Peru, NE

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2022 Population
727
12.7% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
21.9
3.3% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
28.6%
8.03% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$41,042
13% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$86,900
8.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
368
13.2% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Peru, NE had a population of 727 people with a median age of 21.9 and a median household income of $41,042. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Peru, NE declined from 833 to 727, a −12.7% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,326 to $41,042, a 13% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Peru, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (79%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.15%), White (Hispanic) (5.23%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.3%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.51%).

None of the households in Peru, NE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Peru, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Peru, NE are Peru State College (374 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Peru, NE was $86,900, and the homeownership rate was 61.5%.

Most people in Peru, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Peru, NE was 5 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Peru, NE is home to a population of 727 people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.44% of Peru, NE residents were born outside of the country (25 people).

In 2022, there were 11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (574 people) in Peru, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 52 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 38 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
97.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Peru, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Peru, NE was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Peru, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    574 ± 127
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    52 ± 30
  3. White (Hispanic)
    38 ± 38
8.67%
Hispanic Population
63 people

In 2022, there were 11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (574 people) in Peru, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 52 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 38 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.67% of the people in Peru, NE are hispanic (63 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Peru, NE as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    46,527 ± 5,232 people
  2. Guatemala
    10,472 ± 2,506 people
  3. India
    6,505 ± 1,977 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 46,527 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 10,472 and India with 6,505.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.44%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
25 people
4.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
35 people

As of 2022, 3.44% of Peru, NE residents (25 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Peru, NE was 4.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5 ± 15
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2 ± 15
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    0 ± 14

Peru, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Peru, NE employs 368 people. The largest industries in Peru, NE are Educational Services (88 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (57 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (47 people), and the highest paying industries are Other Services Except Public Administration ($49,375), Manufacturing ($40,972), and Utilities ($40,417).

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,834. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

368
2022 Value
± 106
−13.2%
1 Year decline
± 45.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Peru, NE declined at a rate of −13.2%, from 424 employees to 368 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Peru, NE, are Management Occupations (82 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (55 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (37 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Peru, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

368
2022 Value
± 106
−13.2%
1 Year decline
± 45.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Peru, NE declined at a rate of −13.2%, from 424 employees to 368 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Peru, NE, are Educational Services (88 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (57 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (47 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Peru, NE, though some of these residents may live in Peru, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$27,813
Median earning men ± $16,137
$8,715
Median earning women ± $2,477

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,667), Manufacturing ($40,972), and Construction ($40,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,304), Retail Trade ($13,542), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($7,900).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.25%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.03M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 2.25% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.87%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nebraska.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Nebraska went to Donald J. Trump with 58.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.12%).

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing the state of Nebraska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Nebraska

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Senator from Nebraska1
  1. Deb Fischer
    Assumed office on January 3, 2013
  2. Pete Ricketts
    Assumed office on January 12, 2023
    Appointed to the seat on January 12, 2023 following the resignation of Ben Sasse.

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing Nebraska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Nebraska over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Nebraska

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nebraska have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Peru, NE awarded 374 degrees. The student population of Peru, NE in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 696 male students and 1,103 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Peru, NE are White (289 and 77.3%), followed by Unknown (33 and 8.82%), Two or More Races (28 and 7.49%), and Black or African American (13 and 3.48%).

The largest universities in Peru, NE by number of degrees awarded are Peru State College (374 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Peru, NE are Curriculum & Instruction (126 and 33.7%), General Business Administration & Management (58 and 15.5%), and General Psychology (39 and 10.4%).

The median tuition cost in Peru, NE for a public four year colleges is $5,760 for in-state students and $5,760 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,799 students enrolled in Peru, NE, 38.7% men and 61.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,390 records, of which 68.1% were women and 31.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 58 degrees awarded
  2. 39 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Peru, NE was General Business Administration & Management with 58 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Peru, NE according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
374 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Peru State College with 374 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 121 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Peru, NE, which is 0.478 times less than the 253 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 289 degrees mean that there were 8.76 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 33 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($5,760) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,160) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($960) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.09% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.952% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (381k), Some college (364k), and Bachelors Degree (309k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Peru, NE was $86,900 in 2022, which is 0.308 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $79,800 to $86,900, a 8.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Peru, NE is 61.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Peru, NE have an average commute time of 15.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Peru, NE is higher than the national average, with an average of 5 cars per household.

Property

$86,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,005
$152
Median Property Taxes
±$63

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Peru, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Peru, NE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

61.5%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.5% of the housing units in Peru, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.9%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Peru, NE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$41,042
Median Household Income
± $18,299
247
Number of Households
± 74

In 2022, the median household income of the 247 households in Peru, NE grew to $41,042 from the previous year's value of $36,326.

The following chart displays the households in Peru, NE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $25k - $30k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Peru, NE is from Nebraska.
0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2021 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2022, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0995% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (53.7%)
  2. Walked (24%)
  3. Carpooled (17.1%)

In 2022, 53.7% of workers in Peru, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (24%) and those who carpooled to work (17.1%).

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Commute Time

15.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Peru, NE have a shorter commute time (15.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.581% of the workforce in Peru, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

5 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Peru, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Peru, NE have 5 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

28.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Peru, NE (142 out of 497 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Peru, NE is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.5% of the population of Peru, NE has health coverage, with 53.4% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 7.7% on non-group plans, and 2.75% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Nemaha County, NE see 1162 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.5% decrease from the previous year (1392 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2348 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3522 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,162 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nemaha County, NE

Primary care physicians in Nemaha County, NE see an average of 1,162 patients per year. This represents a 16.5% decrease from the previous year (1,392 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nemaha County, NE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 42.5% between 18 and 34 years, 21.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 11% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 55.4% were men and 44.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.5%
Uninsured
53.4%
Employer Coverage
14.4%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
7.7%
Non-Group
2.75%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Peru, NE grew by 11.6% from 9.36% to 10.5%.

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