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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.


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Median household income
Local
$30,668
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 Wabash River
Former and merged names include:
· Miamisport
Frances Slocum, captured by Indians in Pennsylvania when she was 5 years old, met here with her white relatives some 60 years later. She chose to remain with the Miami tribe

Once served as winter quarters for several traveling circuses

Well-known residents have included:
· Cole Porter, composer
Local festivals include:
  • Heritage Days - Aug. 24-26, 2007
  • Cole Porter Festival - June 8-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Peru web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Grissom Air Museum, Circus Hall of Fame Museum, Miami County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Pronunciations: pee-roo

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Peru demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Miami County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46970 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Peru was $17,497, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

9% of Peru residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Peru festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Peru, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $609.


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Libraries

Libraries in Peru include Peru Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Peru include Peru Tribune

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Politics

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

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Peru include Best Western Circus City Inn, Grissom Inn & Suites.

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