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Peru township, IL map Land area: 17.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population: 10,272 (97% urban, 3% rural)
Males: 4,844  (47.2%)
Females: 5,428  (52.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 9,994 (7,897 owner occupied, 2,097 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

33%


Races in Peru township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.8%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 41.5
Median age of females: 43.2

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Average household size: 2.33

Peru township:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.92

Estimated median household income in 2009: $49,665 ($37,588 in 1999)
This township:

$49,665
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $515 (lower quartile is $404, upper quartile is $642)
Here:

$515
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $124,445 (it was $85,500 in 2000)
Peru township:

$124,445
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $87,566 - $178,857

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $144,283
Here:

$144,283
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $279,223
Here:

$279,223
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $273,858
Here:

$273,858
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $145,929
Here:

$145,929
State:

$320,044

Mobile homes: $36,704
Here:

$36,704
State:

$35,670
Population density: 587 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

7.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Peru.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Peru township: South Bluff Country Club (A), Camp Saint Claret (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Creek: Cedar Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 351 (37% naturalized citizens)

Peru township:  3.4%
State:  12.3%

70% of Peru township 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, 59% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 8683
  • Northeast: 163
  • Midwest: 680
  • South: 273
  • West: 101

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $82,800


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Peru township, Illinois:

  • 221 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,556
  • One, attached: 50
  • Two: 308
  • 3 or 4: 156
  • 5 to 9: 145
  • 10 to 19: 150
  • 20 to 49: 34
  • 50 or more: 110
  • Mobile homes: 84
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $10,700


Housing units in Peru township with a mortgage: 1,480 (135 second mortgage, 104 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,508

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 97
  • 1995 to 1998: 140
  • 1990 to 1994: 114
  • 1980 to 1989: 129
  • 1970 to 1979: 386
  • 1960 to 1969: 689
  • 1950 to 1959: 898
  • 1940 to 1949: 479
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,663

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Peru township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 48
  • 4 rooms: 404
  • 5 rooms: 993
  • 6 rooms: 750
  • 7 rooms: 538
  • 8 rooms: 222
  • 9 or more rooms: 272

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Peru township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 68
  • 3 rooms: 208
  • 4 rooms: 383
  • 5 rooms: 232
  • 6 rooms: 108
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 22

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Peru township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 62
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,006
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,575
  • 4 bedrooms: 480
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 107

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Peru township:

  • no bedroom: 41
  • 1 bedroom: 265
  • 2 bedrooms: 535
  • 3 bedrooms: 190
  • 4 bedrooms: 48
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Peru township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 122
  • 1 vehicle: 1,120
  • 2 vehicles: 1,437
  • 3 vehicles: 452
  • 4 vehicles: 72
  • 5 or more vehicles: 27

Cars and other vehicles available in Peru township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 107
  • 1 vehicle: 652
  • 2 vehicles: 248
  • 3 vehicles: 67
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Machinery (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Peru township:

  • German (25.1%)
  • Polish (18.2%)
  • Italian (15.6%)
  • Irish (9.6%)
  • English (6.3%)
  • United States or American (5.9%)
  • Scottish (1.6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (49%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (7%)
  • India (7%)
  • Japan (6%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Egypt (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,997 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 452 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Railroad: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 19 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 88 (2%)
  • Other means: 15 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 128 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (93%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Peru township, Illinois:

  • 221 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in other group homes

94.4% of residents of Peru township speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% 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, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (26% speak English very well, 49% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (13% speak English very well, 88% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,017
  • In family households: 8,302 (2,235 male householders, 548 female householders)
    2,438 spouses, 2,756 children (2,515 natural, 99 adopted, 142 stepchildren), 76 grandchildren, 51 brothers or sisters, 49 parents, 36 other relatives, 113 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,715 (619 male householders (528 living alone)), 893 female householders (823 living alone)), 203 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 279 (196 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,372 2-persons, 567 3-persons, 553 4-persons, 184 5-persons, 94 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,351 1-person, 144 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

1,710 married couples with children.
379 single-parent households (75 men, 304 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 279
Here:

27.8%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 119
Here:

20.4%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

1.9%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Peru township:

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