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13.9% growth
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22.2% growth
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13.6% growth
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5.69% decline


The economy of Peru, NE employs 494 people. The economy of Peru, NE is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 8.39; 5.19; and 2.89 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Peru, NE are Educational Services (133), Retail trade (79), and Accommodation & Food Service (39), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,833), Educational Services ($15,250), and Healthcare & Social Assistance ($11,771).

Median household income in Peru, NE is $51,146. Males in Peru, NE have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,526. The income inequality of Peru, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.395 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Peru, NE. In Nemaha County, NE the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 70 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,289. Douglas County, NE has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Nebraska.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Peru, NE is from the county of Nemaha County, NE.

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Peru, NE is home to a population of 968 people, from which 97.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Peru, NE is composed of 799 White residents (82.5%), 69 Hispanic residents (7.13%), 65 Black residents (6.71%), 32 Two+ residents (3.31%), and 2 Hawaiian residents (0.21%). The most common foreign languages in Peru, NE are Spanish (22 speakers), Russian (7 speakers), and African Languages (3 speakers), but compared to other places, Peru, NE has a relative high number of Russian (7 speakers), African Languages (3 speakers), and Spanish (22 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Peru, NE awarded 408 degrees. The student population of Peru, NE is skewed towards females, with 145 male students and 263 female students. Most students in Peru, NE are White (367 and 90%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (9 and 2.21%), Two or more races (8 and 1.96%), and Unknown (7 and 1.72%). The largest universities in Peru, NE by number of graduates are Peru State College (408 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Peru, NE are Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (47 and 11.5%), General Business Administration & Management (46 and 11.3%), and General Psychology (37 and 9.1%). The median tuition costs in Peru, NE are N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,800 and $4,800 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Peru, NE is $51,400, which is 0.25 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $54,500 to $51,400, a 5.69% increase. The homeownership rate of Peru, NE is 58.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Peru, NE have an average commute time of 13.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Peru, NE is higher than the national average, with an average of 5+ cars per household.


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