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Peru is a city in Miami County.
It is the county seat. [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 40.753N. The longitude is -86.068W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 650 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,897.
Once served as winter quarters for several traveling circuses
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26% of Peru residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $17,497, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Peru residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Peru, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $609.
Libraries in Peru include Peru Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Peru include Peru Tribune
Miami County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Peru political report.
The average commute time for Peru workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Peru between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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