Peru employment information

IndexPeruIndianaNational
Income per capita$17,213$24,558$28,051
Median household income$32,888$48,374$53,046
Median income owner occupied$37,254$59,986$67,062
Median income renter occupied$22,294$26,906$32,212
Median earnings male$28,495$34,960$35,771
Median earnings female$14,027$22,318$25,299
Unemployment rate9.0%6.1%6.0%
Poverty level20.1%14.7%14.9%

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  • The income per capita in Peru is 39% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Peru is 38% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Peru is 51% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Peru is 35% higher than the national average.

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Peru median earnings by income bracket

Peru employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.1%1.1%
Manufacturing sector26.6%1.2%
Financial & insurance services1.4%3.6%
Wholesale & retail services16.0%12.4%
Public administration7.2%4.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.0%0.4%
Education, health & social services8.2%37.4%
Other20.5%29.0%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Mier, IN169$49,8216%
Fulton, IN248$48,1949%
Mexico, IN687$47,42811%
Galveston, IN1,212$47,22211%
Denver, IN476$47,08311%
Peru, IN11,475$32,88838%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Yeadon, PA11,477$46,46512%
Gloucester City, NJ11,468$55,2414%
Cedar Lake, IN11,484$59,09011%
Powell, OH11,466$133,133151%
Purdue University, IN11,487$19,91962%
Peru, IN11,475$32,88838%
Source: The Peru, IN employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.