Peru strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maine):
Low Rate of Poverty
Comparing Peru to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maine (State):
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|Male Share of the Population|
|Age of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Portion of People Married|
|Average Household Size|
|People Above Poverty|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|Median Family Income|
|College Educated Adults|
|Working at Home|
|Short Commute Times|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|Housing Recently Built|
|Affordability of Rents|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|People Living Alone|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|Nearest Medium City||58 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||152 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts|
|Standard Zip Codes||04290|
|Phone Area Codes||207|
|Time Zone||Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Station||RUMFORD 1 SSE|
|Jan Temp||7 to 27 F|
|Apr Temp||32 to 52 F|
|Jul Temp||57 to 79 F|
|Oct Temp||37 to 57 F|
|Annual Precip||44.9 inches|
|Jan Temp||12 to 29 F|
|Apr Temp||35 to 54 F|
|Jul Temp||61 to 82 F|
|Oct Temp||40 to 58 F|
|Annual Precip||45.7 inches|
|Jan Temp||4 to 26 F|
|Apr Temp||31 to 51 F|
|Jul Temp||56 to 79 F|
|Oct Temp||36 to 56 F|
|Annual Precip||39.5 inches|
|Average Family Size||2.98|
|American Indian & Alaskan||5||0.3%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||6||0.4%|
|Est. 2005 Population||1,537|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|French (except Basque)||14.8%|
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||4%|
According to the US Postal Service, Peru, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:West Peru (04290)
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