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Peru is a town in Clinton County, in the Plattsburgh metro area.
The community was named for the South American country, because of the nearby mountains
The latitude of Peru is 44.578N. The longitude is -73.527W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 436 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,370.
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10% of Peru residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Peru ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Peru was $19,676, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Peru residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Peru, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $416. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,096.
Libraries in Peru include Peru Free Library ... View libraries
Clinton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Peru political report.
The average commute time for Peru workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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