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People

Total Population 7,013
Male Share of the Population 51.2%
Female Share of the Population 48.8%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,211
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 63.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,392
% Above Poverty Level 87.6%
% Below Poverty Level 12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 19.8%
Median Gross Rent $796
Median House Value $141,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18%
US/American 0%
English 8.7%
Irish 18%

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

Peru Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 123 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 197 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Clinton
Standard Zip Codes 12972
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.578
Longitude -73.527

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 PERU 2 WSW
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 31 inches
Station PLATTSBURGH AFB
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 56 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Station BURLINGTON INTL AP
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 56 F
Annual Precip 36 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Peru, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Harkness (12972)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Au Sable Forks 472 $64,375
Keeseville 1,776 $44,079

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

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Peru High Schools

PERU SHS
17 SCHOOL ST
518-643-6400
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 761 students.

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