Peru, NY 12972 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12972: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Peru, NY 12972

Not Acceptable, USPS
Harkness, NY 12972

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 101
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,156
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 30
  • County: Clinton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.57, Longitude -73.547
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Peru, NY 12972 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,402
Daytime Population: Workers 1,570
Daytime Population: Residents 3,302
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,872
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 6,341
Population in Familes 5,240
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density2 82
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $61,636
Average Household Income $77,646
Per Capita Income $29,269


Total Housing Units 2,658 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,881 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 526 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 251 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $152,005
Average Home Value $195,043


Total Households 2,407
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,724
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.43% 0.42%
Households 0.45% 0.42%
Families 0.29% 0.32%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Peru, NY 12972 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12972 to the other 1,745 ZIP Codes in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 656 62nd
Population Density # 1131 35th
Diversity Index # 1188 32nd
Median Household Income # 682 61st
Per Capita Income # 900 48th

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