Peru, IL Population

Population: 9,835. Estimated population in July 2020: 9,815 (-0.2% change)
Males: 4,653 (47.3%), Females: 5,182 (52.7%)

La Salle County

Zip code: 61354

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

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%).

Elevation: 610 feet

Land area: 5.9 square miles

Map of Peru, IL

Population

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%).

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Peru:

  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 47 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; Abbreviation: SQI)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 59 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)
  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 61 miles; PEORIA, IL; Abbreviation: PIA)

Other public-use airports nearest to Peru:

  • ILLINOIS VALLEY RGNL-WALTER A DUNCAN FIELD (about 2 miles; PERU, IL; Abbreviation: VYS)
  • HARTENBOWER HECTARES (about 12 miles; LOSTANT, IL; Abbreviation: 2V3)
  • GRANDPAS’ FARM MENDOTA (about 13 miles; MENDOTA, IL; Abbreviation: 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.

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 2,289)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; DeKalb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,477)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,262)
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,834)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,390)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time 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)

Libraries

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)

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