Peru, Indiana Population 2021

10,887
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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.

Peru Demographics

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

  • White: 87.43%
  • Black or African American: 8.48%
  • Native American: 1.48%
  • Other race: 1.07%
  • Two or more races: 1.07%
  • Asian: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Peru, Indiana is 10,887 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,091.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,417.

Peru, Indiana Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202135,256-130-0.37%
202035,386-130-0.37%
201935,516-130-0.37%
201835,646-218-0.61%
201735,864-179-0.50%
201636,043390.11%
201536,004-66-0.18%
201436,070-97-0.27%
201336,167-362-1.00%
201236,529-120-0.33%
201136,649-161-0.44%
201036,8100.00%

Peru Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,12887.43%
Black or African American9828.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native1711.48%
Two or More Races1241.07%
Some Other Race1241.07%
Asian550.47%
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Peru Population by Race

Peru Population Pyramid $2021

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Peru Median Age

38.7


Total

37.8


Male

40.2


Female

Peru Adults

There are 8,946 adults, (2,008 of whom are seniors) in Peru.

Peru Age Dependency

67

Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Peru Sex Ratio

Female

5,913

51.04%

Male

5,671

48.96%

Peru Population by Age

Peru Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Peru Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.4%21.6%
All63.7%36.3%
Non Family58.1%41.9%
Male48.2%51.8%
Female46.2%53.8%

63.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Peru Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8512.3363.7
Non Family1,9821.0958.1
Married1,8873.0378.4
Female7833.6746.2
Male1992.7948.2

3.01

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Peru Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2673.47%
9th to 12th Grade1,04913.62%
High School Graduate3,27542.51%
Some College1,58420.56%
Associates Degree6828.85%
Bachelors Degree6398.29%
Graduate Degree2082.70%
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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
White6,8385,698761
Black50543160
Native American148131
Hispanic140556
Other Race57246
2+ Races44444
Asian292916

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 55.17%.

Peru Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,307$34,205$23,241
Less Than 9th Grade$17,292$$16,696
High School Graduate$28,612$31,429$21,729
Some College$32,356$46,667$22,317
Bachelors Degree$40,057$36,042$42,682
Graduate Degree$44,345$43,571$47,031

$30,307

Average Earnings

$34,205

Average Male

$23,241

Average Female

Peru Earnings by Educational Attainment

Peru Language by Age

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Peru Language

97.69% of Peru residents speak only English, while 2.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.45% of the population.

Peru Language

Peru Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,5331,78918.77%
Black93247751.18%
Hispanic41625260.58%
Multiple1032423.30%
Other10510.95%

22.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.98%

Male Poverty Rate

22.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Peru

The race most likely to be in poverty in Peru is Hispanic, with 60.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Peru is Other, with 0.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.84%.

Peru Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.98%
Some College13.81%
High School13.47%
Bachelors or Greater8.20%

Peru Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed69.81%
Female Unemployed41.40%
Female Employed15.73%
Male Employed9.80%

Peru Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Peru Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,267$47,495
Families$49,300$56,198
Married Families$62,532-
Non Families$27,748$32,573
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Income by Household Type

Peru Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

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 55-64, 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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951

Number of Veterans

913

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War272
Vietnam248
First Gulf War109
World War II93
Korea33

Peru Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54267
75+264
55 to 64145
65 to 74144
18 to 34131

Peru Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White85910.92%
Black658.67%
Native American1711.49%
Hispanic104.20%
2+ Races1017.24%

Peru Veterans by Race

Peru Veterans by Education

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12.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Peru Veterans by Education

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59.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

8.7%

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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73.14%

Born in Peru

99.31%

Native Born

0.69%

Foreign Born

0.61%

Non Citizen

0.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.31% of Peru residents were born in the United States, with 73.14% having been born in Indiana. 0.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Peru Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,887-68-0.62%
202010,955-68-0.62%
201911,023-68-0.61%
201811,091-77-0.69%
201711,168-105-0.93%
201611,273100.09%
201511,263-7-0.06%
201411,270-55-0.49%
201311,325-117-1.02%
201211,442-47-0.41%
201111,489-63-0.55%
201011,552-1,442-1.17%
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%

Peru Population by Year