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Peru, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Peru had a population of 9,958 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

The City of Peru is located within Township of Peru, a minor civil division (MCD) of LaSalle County.

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, 2018.


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Peru, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 9,958
Population in Households 9,512
Population in Familes 7,339
Population in Group Qrtrs 446
Population Density2 1,105
Diversity Index3 29
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,979
Average Household Income $69,782
Per Capita Income $30,225

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,762 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,963 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,375 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 425 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $134,711
Average Home Value $153,476
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,337
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 2,585
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.4% -0.52%
Households -0.39% -0.5%
Families -0.43% -0.66%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Peru, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peru to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 224 84th
Population Density # 695 49th
Diversity Index # 379 72nd
Median Household Income # 713 48th
Per Capita Income # 485 65th

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