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Peru, New York - Basic Facts

The Peru Census Designated Place had a population of 1,666 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Peru is located at latitude 44.579 and longitude -73.5341 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the Peru Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 335 feet.

The Peru Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389665) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Peru Census Designated Place is located within Town of Peru, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clinton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Peru population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Peru, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,666
Population in Households 1,646
Population in Familes 1,353
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 1,048
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 652
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 459
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 484 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 169 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $145,695
Average Home Value $169,243


Median Household Income $64,093
Average Household Income $75,103
Per Capita Income $29,624
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.57%
Households 0.94% 0.7%
Families 0.35% 0.6%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Peru, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peru to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 676 44th
Population Density1 # 686 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 830 31st
Median Household Income # 501 58th
Per Capita Income # 618 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.