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People

Total Population 872
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 10.3%
Employed Population 16+ 505
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 62.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,833
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 18.9%
Median Gross Rent $692
Median House Value $183,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
US/American 0%
English 18.6%
Irish 23.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Peru Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles NW of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Berkshire
Metro Area Pittsfield
Standard Zip Codes 01235
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.438
Longitude -73.046

Peru Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CUMMINGTON HILL
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station AMHERST
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station GREAT BARRINGTON 5 SW
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Becket 1,739 $70,694
Dalton 6,709 $62,212
Hinsdale 2,093 $74,485
Middlefield 511 $90,000
Washington 555 $71,625
Windsor 905 $94,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Peru Public Libraries

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Peru Library
MAIN ROAD
Peru, Massachusetts
(413) 655-8650

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