Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Peru: City in Nebraska, United States

About

Peru is a city located in the county of Nemaha in the U.S. state of Nebraska. Its population at the 2010 census was 865 and a population density of 635 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 792 inhabitants.

The city was created 166 years ago in 1856.

Quick Facts about Peru

Population : 792 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Nebraska (United States)
County : Nemaha County
Postal code : 68421
Phone Area Codes : 402
Area : 1.36 km2
Altitude : 1,083 feet / 330 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1857 (166 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 10:01:34 (4th February 2023)
Density : 582 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -9.22% (2010-2020)
Peru locator map
Location of Peru on Nebraska map.
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Peru Nebraska downtown 3
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Geography

Peru is located at 40°28'27"N 95°44'1"W (40.4741700, -95.7336100).

Peru map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Peru decreased by 9.22% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 865 - census
2011 788 -9.77% estimation process
2012 772 -2.07% estimation process
2013 824 6.31% estimation process
2014 835 1.32% estimation process
2015 796 -4.9% estimation process
2016 783 -1.66% estimation process
2017 760 -3.03% estimation process
2018 758 -0.26% estimation process
2019 755 -0.4% estimation process
2020 792 4.67% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 38,258
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 33,550
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 14.0%
April 1, 2020 Population : 37,726
April 1, 2010 Population : 33,509
People under 5 years old, percentage : 9.1%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 32.2%
People over 65 (%) : 8.9%
Female persons, % : 48.8%
White only, percent : 91.9%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.4%
Asians alone % : 1.4%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.9%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.8%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 9.1%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 85.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,111
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 6.0%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 66.2%

Peru zip code is 68421. County name: Nemaha, County fips: 31127

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 66.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $296,900
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,575
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $440
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,139
2015-2019 Households : 11,501
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 3.33
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 82.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 11.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 98.0%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 86.3%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 95.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 39.8%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 6.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 9.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 70.6%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 60.6%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 12,898
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 31,113
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 219,871
2012 total retail sales per capita : $6,370
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.1
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $72,327
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $27,372
Percentage of people living in poverty : 10.0%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 3,446
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,640
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,148
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 180
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,172
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 118
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,163
2010 population per square mile : 3,655.0
2010 land area in square miles : 9.17

People born in Peru (3)

People born in Peru, including astronomer Edison Pettit, chiropractor Sylva Ashworth, dramatist Ellsworth P. Conkle, .

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Schools in Peru

College & universities near Peru, NE

Code Name City ZIP
181534 Peru State College Peru (NE) 68421-0010

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Peru, NE

Code Name Address Type
OMA Omaha 1003 S. 9th Street RAIL
LNK Lincoln 201 North 7th St. RAIL

Post offices near Peru

Post Office Name City ZIP
Peru Post Office Peru (NE) 68421

Other places with the same name (10)

  • Peru , Indiana city in Indiana, United States with a population of 10,937 people.
  • Peru , Illinois city in Illinois, United States with a population of 9,612 people.
  • Peru , New York town in New York, United States with a population of 6,882 people.
  • Peru , Ohio township in Morrow County, Ohio with a population of 1,531 people.
  • Peru , Maine town in Maine, United States with a population of 1,509 people.
  • Peru , Massachusetts town in Massachusetts, United States with a population of 833 people.
  • Peru , Vermont town in Vermont, United States with a population of 355 people.
  • Peru , Wisconsin town in Wisconsin, United States with a population of 251 people.
  • Peru , Kansas city in Kansas, United States with a population of 125 people.

Other cities in Nemaha County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Nemaha County , NE.

City Name Population Title
Auburn 3,342 City in Nemaha County, Nebraska, United States
Johnson 327 City in Nemaha County, Nebraska, United States of America
Nemaha 143 Township in Nemaha County, Kansas
Brownville 132 Human settlement in Nemaha County, Nebraska, United States of America
Brock 107 Village in Nebraska, United States
Julian 56 Human settlement in Nemaha County, Nebraska, United States of America