Peru, NE

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2020 Population
845
6.94% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Ben Sasse
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
21.5
3.59% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
32%
2.76% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$41,500
3.3% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$80,200
32.6% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
428
9.51% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Peru, NE had a population of 845 people with a median age of 21.5 and a median household income of $41,500. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Peru, NE declined from 908 to 845, a −6.94% decrease and its median household income declined from $42,917 to $41,500, a −3.3% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Peru, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.5%), White (Hispanic) (6.04%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.56%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.78%).

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.

98.2% of the residents in Peru, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Peru, NE are Peru State College (420 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Peru, NE was $80,200, and the homeownership rate was 63.5%.

Most people in Peru, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Peru, NE was 5 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Peru, NE is home to a population of 845 people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.55% of Peru, NE residents were born outside of the country (30 people).

In 2020, there were 13.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (697 people) in Peru, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51 White (Hispanic) and 47 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2020 Citizenship
94.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.2% of Peru, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Peru, NE was 94.6%, 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)
    697 ± 122
  2. White (Hispanic)
    51 ± 31
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    47 ± 32
8.99%
Hispanic Population
76 people

In 2020, there were 13.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (697 people) in Peru, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51 White (Hispanic) and 47 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.99% of the people in Peru, NE are hispanic (76 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    50,860 ± 5,463 people
  2. Guatemala
    8,846 ± 2,304 people
  3. India
    6,901 ± 2,036 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 50,860 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 8,846 and India with 6,901.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.55%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
30 people
5.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
49 people

As of 2020, 3.55% of Peru, NE residents (30 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Peru, NE was 5.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    3 ± 11
  2. Vietnam
    3 ± 15
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    0 ± 17

Peru, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Peru, NE employs 428 people. The largest industries in Peru, NE are Educational Services (110 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (66 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (41 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($36,645), Construction ($36,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,250).

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,710. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

428
2020 Value
± 101
−9.51%
1 Year decline
± 35.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Peru, NE declined at a rate of −9.51%, from 473 employees to 428 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Peru, NE, are Management Occupations (86 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (54 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (44 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

428
2020 Value
± 101
−9.51%
1 Year decline
± 35.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Peru, NE declined at a rate of −9.51%, from 473 employees to 428 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Peru, NE, are Educational Services (110 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (66 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (41 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

$21,058
Median earning men ± $20,337
$6,929
Median earning women ± $2,086

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,786), Construction ($36,250), and Manufacturing ($32,083).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($35,938), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($6,548), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($6,080).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $25.7B
  2. $15.7B
  3. $13B

In 2020, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Meat/seafood with $25.7B, followed by Live animals/fish ($15.7B) and Cereal grains ($13B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Nebraska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$153B
2020 Value in Nebraska
$285B
Projected 2050 Value in Nebraska
86.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nebraska trade was $153B. This is expected to increase 86.9% to $285B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Nebraska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $11.7B
  2. $8.57B
  3. $7.11B

In 2020, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $11.7B, followed by Kansas with $8.57B and Texas and $7.11B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nebraska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse 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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Deb Fischer
Senator from Nebraska1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Sasse
Senator from Nebraska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse 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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In 2020, universities in Peru, NE awarded 420 degrees. The student population of Peru, NE in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 728 male students and 1,174 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Peru, NE are White (328 and 80.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (33 and 8.07%), Black or African American (25 and 6.11%), and Two or More Races (15 and 3.67%).

The largest universities in Peru, NE by number of degrees awarded are Peru State College (420 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Peru, NE are General Business Administration & Management (101 and 24%), Curriculum & Instruction (89 and 21.2%), and General Psychology (40 and 9.52%).

The median tuition cost in Peru, NE for a public four year colleges is $5,580 for in-state students and $5,580 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,902 students enrolled in Peru, NE, 38.3% men and 61.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,506 records, of which 66.4% were women and 33.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 101 degree-majors awarded
  2. 40 degree-majors awarded
  3. 31 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Peru, NE was General Business Administration & Management with 101 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
420 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Peru State College with 420 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 132 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Peru, NE, which is 0.458 times less than the 288 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 328 degrees mean that there were 9.94 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, 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 ($5,580) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,184) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.858% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.835% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (379k), Some college (365k), and Bachelors Degree (295k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Peru, NE was $80,200 in 2020, which is 0.349 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $60,500 to $80,200, a 32.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Peru, NE is 63.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Peru, NE have an average commute time of 15.9 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

$80,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,312
$165
Median Property Taxes
±$58

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

63.5%
Homeownership
2020
49.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 63.5% of the housing units in Peru, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.3%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity

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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$41,500
Median Household Income
± $11,947
260
Number of Households
± 71

In 2020, the median household income of the 260 households in Peru, NE declined from $41,500 from the previous year's value of $42,917.

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 $15k - $20k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Peru, NE is from Nebraska.
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2020, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.534% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (60.3%)
  2. Walked (22.5%)
  3. Carpooled (14.4%)

In 2020, 60.3% of workers in Peru, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (22.5%) and those who carpooled to work (14.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

15.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Peru, NE have a shorter commute time (15.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.92% 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

32% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Peru, NE (174 out of 543 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 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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89.9% of the population of Peru, NE has health coverage, with 58.1% on employee plans, 8.88% on Medicaid, 7.1% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 0.473% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Nebraska was $8,412 in 2014. This is a 3.43% increase from the previous year ($8,133).

Primary care physicians in Nemaha County, NE see 1392 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.144% increase from the previous year (1390 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2324 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3486 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Nebraska, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,392 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nemaha County, NE

Primary care physicians in Nemaha County, NE see an average of 1,392 patients per year. This represents a 0.144% increase from the previous year (1,390 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Nebraska across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.1% under 18 years, 53% between 18 and 34 years, 20.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 6.39% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.7% were men and 49.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.1%
Uninsured
58.1%
Employer Coverage
8.88%
Medicaid
7.1%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
0.473%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Peru, NE grew by 2.29% from 9.83% to 10.1%.

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