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Peru, New York - Basic Facts

The Peru Census Designated Place had a population of 1,636 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,636
Daytime Population: Workers 868
Daytime Population: Residents 839
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,707
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 1,615
Population in Familes 1,325
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 1,029
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $64,320
Average Household Income $77,272
Per Capita Income $30,219


Total Housing Units 682 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 471 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 163 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $184,722
Average Home Value $177,495


Total Households 634
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 444
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 0.39% 0.38%
Households 0.42% 0.38%
Families -0.15% 0.27%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

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, 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 # 682 43rd
Population Density # 689 42nd
Diversity Index # 840 30th
Median Household Income # 534 55th
Per Capita Income # 641 46th

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