Peru, Illinois Population 2022

9,816
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Peru is a city located in Illinois. Peru has a 2020 population of 9,816. Peru is currently declining at a rate of -0.41% annually and its population has decreased by -0.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,896 in 2010.

The average household income in Peru is $71,181 with a poverty rate of 11.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $760 per month, and the median house value is $130,700. The median age in Peru is 46.1 years, 45.6 years for males, and 46.4 years for females.

Peru Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Peruwas:

  • White: 94.60%
  • Two or more races: 2.53%
  • Other race: 1.24%
  • Asian: 1.05%
  • Black or African American: 0.58%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Peru, Illinois is 9,816 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,896.

Peru, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,24994.60%
Black or African American570.58%
Asian1031.05%
Some Other Race1211.24%
Two or More Races2472.53%
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Peru Population by Race

Peru Population Pyramid 2022

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Peru Median Age

49.2


Total

48.8


Male

49.7


Female

Peru Adults

There are 7,873 adults, (2,554 of whom are seniors) in Peru.

Peru Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

48

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Peru Sex Ratio

Female

5,303

54.24%

Male

4,474

45.76%

Peru Population by Age

Peru Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Peru Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93%7%
All71.3%28.7%
Male70.6%29.4%
Non Family53.7%46.3%
Female38.3%61.7%

71.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Peru Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4822.1271.3
Married2,1432.6393
Male1263.1370.6
Female4913.1538.3
Non Family1,7221.1353.7

2.64

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Peru Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1872.57%
9th to 12th Grade2653.65%
High School Graduate2,41033.16%
Some College1,83625.26%
Associates Degree1,01213.92%
Bachelors Degree1,09815.11%
Graduate Degree4606.33%
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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
Asian505028
Other Race808029
Hispanic542410152
Black505011
White6,5416,2211,367
2+ Races12111418

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 asian people with a rate of 56.00%.

Peru Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,292$50,185$27,229
Less Than 9th Grade$22,250$$40,391
High School Graduate$25,884$40,000$23,555
Some College$38,415$51,250$22,692
Bachelors Degree$37,976$80,893$35,984
Graduate Degree$52,500$81,742$40,857

$37,292

Average Earnings

$50,185

Average Male

$27,229

Average Female

Peru Earnings by Educational Attainment

Peru Language by Age

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Peru Language

93.04% of Peru residents speak only English, while 6.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.49% of the population.

Peru Language

Peru Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black571526.32%
White8,31698911.89%
Other41NaN%
Multiple2472811.34%
Hispanic844414.86%

11.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.65%

Male Poverty Rate

10.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Peru

The race most likely to be in poverty in Peru is Black, with 26.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Peru is Hispanic, with 4.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.57%.

Peru Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.04%
High School6.76%
Some College11.32%
Bachelors or Greater3.21%

Peru Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.93%
Male Unemployed49.00%
Female Employed7.24%
Female Unemployed80.21%

Peru Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Peru Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,635$73,263
Families$73,477$91,959
Married Families$86,157-
Non Families$27,480$40,359
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Income by Household Type

Peru Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

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 Over 65, 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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594

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War63
First Gulf War102
Vietnam244
Korea27
World War II52

Peru Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3447
35 to 5479
55 to 64118
65 to 74166
75+184

Peru Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5947.90%
Hispanic223.35%

Peru Veterans by Race

Peru Veterans by Education

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8.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Peru Veterans by Education

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62.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

5.9%

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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83.24%

Born in Peru

95.30%

Native Born

4.70%

Foreign Born

1.40%

Non Citizen

3.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.30% of Peru residents were born in the United States, with 83.24% having been born in Illinois. 1.40% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18603,1320.00%
18703,6505181.54%
18804,6329822.41%
18905,5509181.82%
19006,8631,3132.15%
19107,9841,1211.52%
19208,8698851.06%
19309,1212520.28%
19408,983-138-0.15%
19508,653-330-0.37%
196010,4601,8071.91%
197011,7721,3121.19%
198010,886-886-0.78%
19909,302-1,584-1.56%
20009,8355330.56%
201010,2954600.46%
201110,255-40-0.39%
201210,215-40-0.39%
201310,175-40-0.39%
201410,135-40-0.39%
201510,095-40-0.39%
201610,055-40-0.40%
201710,015-40-0.40%
20189,975-40-0.40%
20199,935-40-0.40%
20209,896-39-0.39%
20219,856-40-0.40%
20229,816-40-0.41%

Peru Population by Year