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68421 Zip Code (Peru, NE) Detailed Profile



City: Peru, NE (1.14%)
County: Nemaha County, NE
Estimated zip code population in 2015: 1,131
Zip code population in 2010: 1,107
Zip code population in 2000: 1,120

Houses and condos: 395
Renter-occupied apartments: 125
% of renters here:

38%
State:

34%
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in zip code 68421: 74.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 45.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 25 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 68421
Zip code 68421 (Peru, Nebraska) real estate house value trends

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2015:
This zip code:

1.8% ($1,266)
Nebraska:

1.8% ($2,528)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,516 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,040 (1.4%)

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Males: 601  (53.1%)
Females: 530  (46.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 68421:

  • High school or higher: 97.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 68421:

  • Never married: 68.7%
  • Now married: 22.4%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

Zip code 68421 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 68421

  • Zip code 68421 races chart
    • 1,004White population
    • 42Black population
    • 8American Indian population
    • 4Asian population
    • 1Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 12Two or more races population
    • 36Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2015: $72,000
68421:

$72,000
Nebraska:

$141,600
Median resident age:
This zip code:

22.8 years
Nebraska median age:

36.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 68421, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $53,693 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$53,693
State:

$60,572

Salary/wage: $40,096 (reported on 93.1% of returns)
Here:

$40,096
State:

$47,046
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 85.4% for AGIs below $25k, 84.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 61.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $770 (reported on 34.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$770
Nebraska:

$1,535
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $820 (reported on 17.2% of returns)
Here:

$820
State:

$5,776

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,567 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

+$1,567
State:

+$16,171

Profit/loss from business: +$1,250 (reported on 13.8% of returns)
Here:

+$1,250
State:

+$9,897

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,050 (reported on 6.9% of returns)
68421:

$8,050
Nebraska:

$12,804

Total itemized deductions: $17,283 (16% of AGI, reported on 20.7% of returns)
Here:

$17,283
State:

$23,343

Here:

15.7% of AGI
State:

18.7% of AGI

Charity contributions: $4,400 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,400
State:

$4,921

Taxes paid: $8,640 (reported on 17.2% of returns)
68421:

$8,640
State:

$9,758

Earned income credit: $1,560 (reported on 17.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,560
State:

$2,188
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.5% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 58.6%
Here:

59%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 41.7% for AGIs below $25k, 66.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 68421, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $41,452 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$41,452
State:

$44,271

Salary/wage: $40,173 (reported on 83.7% of returns)
Here:

$40,173
State:

$38,230
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 90.3% for AGIs below $10k, 79.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 80.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $724 (reported on 48.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$724
Nebraska:

$1,759
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $394 (reported on 20.3% of returns)
Here:

$394
State:

$2,804
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$837 (reported on 15.1% of returns)
Here:

+$837
State:

+$7,887

Profit/loss from business: +$2,152 (reported on 10.2% of returns)
Here:

+$2,152
State:

+$7,743

Profit/loss from farming: +$5,125 (reported on 7.4% of returns)
Here +$5,125
State -$1,077

Total itemized deductions: $16,491 (17% of AGI, reported on 16.9% of returns)
Here:

$16,491
State:

$18,692

Here:

16.9% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $2,513 (2% of AGI, reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,513
State:

$3,500

Here:

2.4% of AGI
State:

3.8% of AGI

Total tax: $6,142 (reported on 76.0% of returns)
68421:

$6,142
State:

$6,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,667 (reported on 13.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,667
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 64.9%
Here:

65%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 57.1% for AGIs below $10k, 67.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 67.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 60.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2015:
This zip code:

$49,500
Nebraska:

$54,996
Peru, NE (68421) map Nearest zip codes: 64496, 68321, 68379, 51640, 68305, 68320.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

33.0%
Nebraska:

48.6%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

7.6%
Nebraska:

5.9%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 24
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 306


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 7 (7 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 372 (51 now married, 321 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 68421 with a mortgage: 99 (16 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 106

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $956
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $400

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2015:
This zip code:

18.9%
Whole state:

12.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2015:
This zip code:

8.2%
Whole state:

7.3%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.9
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

4.3
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 68421: Mathews Hall (A), Peru State College Alumni Center (B), Peru State College Student Center (C), Peru State College Physical Plant (D), Peru State College Presidents Home (E), Oak Hill Family Housing (F), Oak Bowl Athletic Field (G), Morgan Residence Hall (H), T J Majors Building (I), A D Majors Hall (J), Peru State College Library (K), Larson Industrial Arts Building (L), Hoyt Science Hall (M), Al Wheeler Activity Center (N), Peru State College Auditorium (O), Peru State College Greenhouse (P), Jindra Fine Arts Building (Q), Faculty Apartments (R), Delzell Residence Hall (S), Pate Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 68421 include: Saint Claras Catholic Church (A), Peru Community Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemetery: Mount Vernon Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Creeks: Duck Creek (A), Honey Creek (B), Buck Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 68421 include: Peru State College Historical Marker (1), Neal Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 0Built 2014 or later
  • 8Built 2010 to 2013
  • 11Built 2000 to 2009
  • 36Built 1990 to 1999
  • 46Built 1980 to 1989
  • 24Built 1970 to 1979
  • 11Built 1960 to 1969
  • 17Built 1950 to 1959
  • 10Built 1940 to 1949
  • 232Built 1939 or earlier
Note: State values scaled to 68421 population

Zip code 68421 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Peru, NE (68421)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 21 bedroom
  • 552 bedrooms
  • 513 bedrooms
  • 734 bedrooms
  • 245+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 68421 population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Peru, NE (68421)

  • 16no bedroom
  • 201 bedroom
  • 562 bedrooms
  • 93 bedrooms
  • 144 bedrooms
  • 105+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 68421 population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Peru, NE (68421) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 0no vehicle
  • 401 vehicle
  • 982 vehicles
  • 473 vehicles
  • 124 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 68421 population

Cars and other vehicles available in Peru, NE (68421) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 5no vehicle
  • 761 vehicle
  • 212 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 84 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 68421 population

  • Zip code 68421 household income distribution in 2015

  • Zip code 68421 household income distribution in 2015
  • 14Less than $10,000
  • 15$10,000 to $14,999
  • 43$15,000 to $19,999
  • 11$20,000 to $24,999
  • 16$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8$30,000 to $34,999
  • 21$35,000 to $39,999
  • 25$40,000 to $44,999
  • 13$45,000 to $49,999
  • 20$50,000 to $59,999
  • 51$60,000 to $74,999
  • 34$75,000 to $99,999
  • 35$100,000 to $124,999
  • 8$125,000 to $149,999
  • 10$150,000 to $199,999
  • 6$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2015 in zip code 68421

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2015 in zip code 68421
  • 7Less than $10,000
  • 8$25,000 to $29,999
  • 3$30,000 to $34,999
  • 14$35,000 to $39,999
  • 28$40,000 to $49,999
  • 22$50,000 to $59,999
  • 16$60,000 to $69,999
  • 22$70,000 to $79,999
  • 14$80,000 to $89,999
  • 8$90,000 to $99,999
  • 24$100,000 to $124,999
  • 25$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3$250,000 to $299,999
  • 11$300,000 to $399,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in zip code 68421

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in zip code 68421
  • 10Less than $100
  • 5$150 to $199
  • 15$300 to $349
  • 5$400 to $449
  • 26$450 to $499
  • 33$500 to $549
  • 4$550 to $599
  • 4$600 to $649
  • 2$900 to $999
  • 3$1,500 to $1,999
  • 18No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2015: $514.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2015 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $72,185
  • Some other race householders: $41,645
  • Two or more races householders: $120,308
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $60,154

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $72,000
68421:

$72,000
Nebraska:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,900 - $112,200

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $122,060
Here:

$122,060
State:

$178,117

Townhouses or other attached units: $414,622
Here:

$414,622
State:

$197,771

In 2-unit structures: $131,881
Here:

$131,881
State:

$120,057

Mobile homes: $111,867
Here:

$111,867
State:

$54,202

Owners and renters by unit type (%)

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 300
  • Two: 22
  • 3 or 4: 22
  • 5 to 9: 14
  • 10 to 19: 35
  • Mobile homes: 2

Unemployment: 7.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 68421

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 68421
  • 65.3%416Drove a car alone
  • 5.2%33Carpooled
  • 1.1%7Bicycle
  • 24.3%155Walked
  • 4.1%26Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 68421

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 68421
  • 129Less than 5 minutes
  • 1295 to 9 minutes
  • 6010 to 14 minutes
  • 9915 to 19 minutes
  • 11720 to 24 minutes
  • 5325 to 29 minutes
  • 1330 to 34 minutes
  • 135 to 39 minutes
  • 240 to 44 minutes
  • 660 to 89 minutes
  • 290 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 77.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 746
  • In family households: 439 (86 male householders, 42 female householders)
    109 spouses, 167 children (142 natural, 1 adopted, 26 stepchildren), 4 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 1 other relatives, 26 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 307 (167 male householders (123 living alone)), 35 female householders (35 living alone)), 105 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 385 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 82 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 158 1-person, 25 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 10 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons

111 married couples with children.
22 single-parent households (6 men, 16 women).

96.6% of residents of 68421 zip code speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 31 (2.7%)
(22.6% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.7%
Whole state:

6.8%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%)

  • 23%Romania
  • 16%Eritrea
  • 13%Liberia

Most common first ancestries reported in 68421 (%)

  • 33%German
  • 9%Irish
  • 8%American
  • 7%English
  • 7%European
  • 5%Polish
  • 4%French

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 102010 or later
  • 142000 to 2009
  • 121990 to 1999
  • 0Before 1990
Note: State values scaled to 68421 population

Zip code 68421 topographic map


Zip code 68421 marital status for males
Zip code 68421 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 50%Utility gas
  • 35%Electricity
  • 7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5%Wood
  • 3%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 1,321. Population change in the 1990s: -201 (-15.2%).

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

  • This state: 684
  • Northeast: 42
  • Midwest: 169
  • South: 82
  • West: 118

47% of the 68421 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Nebraska.

92% of the 68421 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 12% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 12% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 35
Here:

42.7%
Nebraska:

12.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

11.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

3.1%
Nebraska:

16.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 51,250Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 46,094Production occupations
  • 40,417Management occupations
  • 37,188Construction and extraction occupations
  • 35,938Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
  • 26,458Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
Note: State values scaled to 68421 population

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Food Service Contractors (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (5-9: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Child Day Care Services (5-9: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (5-9: 1)
  • Construction: Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction (1-4: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Marketing Consulting Services (1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Other Residential Care Facilities (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Finish Carpentry Contractors (1-4: 1)

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 382 people in college/university student housing

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 354 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
Most common first names in zip code 68421 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1081.6 years
Robert769.1 years
George679.7 years
William676.3 years
Mary579.2 years
Ruth578.4 years
Helen476.2 years
Joe480.7 years
Grace378.1 years
Earl383.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 68421 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Adams1875.8 years
Allgood770.1 years
Reeves677.4 years
Sherman677.8 years
Hauptman470.5 years
Grafton483.5 years
Majors480.3 years
Cotton475.0 years
Mcconnaughey479.2 years
Patterson489.7 years
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