Peru employment information

IndexPeruNebraskaNational
Income per capita$15,306$27,339$28,555
Median household income$40,086$52,400$53,482
Median income owner occupied$58,000$66,950$68,142
Median income renter occupied$21,250$31,539$33,219
Median earnings male$6,988$34,967$36,116
Median earnings female$5,648$23,440$25,692
Unemployment rate6.6%3.8%5.8%
Poverty level19.9%12.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Peru is 46% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Peru is 25% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Peru is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Peru is 27% higher than the national average.

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Peru median earnings by income bracket

Peru employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.7%0.0%
Manufacturing sector13.3%7.8%
Financial & insurance services0.0%3.4%
Wholesale & retail services11.0%13.4%
Public administration1.1%1.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.2%1.1%
Education, health & social services39.2%45.8%
Other15.5%34.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Riverton, IA348$52,5962%
Watson, MO86$51,2504%
Auburn, NE3,426$47,26912%
Nebraska City, NE7,279$44,83816%
Brownville, NE141$43,12519%
Peru, NE874$40,08625%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Flemington, GA874$85,67760%
Rock Island, WA874$42,50021%
Oak Grove, TX874$80,97251%
Pawnee City, NE874$28,25047%
Loyalton, CA874$43,00020%
Peru, NE874$40,08625%
Source: The Peru, NE employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.