Peru, IL Demographics

The total population of Peru is estimated to be 9,831 with 4,600 males (46.79%) and 5,231 females (53.21%). There are 631 more females than males in Peru.
The median household income in Peru was $60,788 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 1,145(1.92%) from $59,643 in 2020. This income is 81.48% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Peru sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of under 25 years old, at $122,647. Overall, the median household income for the city of Peru stands at $60,788.
In Peru, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $50,079 for males and $27,456 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $62,085 for males and $45,165 for females.
In Peru, there are just three different racial groups among households. Among these, Two or More Races households report a median household income of $78,574, followed by White households at $59,774, and Black or African American households with a median household income of $36,799.
In 2022, the population of Peru was 9,771, a 1.09% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Peru's population was 9,879, a decline of 0.40% compared to a population of 9,919 in 2020.
The median age in Peru, IL is 47.4, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 17.86% were under the age of 15, 13.95% aged 15 to 29, 43.81% aged 30 to 64, 19.00% aged 65 to 84, and 5.37% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Peru population: 93.26% are White, 1.23% are Black or African American, 0.89% are Asian, 1.13% are some other race and 3.50% are multiracial.