Peru, Indiana Population 2024

10,550

Peru is a city located in Miami County Indiana. Peru has a 2024 population of 10,550. It is also the county seat of Miami County.Peru is currently declining at a rate of -1.3% annually and its population has decreased by -3.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,940 in 2020.

The average household income in Peru is $56,114 with a poverty rate of 25.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Peru is 41.3 years, 40 years for males, and 43.7 years for females.

Peru Demographics

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

  • White: 87.44%
  • Two or more races: 6.67%
  • Black or African American: 4.52%
  • Other race: 0.87%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Asian: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
5.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,914.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.56% (-390)
The current population of Peru, Indiana is 10,550 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,940.

Peru, Indiana Population 2024

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Peru Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,49887.44%
Two or more races7246.67%
Black or African American4914.52%
Other race940.87%
Native American370.34%
Asian180.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Peru Population by Race

Peru Population Pyramid 2024

Peru Median Age

41.3

Total

40

Male

43.7

Female

Peru Adults

There are 8,430 adults, (1,940 of whom are seniors) in Peru.

Peru Age Dependency

67.4

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Peru Sex Ratio

Female5,39549.67%
Male5,46750.33%

Peru Population by Age

Peru Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,4112.437030
Married1,7402.9778.521.5
Non Family1,7231.1569.530.5
Female7544.1353.246.8
Male1942.464.435.6
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3.06

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

70.0%

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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 29.55%.

Peru Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,893

Average Earnings

$36,157

Average Male

$32,256

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

97.45% of Peru residents speak only English, while 2.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.78% of the population.

Peru Language

Peru Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,2482,36625.58%
Black48512325.36%
Multiple72011916.53%
Hispanic41310525.42%
Other941414.89%
Native37821.62%
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25.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.58%

Male Poverty Rate

27.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Peru

The race most likely to be in poverty in Peru is White, with 25.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Peru is Other, with 14.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.86%.

Peru Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.14%
Bachelors or Greater18.53%
High School17.81%
Some College17.07%
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Peru Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed76.97%
Male Unemployed30.95%
Male Employed11.7%
Female Employed10.79%
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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

40.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Peru Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Peru Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

834

Number of Veterans

689

Male Veterans

145

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

23.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Peru Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

6.4%

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

78.54%

Born in Peru

99.82%

Native Born

0.18%

Foreign Born

0.12%

Non Citizen

0.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.82% of Peru residents were born in the United States, with 78.54% having been born in Indiana. 0.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Peru Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,855-139-1.39%
20289,994-139-1.37%
202710,133-139-1.35%
202610,272-139-1.34%
202510,411-139-1.32%
202410,550-139-1.3%
202310,689-139-1.28%
202210,828-139-1.27%
202110,967270.25%
202010,940-65-0.59%
201911,005-78-0.7%
201811,083-91-0.81%
201711,174-94-0.83%
201611,268-1-0.01%
201511,269-7-0.06%
201411,276-58-0.51%
201311,334-115-1%
201211,449-44-0.38%
201111,493-59-0.51%
201011,552-1,442-11.1%
200012,9941511.18%
199012,843-921-6.69%
198013,764-375-2.65%
197014,139-314-2.17%
196014,4531,1458.6%
195013,3088767.05%
194012,432-298-2.34%
193012,7303202.58%
192012,4101,50013.75%
191010,9102,44728.91%
19008,4631,43520.42%
18907,0281,74833.11%
18805,2801,66345.98%
18703,6171,11144.33%
18602,506
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Peru Population by Year