The City of Peru had a population of 10,128 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Peru is located at latitude 41.3468 and longitude -89.1331 in LaSalle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Peru (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. LaSalle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 600 feet.
The City of Peru (GNIS ID: 2396189) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Peru population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||9,755|
|Population in Familes||7,503|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||373|
|Average Household Size||2.22|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||4,835 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,085 (63.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,318 (27.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||432 ( 8.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$131,037|
|Average Home Value||$146,361|
|Median Household Income||$50,701|
|Average Household Income||$64,594|
|Per Capita Income||$27,955|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.21%|
|Per Capita Income||1.76%|
The table below compares Peru to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 223||84th|
|Population Density1||# 693||49th|
|Diversity Index2||# 390||72nd|
|Median Household Income||# 751||45th|
|Per Capita Income||# 489||64th|
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