Peru, Indiana Population 2020

10,670

Peru is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 10,670, it is the 75th largest city in Indiana and the 2956th largest city in the United States. Peru is currently declining at a rate of -1.08% annually and its population has decreased by -6.54% 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 1,936 people per square mile.

The average household income in Peru is $46,713 with a poverty rate of 25.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $660 per month, and the median house value is $61,800. The median age in Peru is 37.9 years, 37.1 years for males, and 38.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.6 males.

Peru Demographics

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

  • White: 87.66%
  • Black or African American: 7.56%
  • Two or more races: 1.72%
  • Native American: 1.59%
  • Other race: 0.79%
  • Asian: 0.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Peru, Indiana is 10,670, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,904.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,417.

Peru, Indiana Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202035,047-260-0.74%
201935,307-260-0.74%
201835,567-260-0.73%
201735,827-214-0.60%
201636,041400.11%
201536,001-70-0.19%
201436,071-94-0.26%
201336,165-369-1.02%
201236,534-111-0.30%
201136,645-165-0.45%
201036,8100.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,04687.66%
Black or African American8667.56%
Two or More Races1971.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native1821.59%
Some Other Race910.79%
Asian700.61%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.07%

Peru Population Pyramid 2020

Peru Median Age

37.9


Total

37.1


Male

38.6


Female

Peru Adults

There are 8,702 adults, (1,829 of whom are seniors) in Peru.

Peru Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Peru Sex Ratio

Female

5,918

51.64%

Male

5,542

48.36%

Peru Households and Families

Peru Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Peru Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.8%22.2%
All62.6%37.4%
Non Family56.9%43.1%
Male53.3%46.7%
Female41.9%58.1%

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7512.3562.6
Non Family1,9471.0856.9
Married1,8693.177.8
Female7703.6741.9
Male1652.7953.3

3.07

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Peru Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2943.93%
9th to 12th Grade95612.77%
High School Graduate3,15142.09%
Some College1,73723.20%
Associates Degree5637.52%
Bachelors Degree5987.99%
Graduate Degree1882.51%

Peru Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,6145,515724
Black45840430
Hispanic153723
Native American150134
Multiple Races57577
Asian474722
Other Race41203
Islander88

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.81%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,034$36,705$22,390
Less Than High School$16,162$$16,034
High School Grad$29,803$34,708$20,957
Some College$30,950$43,713$25,572
Bachelors Degree$36,679$36,250$36,964
Graduate Degree$43,409$$46,667

$30,034

Average Earnings

$36,705

Average Male

$22,390

Average Female

Peru Language

Peru Language by Age

Peru Language

97.75% of Peru residents speak only English, while 2.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.10% of the population.

Peru Poverty

Peru Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,3892,05021.83%
Black81037846.67%
Hispanic50435169.64%
Multiple1764324.43%
Islander88100.00%

25.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.31%

Male Poverty Rate

25.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Peru

The race most likely to be in poverty in Peru is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Peru is White, with 21.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.64%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.27%
Some College18.87%
High School14.78%
Bachelors or Greater9.54%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed73.00%
Female Unemployed50.00%
Female Employed17.18%
Male Employed11.88%

Peru Income

Peru Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,992$46,713
Families$48,061$58,008
Married Families$57,627-
Non Families$21,298$28,259

Peru Marital Status

Peru Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

39.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Peru Married by Age and Sex

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

Peru Veterans

843

Number of Veterans

799

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam264
Second Gulf War141
World War II97
First Gulf War97
Korea47
Age Group Veterans
75+273
35 to 54212
65 to 74160
55 to 64123
18 to 3475
Name Veterans % of Total
White7389.62%
Black7110.57%
Indian2818.67%
Hispanic249.23%
2 or More67.32%

$Peru Veterans by Education

15.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Peru Employment Status

59.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

10.2%

Unemployment Rate

Peru Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

72.74%

Born in Indiana

99.10%

Native Born

0.90%

Foreign Born

0.83%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.10% of Peru residents were born in the United States, with 72.74% having been born in Indiana. 0.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202010,670-117-1.08%
201910,787-117-1.07%
201810,904-88-0.80%
201710,992-117-1.05%
201611,10960.05%
201511,103-7-0.06%
201411,110-56-0.50%
201311,166-114-1.01%
201211,280-42-0.37%
201111,322-64-0.56%
201011,386-1,608-1.31%
200012,9941510.12%
199012,843-921-0.69%
198013,764-375-0.27%
197014,139-314-0.22%
196014,4531,1450.83%
195013,3088760.68%
194012,432-298-0.24%
193012,7303200.25%
192012,4101,5001.30%
191010,9102,4472.57%
19008,4631,4351.88%
18907,0281,7482.90%
18805,2801,6633.86%
18703,6171,1113.74%
18602,5060.00%