel 52; KEENE, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WVBK-LP (Channel 49; MANCHESTER, ETC., VT; Owner: VISION 3 BROADCASTING, INC.)

Peru fatal accident list:

Mar 17, 1995 00:40 AM, Vt 11, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 2, 1984 00:30 AM, Vt346, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 11, 1984 06:45 PM, Fas120, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $270,000Total costs
  • 21,150Total average daily traffic
  • 1,900Total average daily truck traffic
  • 29,765Total future (year 2016) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, 2 Mi Sw (Lat: 43.221111 Lon: -72.938333), Type: 24.4, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: 7733998900, Renee.Mazur@uscellular.Com, 8410 W. BRYN MAWR AVE., #700
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, 2 Mi Sw (Lat: 43.221111 Lon: -72.938333), Type: 24.4, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., N.W., #100
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, 2 Mi Sw (Lat: 43.221111 Lon: -72.938333), Type: 24.4, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, #100
  • Mark L Gartley, 0.67 Mi North Of Vt Route 11 (Lat: 43.221556 Lon: -72.938417), Type: 21.9, Overall height: 18.8 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. NW SUITE100
  • Mark L Gartley, 0.67 Mi North Of Vt Route 11 (Lat: 43.221556 Lon: -72.938417), Type: 21.9, Overall height: 18.8 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. NW SUITE100
  • 2 Mi Sw (Lat: 43.221111 Lon: -72.938333), Type: 24.4, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: 7733998900, , 8410 W BRYN MAWR 700

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Int North Rd & Landgrove Rd (Lat: 43.244250 Lon: -72.892333), Call Sign: WXQ932, Licensee ID: L00298371
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.145 MHzGrant Date: 08/02/2003, Expiration Date: 10/19/2013, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2004Registrant: Peru, Town Of, Peru, VT 05152, Phone: (802) 824-3998

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BromMidMtn, Lat: 43.220583 Lon: -72.937417, Type: Mast, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WQIG801
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.50 MHzGrant Date: 02/06/2008, Expiration Date: 02/06/2018, Certifier: Josh GarzaRegistrant: Rini Coran, Pc, 1140 19th Street, Nw Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 463-4310, Fax: (202) 296-2014, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N1FAU, Licensee ID: L01433235, Grant Date: 09/23/2008, Expiration Date: 11/04/2018, Certifier: Emile W Georgett, Registrant: Emile W Georgett, 2347 Hopgood Pond Road, Peru, VT 05152
  • Call Sign: KC1DBV, Licensee ID: L01914478, Grant Date: 01/07/2015, Expiration Date: 01/07/2025, Certifier: Carolyn E Tobia, Registrant: Carolyn E Tobia, Peru, VT 05152

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

JOHNNY SEESAWS (Population served: 144, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
PINNACLE SUN AND SKI LODGE (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-13-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-13-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-2012), St Boil Water Order (NOV-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • BURR AND BURTON ACADEMY MOUNTAIN CAMPUS (Population served: 110, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (65%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Peru compared to Vermont state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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