Peru, Illinois Population 2021

9,976
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Peru is a city located in Illinois. Peru has a 2020 population of 9,976. Peru is currently declining at a rate of -0.68% annually and its population has decreased by -6.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,716 in 2010. Peru reached it's highest population of 10,716 in 2010.

The average household income in Peru is $70,867 with a poverty rate of 9.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $747 per month, and the median house value is $127,000. The median age in Peru is 46.5 years, 45.6 years for males, and 46.9 years for females.

Peru Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Peru was:

  • White: 94.91%
  • Two or more races: 2.45%
  • Asian: 1.32%
  • Other race: 0.92%
  • Black or African American: 0.40%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Peru, Illinois is 9,976 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,180.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,716.

Peru, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,71094.91%
Two or More Races2512.45%
Asian1351.32%
Some Other Race940.92%
Black or African American410.40%
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Peru Population by Race

Peru Population Pyramid $2021

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Peru Median Age

46.5


Total

45.6


Male

46.9


Female

Peru Adults

There are 8,127 adults, (2,544 of whom are seniors) in Peru.

Peru Age Dependency

83.3

Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Peru Sex Ratio

Female

5,734

56.05%

Male

4,497

43.95%

Peru Population by Age

Peru Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Peru Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.3%11.7%
Male71.1%28.9%
All69.5%30.5%
Non Family56.4%43.6%
Female42%58%

69.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Peru Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4542.2169.5
Married1,9872.9388.3
Non Family1,8561.1456.4
Female4833.1942
Male1283.0971.1

2.89

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Peru Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1421.91%
9th to 12th Grade3444.62%
High School Graduate2,48733.40%
Some College1,81524.38%
Associates Degree95912.88%
Bachelors Degree1,21216.28%
Graduate Degree4876.54%
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Peru Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Peru Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,7456,3341,581
Hispanic482407101
2+ Races14113421
Asian878717
Other Race585818
Black3636

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 31.03%.

Peru Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,194$46,500$25,181
Less Than 9th Grade$22,056$$30,208
High School Graduate$24,525$28,950$21,036
Some College$37,533$48,478$23,705
Bachelors Degree$41,346$68,988$37,457
Graduate Degree$53,906$$53,438

$34,194

Average Earnings

$46,500

Average Male

$25,181

Average Female

Peru Earnings by Educational Attainment

Peru Language by Age

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Peru Language

92.23% of Peru residents speak only English, while 7.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.84% of the population.

Peru Language

Peru Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,7038609.88%
Hispanic797718.91%
Multiple2514919.52%
Other943638.30%
Black411024.39%

9.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.64%

Male Poverty Rate

9.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Peru

The race most likely to be in poverty in Peru is Other, with 38.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Peru is Hispanic, with 8.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.16%.

Peru Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.24%
Some College8.48%
High School6.49%
Bachelors or Greater3.15%

Peru Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed57.14%
Male Unemployed56.52%
Female Employed7.32%
Male Employed3.21%

Peru Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Peru Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,857$70,867
Families$71,122$90,689
Married Families$80,523-
Non Families$30,793$41,119
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Income by Household Type

Peru Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Peru Married by Age and Sex

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Peru Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Peru Marital Status by Race

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Peru Marital Status

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695

Number of Veterans

659

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam258
Second Gulf War94
First Gulf War80
World War II78
Korea58

Peru Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+244
65 to 74179
55 to 64125
18 to 3486
35 to 5461

Peru Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6958.96%
Hispanic192.99%

Peru Veterans by Race

Peru Veterans by Education

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6.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Peru Veterans by Education

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60.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Peru Employment by Age

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Peru Employment by Race

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Peru Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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82.56%

Born in Peru

94.34%

Native Born

5.66%

Foreign Born

2.38%

Non Citizen

3.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.34% of Peru residents were born in the United States, with 82.56% having been born in Illinois. 2.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Peru Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,976-68-0.68%
202010,044-68-0.67%
201910,112-68-0.67%
201810,180-37-0.36%
201710,217-58-0.56%
201610,275-61-0.59%
201510,336-74-0.71%
201410,410-74-0.71%
201310,484-106-1.00%
201210,590-73-0.68%
201110,663-53-0.49%
201010,7160.00%

Peru Population by Year