Peru, VT Population

Population: 416. Estimated population in July 2020: 432 (+3.8% change)
Males: 212 (51.0%), Females: 204 (49.0%)

Bennington County

Median resident age: 40.9 years
Median household income: $47,188
Median house value: $167,200

Races in Peru:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)

Ancestries: English (26.2%), Irish (20.2%), French (19.5%), German (14.9%), Polish (7.2%), Italian (7.0%).

Elevation: 1681 feet

Population

For population 25 years and over in Peru

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 40.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Peru town

  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 66.8%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

2.4% Foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.5% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +106 (+34.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Peru:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Peru:

  • RUTLAND STATE (about 20 miles; RUTLAND, VT; Abbreviation: RUT)
  • FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL (about 50 miles; GLENS FALLS, NY; Abbreviation: GFL)
  • ALBANY INTL (about 72 miles; ALBANY, NY; Abbreviation: ALB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Peru:

  • NORTH WINDHAM (about 14 miles; LONDONDERRY, VT; Abbreviation: 3N3)
  • MOUNT SNOW (about 22 miles; WEST DOVER, VT; Abbreviation: 4V8)
  • HARTNESS STATE (SPRINGFIELD) (about 28 miles; SPRINGFIELD, VT; Abbreviation: VSF)
Amtrak station near Peru:

  • 18 miles: OKEMO (LUDLOW, OKEMO MOUNTAIN) – Seasonal Bus Station

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peru:

  • WILLIAMS COLLEGE (about 44 miles; WILLIAMSTOWN, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,047)
  • KEENE STATE COLLEGE (about 50 miles; KEENE, NH; Full-time enrollment: 4,049)
  • ADIRONDACK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; QUEENSBURY, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,182)
  • DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (about 57 miles; HANOVER, NH; Full-time enrollment: 5,309)
  • MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; MIDDLEBURY, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,265)
  • SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE (about 62 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,499)
  • SKIDMORE COLLEGE (about 62 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,317)