Peru, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Peru had a population of 862 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 862
Daytime Population: Workers 135
Daytime Population: Residents 475
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 610
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 538
Population in Familes 325
Population in Group Qrtrs 324
Population Density2 1,639
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $44,209
Average Household Income $61,499
Per Capita Income $17,551


Total Housing Units 285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (24.9%)
Median Home Value $74,561
Average Home Value $94,444


Total Households 214
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 104
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 -0.05% -0.47%
Households -0.69% -0.76%
Families 0.68% -0.98%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

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, 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 # 134 77th
Population Density # 79 87th
Diversity Index # 91 84th
Median Household Income # 426 27th
Per Capita Income # 574 1st

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