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Peru is a township in Miami County, in the Peru metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Peru. For links to other places called Peru, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Peru is 40.773N. The longitude is -86.087W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 673 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,666.


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Median household income
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$33,252
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Peru demographic reports

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26% of Peru residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $17,588, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Peru residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Peru, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $351.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $634.


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Miami County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Peru political report.

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The average commute time for Peru workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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