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Demographics

People

Total Population1,232
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens18.8%
Employed Population 16+566
Age of the Population51

Families

% of people married54.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.6%
Median Earnings25+$28,889
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$45,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,237

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,875
% Above Poverty Level93.5%
% Below Poverty Level6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.2%
Median Gross Rent$744
Median House Value$124,700

Ancestry

French Except Basque19.3%
English16.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.6%
Canadian11.2%
Irish10.5%
Scottish7.2%
Italian6.2%
German4.5%
Lithuanian3.9%
Swedish1.7%
Dutch1.1%
Polish0.8%
Greek0.7%
Russian0.4%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
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Peru Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oxford County
Standard Zip Codes4290
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.5
Approximate Longitude-70.4

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)

StationRUMFORD 1 SSE
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp7 to 27 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp37 to 57 F
Annual Precip44.9 inches
StationLEWISTON
Distance29.6 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationMADISON
Distance32.8 miles
Jan Temp4 to 26 F
Apr Temp31 to 51 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp36 to 56 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Canton808$63,750
Dixfield1,051$41,250
Jay4,720$67,063
Mexico1,589$38,958
Rumford4,111$36,780
Sumner1,157$50,667

Peru Public Schools

Dirigo Elementary School
117 Auburn Road
ZIP: 4290
(207) 562-4207
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
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