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Peru is a town in Berkshire County, in the Pittsfield metro area.
The latitude of Peru is 42.438N. The longitude is -73.046W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,988 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 821.
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13% of Peru residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $18,636, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% 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 $375. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $878.
Libraries in Peru include Peru Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Peru workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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