Income/capita 9%
Household income 16%
Unemployment 16%
Income per capita$27,032$31,502$29,829
Median household income$46,295$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,044$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,056$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$39,289$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$21,716$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate3.9%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level8.0%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Peru is 9% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Peru is 16% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Peru is 16% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Peru is 47% lower than the national average

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      Peru median earnings by income bracket

      Peru employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.2%0.4%
      Manufacturing sector20.5%1.7%
      Financial & insurance services2.4%8.0%
      Wholesale & retail services12.4%14.5%
      Public administration4.5%4.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.7%1.8%
      Education, health & social services12.1%33.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      McNabb, IL305$73,50033%
      Hollowayville, IL52$71,87530%
      Cedar Point, IL335$62,81314%
      Arlington, IL199$61,87512%
      Ladd, IL1,178$61,34611%
      Peru, IL9,913$46,29516%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Oregon, WI9,912$76,48038%
      Monmouth, OR9,919$35,29536%
      Brookdale, NJ9,919$109,31598%
      Waldwick, NJ9,922$110,08999%
      Essex Junction, VT9,922$61,62011%
      Peru, IL9,913$46,29516%
      Source: The Peru, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).