Peru is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,730 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Peru is the 218th largest community in Illinois.
Peru is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Peru is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Peru who work in office and administrative support (12.31%), management occupations (9.57%), and sales jobs (7.80%).
One of the benefits of Peru is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.62 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Peru is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Peru are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.80% of adults in Peru having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Peru in 2018 was $32,231, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,924 for a family of four. However, Peru contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Peru home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Peru residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Peru include German, Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Peru is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.