Peru Information

Peru Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Peru, IN

General Peru Information

State: Indiana

County: Miami County

Close cities: Young-America, IN, Onward, IN, Denver, IN, Mexico, IN, Macy, IN, Peru, IN, New Waverly, IN, Grissom AFB, IN, Bunker Hill, IN

Peru Population (census data)
Total 12,484 (-3.1% since 2000)
Male 5,842 (46.8%)
Female 6,642 (53.2%)

Population Density: 2,705 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 74.9 (US Avg is 100)

Peru Elevation: 656 feet above sea level

Land Area: 4.62 square miles

Median Household Income: $33,588

Zip Codes: 46970.

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Peru Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (92.1%)
  • Black (2.9%)
  • American Indian (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (20.7%)
  • United States (13.0%)
  • Irish (11.7%)
  • English (7.7%)
  • Dutch (2.5%)
  • French (2.4%)

Local Peru Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox
NFL Football: Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts
NBA Basketball: Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers
NHL Hockey: Chicago Blackhawks
NCAA Sports: Ball State University, Purdue University

Peru School Information

High Schools
Peru High School (401 North Broadway, Peru, IN, 46970 - Peru Community Schools District)
Peru Junior High School (30 East Daniel Street, Peru, IN, 46970 - Peru Community Schools District)
Elementary Schools
Elmwood Elementary School (515 North Wayne Street, Peru, IN, 46970 - Peru Community Schools District)
Holman Elementary School (425 West Main Street, Peru, IN, 46970 - Peru Community Schools District)
Pipe Creek Elementary School (3036 West 400 South, Peru, IN, 46970 - Maconaquah School Corporation District)
South Peru Elementary School (Park Drive, Peru, IN, 46970 - Peru Community Schools District)
Other/Private Schools
Blair Pointe School (300 Blair Pike, Peru, IN, 46970 - Peru Community Schools District)

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