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Peru is 1st in Indiana out of 127 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Peru Rank Indiana US
Current population (2012) 11,257 73rd 6,537,334 313,914,040
Size in square miles 5.1 86th 35,826.1 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,236.4 35th 181 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Peru Rank Indiana US
Residents younger than 5 6.7% 74th 6.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.5% 76th 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.6% 34th 13.6% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Peru Rank Indiana US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 79.1% 111th 86.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 8.6% 120th 22.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Peru Rank Indiana US
Race - White 93.1% 58th 86.6% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 2.5% 59th 9.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.3% 1st 0.4% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.4% 109th 1.8% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 69th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.3% 35th 1.8% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 2.4% 95th 6.3% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 91.5% 50th 81.0% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Peru Rank Indiana US
Female residents 52.5% 24th 50.8% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 1.2% 103rd 4.5% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Peru Rank Indiana US
Housing units 5,704 64th 2,800,614 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 19.1% 87th 18.5% 25.9%
Households 4,338 74th 2,472,870 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 65.5% 63rd 71.1% 66.1%
Home median value $67,600 121st $123,300 $186,200
People per household 2.6 36th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Peru Rank Indiana US
Income per capita $17,288 112th $24,497 $27,915
Income per household $32,694 112th $48,393 $52,762
Income below poverty line 17.9% 45th 14.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Peru Rank Indiana US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 926 74th 482,847 27,092,908
Retail sales $163,151 81st $78,745,589 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $13,092 87th $12,408 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $17,155 74th $11,669,759 $613,795,732

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