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The City of Peru had a population of 9,852 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Peru is located at latitude 41.3275 and longitude -89.129 in LaSalle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Peru 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.
|Total Population||9,852 (100%)|
|Population in Households||9,422 (95.6%)|
|Population in Families||7,208 (73.2%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||430 ( 4.4%)|
|Median Household Income||$48,583|
|Average Household Income||$68,303|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||11%|
|Per Capita Income||$29,575|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||4,850 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,843 (58.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,505 (31.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||502 (10.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$130,689|
|Average Home Value||$158,870|
|Housing Affordability Index3||193|
|Average Household Size||2.17|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.36%|
|Per Capita Income||0.96%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.38%|
The table below compares Peru to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 224||84th|
|Population Density||# 714||48th|
|Median Household Income||# 1033||25th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 425||31st|
|Per Capita Income||# 651||53rd|
|Diversity Index||# 376||73rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.