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Population (year 2000): 9,835. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,815 (-0.2% change)
Males: 4,653 (47.3%), Females: 5,182 (52.7%)

La Salle County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 40.9 years
Median household income: $37,060 (year 2000)
Median house value: $85,700 (year 2000)

Peru, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Peru:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.8%)
  • Hispanic (4.1%)
  • Other race (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (31.1%), Polish (21.5%), Italian (17.4%), Irish (15.4%), English (9.5%), United States (5.3%).

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Elevation: 610 feet

Land area: 5.9 square miles

Peru,

For population 25 years and over in Peru

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Peru city

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

3.4% Foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 0.7% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +38 (+0.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Peoria, (53.8 miles pop. 112,936).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (105.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Salle, IL La (2.6 miles IL (3.5 miles Dalzell, IL (5.0 miles Oglesby, Point, IL (5.0 miles Cedar Valley, IL Spring (5.1 miles IL (6.5 miles Standard, IL Ladd, (6.9 miles Utica, IL (8.0 miles North


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 20 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2002: 37 buildings, average cost: $193,200
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $206,000
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $190,900

Latitude: 41.33 N, Longitude: 89.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 815


Peru, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.5%), Manufacturing (18.3%), Retail trade (14.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,565 (+26.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,861 (41.3%)


 

Crime in Peru by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 6 8 0 8 7
    per 100,000 30.5 61.0 81.3 0.0 81.3 71.2
Robberies 6 0 4 3 4 4
    per 100,000 61.0 0.0 40.7 30.5 40.7 40.7
Assaults 11 8 14 14 14 14
    per 100,000 111.8 81.3 142.3 142.3 142.3 142.3
Burglaries 38 38 45 51 45 33
    per 100,000 386.4 386.4 457.5 518.6 457.5 335.5
Thefts 371 347 362 299 362 308
    per 100,000 3772.2 3528.2 3680.7 3040.2 3680.7 3131.7
Auto thefts 18 14 17 20 17 19
    per 100,000 183.0 142.3 172.9 203.4 172.9 193.2
245.4 220.2 266.3 211.8 266.3 233.4


Average climate in Peru, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Peru,

Peru-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/6/1951, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the Peru city center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/20/2004, a category 3 tornado 7.4 miles away from the city center killed 8 people and injured 12 people and caused $8 million in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Peru:
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (925 WEST ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Peru:
  • ST MARGARETS HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; SPRING VALLEY, IL)
  • MENDOTA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; MENDOTA, IL)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF OTTAWA (about 20 miles; OTTAWA, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Peru:
  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 47 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; ID: SQI)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 59 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; ID: RFD)
  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 61 miles; PEORIA, IL; ID: PIA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Peru:
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY RGNL-WALTER A DUNCAN FIELD (about 2 miles; PERU, IL; ID: VYS)
  • HARTENBOWER HECTARES (about 12 miles; LOSTANT, IL; ID: 2V3)
  • GRANDPAS' FARM MENDOTA (about 13 miles; MENDOTA, IL; ID: 0C7)

Amtrak station near Peru:
  • 15 miles: MENDOTA (8TH ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 16 $68,331 $51,248 2 $1,545
Local Libraries 5 $9,775 $23,460 6 $3,830
Water Supply 6 $21,423 $42,846 1 $2,132
Parks and Recreation 2 $8,037 $48,222 6 $2,338
Sewerage 4 $16,634 $49,902 0 $0
Financial Administration 0 $0   1 $425
Airports 1 $2,838 $34,056 0 $0
Streets and Highways 6 $25,124 $50,248 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 1 $3,480 $41,760 4 $6,015
Other Government Administration 5 $15,854 $38,049 4 $2,799
Police Protection - Officers 20 $82,994 $49,796 0 $0
Police - Other 7 $21,029 $36,049 9 $5,856
Firefighters 4 $13,749 $41,247 16 $13,583
Solid Waste Management 2 $9,642 $57,852 0 $0
Totals for Government 79 $298,910 $45,404 49 $38,524


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peru:
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; OGLESBY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 45 miles; MALTA, IL; FT enrollment: 2,289)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; DeKalb, IL; FT enrollment: 19,477)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; PEORIA, IL; FT enrollment: 5,262)
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; FT enrollment: 3,834)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 2,390)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; NORMAL, IL; FT enrollment: 18,785)
Private high school in Peru:
  • SAINT BEDE ACADEMY (Students: 332; Location: ROUTE 6 WEST; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Peru:
  • ROOSEVELT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 298; Location: 2233 6TH ST; Grades: PK - 02)
  • PERU WASHINGTON SCHOOL (Students: 290; Location: 1325 PARK RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NORTHVIEW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 288; Location: 1429 SHOOTING PK RD; Grades: 03 - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Peru:
  • PERU CATHOLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM (Students: 272; Location: 2003 FIFTH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHILDRENS MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 36; Location: 1521 6TH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Peru:
  • PERU P.L. (Operating income: $284,621; Location: 1409 11TH STREET; 41,384 books; 843 audio materials; 1,332 video materials; 137 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Peru: Saint Josephs Hall (A), Peru Turner Hall (B), Peru Public Library (C).

Shopping Center: Peru Mall Shopping Centr (1).

Churches in Peru include: Saint Valentine Church (A), Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church (B), Saint Josephs Roman Catholic Church (C), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), First Congregational Church (F), Church of the Nazarene (G), Grace Church (H).

Parks in Peru include: Centennial Park (1), Market Square (2), Baker Park (3), Sunset Park (4), McKinley Park (5), Washington Park (6).

Post office: (A).  


Peru compared to Illinois state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Peru:
  • WLPO (1220 AM; 1 kW; LASALLE, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WZOE (1490 AM; 1 kW; PRINCETON, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Peru:
  • WBZG (100.9 FM; PERU, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WIVQ (103.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WAJK (99.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: LA SALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSOG (88.1 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: SPIRIT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WNIW (91.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • WGLC-FM (100.1 FM; MENDOTA, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZOE-FM (98.1 FM; PRINCETON, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC.)
  • WSTQ (97.7 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKOT (96.5 FM; MARSEILLES, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYYS (106.1 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVY-FM (100.5 FM; HENRY, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC)
  • WRKX (95.3 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Peru:
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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