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 41.3275 and longitude -89.129 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.
|Population in Households||9,512|
|Population in Familes||7,339|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||446|
|Median Household Income||$53,979|
|Average Household Income||$69,782|
|Per Capita Income||$30,225|
|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|
|Average Household Size||2.19|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.38%|
|Per Capita Income||2.78%|
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.
|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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