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The City of Peru had a population of 899 as of July 1, 2016. Peru ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Peru is located at latitude 40.4785 and longitude -95.7314 in Nemaha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Peru (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nemaha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,083 feet.

The City of Peru (GNIS ID: 2396191) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Peru is located within Peru Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nemaha 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, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 899
Population in Households 563
Population in Familes 343
Population in Group Qrtrs 336
Population Density1 1,710
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 223
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $74,219
Average Home Value $92,308


Median Household Income $39,054
Average Household Income $57,171
Per Capita Income $16,552
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% -0.11%
Households -0.14% -0.18%
Families 1.7% -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peru to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska 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 # 128 78th
Population Density1 # 67 89th
Diversity Index2 # 90 85th
Median Household Income # 500 14th
Per Capita Income # 574 1st

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