Peru is a city located in Miami County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Miami County. With a 2020 population of 10,887, it is the 74th largest city in Indiana and the 2927th largest city in the United States . Peru is currently declining at a rate of -0.62% annually and its population has decreased by -4.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,417 in 2010. Peru reached it's highest population of 14,453 in 1960. Spanning over 6 miles, Peru has a population density of 1,976 people per square mile.
The average household income in Peru is $47,495 with a poverty rate of 22.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $683 per month, and the median house value is $61,200. The median age in Peru is 38.7 years, 37.8 years for males, and 40.2 years for females.