Peru employment information

IndexPeruIndianaNational
Income per capita$18,757$24,953$28,555
Median household income$33,713$48,737$53,482
Median income owner occupied$36,800$60,618$68,142
Median income renter occupied$24,568$27,534$33,219
Median earnings male$29,179$35,272$36,116
Median earnings female$16,476$22,933$25,692
Unemployment rate8.1%5.7%5.8%
Poverty level21.3%15.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Peru is 34% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Peru is 37% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Peru is 39% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Peru is 36% higher than the national average.

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Peru median earnings by income bracket

Peru employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.1%1.6%
Manufacturing sector23.4%1.2%
Financial & insurance services1.5%2.7%
Wholesale & retail services18.6%13.8%
Public administration8.8%4.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.8%0.4%
Education, health & social services8.6%40.9%
Other16.6%25.3%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Mier, IN162$52,1672%
Mexico, IN706$51,5284%
Denver, IN544$50,1396%
Somerset, IN437$49,2198%
Galveston, IN1,149$47,60411%
Peru, IN11,199$33,71337%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
West Point, MS11,200$26,78450%
Springdale, OH11,201$49,7577%
Woodinville, WA11,201$97,60482%
Ridgefield, NJ11,191$69,46630%
Merriam, KS11,191$55,1033%
Peru, IN11,199$33,71337%
Source: The Peru, IN employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.