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Housing density: 745 houses/condos per square mile
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $252,754.
Median contract rent in 2009: $481 (lower quartile is $340, upper quartile is $575)
Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $959
Median gross rent in Peru, IL in 2009: $564
Housing units in Peru with a mortgage: 1,428 (133 second mortgage, 99 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,464
Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $66,920
Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $36,699
Median monthly housing costs: $650
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Detached houses: $150,490Here:$150,490State:$252,233
In 2-unit structures: $157,482Here:$157,482State:$282,193
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $79,304Here:$79,304State:$320,044
Mobile homes: $107,986Here:$107,986State:$35,670
2,338 spouses, 2,682 children (2,467 natural, 77 adopted, 138 stepchildren), 74 grandchildren, 51 brothers or sisters, 49 parents, 31 other relatives, 113 non-relatives
Size of family households: 1,314 2-persons, 543 3-persons, 534 4-persons, 183 5-persons, 94 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 1,308 1-person, 134 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.
1,664 married couples with children.
372 single-parent households (72 men, 300 women).
94.2% of residents of Peru speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (22% speak English very well, 51% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (13% speak English very well, 88% speak English well).
Foreign born population: 339 (3.4%)
(35.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
Median 2009 house/condo value by year built
Year house built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
Percentage of workers working in this county: 83.3%
Number of people working at home: 128 (2.8% of all workers)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
70% of Peru residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Illinois.
Educational Attainment for Males (%)
Educational Attainment for Females (%)
Class of Workers
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 6.6%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 2.3%
Unemployment rate for Black males: 24.2%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for other race males: 22.4%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 24.8%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 4.1%
Median household income in 2009 for:
Median worth of mobile homes: $22,500
House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago
Renter moved in on average 4 years ago
Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Peru:
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)
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