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Peru is a town in Oxford County.
The community was named for the South American country, which gained independence the same year the town incorporated
The latitude of Peru is 44.506N. The longitude is -70.405W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 807 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,515.
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6% of Peru residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $16,383, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% 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 $371. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $764.
The average commute time for Peru workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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