Peru, LaSalle County, Illinois

Peru: City in Illinois, United States


Peru is a city located in the county of LaSalle in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 10,295 and a population density of 643 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 9,612 inhabitants.

The city was created 185 years ago in 1837.

Quick Facts about Peru

Population : 9,612 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : LaSalle County
Postal code : 61354
Phone Area Codes : 815
Area : 16 km2
Altitude : 1,959 feet / 597 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1838 (185 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 17:21:35 (10th June 2023)
Density : 601 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7.11% (2010-2020)
Peru locator map
Location of Peru on Illinois map.
Peru from the Air 'looking South over the city' image
Peru from the Air 'looking South over the city'
Peru from the Air 'looking South over the city' image


Peru is located at 41°19'39"N 89°7'44"W (41.3275300, -89.1289700).

Peru map


According to census records, the population of Peru decreased by 7.11% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 10,295 - census
2011 10,269 -0.25% estimation process
2012 10,199 -0.69% estimation process
2013 10,093 -1.05% estimation process
2014 10,023 -0.7% estimation process
2015 9,949 -0.74% estimation process
2016 9,886 -0.64% estimation process
2017 9,829 -0.58% estimation process
2018 9,794 -0.36% estimation process
2019 9,718 -0.78% estimation process
2020 9,612 -1.1% estimation process

Peru zip code is 61354. County name: LaSalle, County fips: 17099

Peru, VYS, Перу

People born in Peru (13)

People born in Peru, including composer and performer of piano music. Zez Confrey, baseball player J. A. Happ, baseball player Russ Meyer, .


  • William E. Metzger (American automotive pioneer) he was born in 30/09/1868
  • Katharine Bushnell (American physician and missionary) she was born in 05/02/1856
  • Ken Gorgal (American football player (1929-2016)) he was born in 13/02/1929
  • Nora Kirkpatrick (American actress) she was born in 06/12/1984
  • Thomas Lynch (American baseball player) he was born in 01/01/1863
  • John Virginius Bennes (American architect) he was born in 23/08/1867
  • W. T. Cook (American college football, basketball and baseball coach (1884-1970)) he was born in 01/01/1884
  • Florence Holbrook (American educator and author) she was born in 01/01/1860
  • George A. Harrop (American physician) he was born in 05/11/1890
  • Frederic Howard Hatton (American actor (1879-1946)) he was born in 30/07/1879

Schools in Peru

College & universities near Peru, IL

Code Name City ZIP
145831 Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby (IL) 61348-9692

Stations (16)

Amtrak & bus stations near Peru, IL

Code Name Address Type
MDT Mendota station 783 Main Street RAIL
PCT Princeton 107 Bicentennial Dr. RAIL
PLO Plano 101 West Main Street RAIL
DWT Dwight station 119 West Main St. RAIL
PON Pontiac station 721 West Washington St. RAIL

Post offices near Peru

Post Office Name City ZIP
Peru Post Office Peru (IL) 61354

Other cities in LaSalle County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in LaSalle County , IL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Ottawa 18,097 City in Illinois, United States
Streator 12,933 City in Illinois
La Salle 9,609 City in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States
Mendota 6,904 Township in LaSalle County, Illinois
Northville 6,753 Township in LaSalle County, Illinois
Marseilles 4,778 City in LaSalle County, Illinois
Deer Park 4,199 Village in United States of America
Oglesby 3,526 City in LaSalle Co.
Sheridan 2,515 Village in Illinois, United States
Seneca 2,179 Village in Illinois
Utica 1,988 Village also known as Utica, in LaSalle County, Illinois
Earlville 1,570 City in Delaware County, Iowa, United States of America
Garfield 1,483 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Serena 1,088 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Leland 902 Village in Illinois, United States
Farm Ridge 858 Township in LaSalle County, Illinois

Distance to Other Cities

Peru distances to largest Illinois cities