|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Peru is 11,106. Peru, Indiana is the 2,904th largest city in the US.
Peru is located entirely in Miami County.
The peak population of Peru was in 2000, when its population was 13,011. In 2000, Peru was the 2,238th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,904th largest city in the US. Peru is currently 14.6% smaller than it was in 2000.
Peru has shrunk 14.6% since the year 2000. Peru, Indiana's growth is extremely below average. 97% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Peru has a population density of 2,236.4 people per square mile.
|2899||Summerfield, North Carolina||11,119||61.7%|
|2900||North Branch, Minnesota||11,113||36.1%|
|2901||Great Neck, New York||11,112||16.3%|
|2903||Union City, Tennessee||11,107||1.9%|
|2907||Lake Grove, New York||11,092||7.9%|
The total voting age population of Peru, Indiana, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 8,888. The voting age population is 47.8% male and 52.2% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 17.3% of the residents of Peru are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Peru are 87.4% White, 8.5% Black, 1.5% American Indian, 1.1% Other, 1.1% Two or more races and 0.5% Asian. Additionally, 3.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Peru, 22.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 38.2%. On a per-household basis, 16.2% of families are below the poverty line in Peru.
Among those aged 16 and older, 59.6% of Peru residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 82.9% of Peru residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 11.0% have a bachelor's degree and 2.7% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Peru residents aged 5 and older, 2.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Peru is 8.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Peru, 13.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Peru is $39,267.
In Peru, 63.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 36.3% of housing units in Peru.
Of all the housing units in Peru, 51.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Peru, 2.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 160 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Peru is $683.
In Peru, 71.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.