Peru, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Peru, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Peru had a population of 135 as of July 1, 2016. Peru ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Peru is located at latitude 37.0804 and longitude -96.0962 in Chautauqua County. The formal boundaries for the City of Peru (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chautauqua County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 784 feet.

The City of Peru (GNIS ID: 2396190) 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 Township of Belleville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chautauqua 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, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 135
Population in Households 135
Population in Familes 112
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 424
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 66
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (33.3%)
Median Home Value $38,571
Average Home Value $79,630


Median Household Income $37,540
Average Household Income $54,100
Per Capita Income $22,944
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.75%
Households -0.24% -0.61%
Families 3.26% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peru to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 511 24th
Population Density1 # 515 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 93 86th
Median Household Income # 589 12th
Per Capita Income # 466 31st

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