Peru, Illinois Population 2024

9,555

Peru is a city located in LaSalle County Illinois. Peru has a 2024 population of 9,555. Peru is currently declining at a rate of -1.12% annually and its population has decreased by -3.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,919 in 2020.

The average household income in Peru is $92,361 with a poverty rate of 6.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Peru is 46.1 years, 44.9 years for males, and 47.3 years for females.

Peru Demographics

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

  • White: 92.9%
  • Two or more races: 3.77%
  • Asian: 1.47%
  • Black or African American: 1.06%
  • Other race: 0.79%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
9.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
992.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.67% (-364)
The current population of Peru, Illinois is 9,555 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,919.

Peru, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,13392.9%
Two or more races3713.77%
Asian1451.47%
Black or African American1041.06%
Other race780.79%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Peru Population by Race

Peru Population Pyramid 2024

Peru Median Age

46.1

Total

44.9

Male

47.3

Female

Peru Adults

There are 7,733 adults, (2,286 of whom are seniors) in Peru.

Peru Age Dependency

80.5

Age Dependency Ratio

42

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Peru Sex Ratio

Female5,23153.21%
Male4,60046.79%

Peru Population by Age

Peru Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,3702.273.226.8
Married2,0902.7791.38.7
Non Family1,6141.1656.143.9
Female5142.8256.843.2
Male1523.2461.238.8
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2.74

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

73.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Peru Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Peru Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Peru Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 25%.

Peru Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,853

Average Earnings

$58,110

Average Male

$37,372

Average Female

Peru Earnings by Educational Attainment

Peru Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Peru Language

93.99% of Peru residents speak only English, while 6.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.4% of the population.

Peru Language

Peru Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,5076287.38%
Multiple371246.47%
Hispanic636142.2%
Other78911.54%
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6.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.26%

Male Poverty Rate

6.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Peru

The race most likely to be in poverty in Peru is Other, with 11.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Peru is Hispanic, with 2.2% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.64%.

Peru Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College8.88%
High School7.32%
Less Than 9th Grade3.8%
Bachelors or Greater1.95%
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Peru Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed32.03%
Female Unemployed25%
Female Employed4.75%
Male Employed3.07%
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Peru Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Peru Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Peru Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Peru Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Peru Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Peru Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Peru Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

456

Number of Veterans

448

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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Peru Veterans by War

count

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Peru Veterans by Age

count

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Peru Veterans by Race

Peru Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Peru Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Peru Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Peru Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Peru Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

85.86%

Born in Peru

96.51%

Native Born

3.49%

Foreign Born

0.95%

Non Citizen

2.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.51% of Peru residents were born in the United States, with 85.86% having been born in Illinois. 0.95% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,015-108-1.18%
20289,123-108-1.17%
20279,231-108-1.16%
20269,339-108-1.14%
20259,447-108-1.13%
20249,555-108-1.12%
20239,663-108-1.11%
20229,771-108-1.09%
20219,879-40-0.4%
20209,9192012.07%
20199,718-76-0.78%
20189,794-35-0.36%
20179,829-57-0.58%
20169,886-63-0.63%
20159,949-74-0.74%
201410,023-70-0.69%
201310,093-106-1.04%
201210,199-70-0.68%
201110,269-51-0.49%
201010,3204854.93%
20009,8355335.73%
19909,302-1,584-14.55%
198010,886-886-7.53%
197011,7721,31212.54%
196010,4601,80720.88%
19508,653-330-3.67%
19408,983-138-1.51%
19309,1212522.84%
19208,86988511.08%
19107,9841,12116.33%
19006,8631,31323.66%
18905,55091819.82%
18804,63298226.9%
18703,65051816.54%
18603,132
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Peru Population by Year