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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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Median household income
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$44,531
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Peru demographic reports
Peru is on the summit of the Green Mt. Range
It is said that when Charles Ford moved to Peru in 1799, his hog became footsore; Ford, a shoemaker, designed two pairs of boots for the hog and they continued their trek
Nearby parks & recreation: Dorothy Frances Rice Wildlife Sanctuary

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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.

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19% 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 $375.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $878.


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The average commute time for Peru workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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