Peru, NY 12972 ZIP Code Profile

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Harkness, NY | Peru, NY

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
  • County: Clinton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.57, Longitude -73.547
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 100
  • PO Box Addresses: 365
  • Residential Addresses: 2,231
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 30
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,201

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 12972 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 12972 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Peru, NY 12972 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,482
Population in Households 6,420
Population in Familes 5,336
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density2 84
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $64,393
Average Household Income $81,001
Per Capita Income $30,591


Total Housing Units 2,719 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,030 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 412 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 277 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $152,848
Average Home Value $194,224


Total Households 2,442
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,750
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.47% 0.45%
Households 0.48% 0.45%
Families 0.32% 0.36%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   3.59%

Peru, NY 12972 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12972 to the other 1,740 ZIP Codes in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 655 62nd
Population Density # 1114 36th
Diversity Index # 1185 32nd
Median Household Income # 674 61st
Per Capita Income # 899 48th

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