Peru, NE

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Population

910

5.99% decline

Poverty Rate

35.2%


Median Age

22.7


Median Household Income

$48,571

5.03% decline

Number of Employees

491

0.607% decline

Median Property Value

$58,100

13% growth

About

In 2017, Peru, NE had a population of 910 people with a median age of 22.7 and a median household income of $48,571. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Peru, NE declined from 968 to 910, a -5.99% decrease and its median household income declined from $51,146 to $48,571, a -5.03% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Peru, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.48%), White (Hispanic) (5.93%), Two or More Races (Hispanic) (1.98%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.21%). N/A% of the people in Peru, NE speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Peru, NE are Peru State College (507 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Peru, NE is $58,100, and the homeownership rate is 62.2%. Most people in Peru, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Peru, NE is 5 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Peru, NE employs 491 people. The largest industries in Peru, NE are Educational Services (133 people), Retail Trade (81 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (39 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($48,125), Public Administration ($43,125), and Construction ($41,964).

Median household income in Peru, NE is $48,571. Males in Peru, NE have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,865. The income inequality in Peru, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,571

2017 value

± $11,963

-5.03%

1 Year Growth

± 35.2%

Households in Peru, NE have a median annual income of $48,571, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,146 in 2016, which represents a -5.03% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,849

Average Male Salary

± $2,084

$42,865

Average Female Salary

± $1,555

In 2017, full-time male employees in Nebraska made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Nebraska by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $46,766 ± $9,518

  2. White

    $44,931 ± $1,266

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $34,147 ± $19,585

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nebraska workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Peru, NE is from Nebraska.

0.446

2017 Wage GINI

0.447

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.446 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.189% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Nebraska across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Peru, NE was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Peru, NE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

35.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Peru, NE (220 out of 625 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    179 ± 81

  2. Hispanic

    30 ± 48

  3. Black

    20 ± 48

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Peru, NE is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

491

2017 Value

± 96

-0.607%

1 Year decline

± 28.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Peru, NE declined at a rate of -0.607%, from 494 employees to 491 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Peru, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (77 people), Sales & Related Occupations (56 people), and Management Occupations (51 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Peru, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Peru, NE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (77 people), Sales & Related Occupations (56 people), and Management Occupations (51 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Peru, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (4.9 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.92 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Peru, NE, by median earnings, are Production Occupations ($50,313), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($46,250), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($45,694).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

491

2017 Value

± 96

-0.607%

1 Year decline

± 28.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Peru, NE declined at a rate of -0.607%, from 494 employees to 491 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Peru, NE, are Educational Services (133 people), Retail Trade (81 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (39 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Peru, NE, though some of these residents may live in Peru, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Peru, NE, by number of employees, are Educational Services (133 people), Retail Trade (81 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (39 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Peru, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.48 times higher than expected), Utilities (4 times), and Educational Services (2.92 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Peru, NE, by median earnings, are Utilities ($48,125), Public Administration ($43,125), and Construction ($41,964).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.4B

  2. $22.4B

  3. $12.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.4B, followed by Meat/seafood ($22.4B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($12.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Nebraska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$162B

2020 Value

$229B

Projected 2045 Value

41.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nebraska trade was $162B. This is expected to increase 41.8% to $229B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Nebraska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.3B

  2. $10B

  3. $9.14B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $13.3B, followed by Kansas with $10B and California and $9.14B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nebraska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.5% of the population of Peru, NE has health coverage, with 63.3% on employee plans, 7.63% on Medicaid, 4.76% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 0.664% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Peru, NE was $8,412 in 2014. This is a 3.43% increase from the previous year ($8,133).

Primary care physicians in Peru, NE see 1409 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.81% decrease from the previous year (1435 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2324 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.5%). Additionally, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,409 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Nemaha County, NE see an average of 1,409 patients per year. This represents a 1.81% decrease from the previous year (1,435 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nemaha County, NE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,412

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,536

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,964

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,956

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Nebraska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.43%, from $8,133 to $8,412.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.52%

Uninsured

63.3%

Employer Coverage

7.63%

Medicaid

4.76%

Medicare

15.2%

Non-Group

0.664%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Peru, NE grew by 20.8% from 7.05% to 8.52%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Peru, NE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.5% prevalence

  2. 14.8% prevalence

  3. 13.5% prevalence

Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nebraska, at 16.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Nebraska by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Peru, NE is home to a population of 910 people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.18% of Peru, NE residents were born outside of the country (38 people).

In 2017, there were 12.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (758 people) in Peru, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 59 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 54 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

23

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

26

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Peru, NE was 22.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 26. But people in Peru, NE are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Peru, NE residents was 23.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

38 people

3.41%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

33 people

As of 2017, 4.18% of Peru, NE residents (38 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Peru, NE was 3.41%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    47,787 ± 5,299 people

  2. Guatemala

    8,331 ± 2,236 people

  3. Vietnam

    6,596 ± 1,990 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 47,787 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 8,331 and Vietnam with 6,596.

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Citizenship

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Peru, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Peru, NE was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Peru, NE

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    758 ± 106

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    59 ± 26

  3. White (Hispanic)

    54 ± 34

In 2017, there were 12.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (758 people) in Peru, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 59 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 54 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Peru, NE as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    26 ± 23

  2. Vietnam

    10 ± 15

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    6 ± 11

Peru, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Peru, NE awarded 507 degrees. The student population of Peru, NE is skewed towards women, with 929 male students and 1,420 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Peru, NE are White (435 and 86.3%), followed by Black or African American (26 and 5.16%), Hispanic or Latino (21 and 4.17%), and Two or More Races (8 and 1.59%).

The largest universities in Peru, NE by number of degrees awarded are Peru State College (507 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Peru, NE are Curriculum & Instruction (158 and 31.2%), General Business Administration & Management (67 and 13.2%), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (47 and 9.27%).

The median tuition costs in Peru, NE are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,160 and $5,160 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Peru, NE was General Business Administration & Management with 67 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Peru, NE according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

507 degrees awarded

$5,160

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Peru, NE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Peru State College with 507 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

175

Degrees Awarded to Men

332

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 175 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Peru, NE, which is 0.527 times less than the 332 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    435 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    21 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Peru, NE were to White students. These 435 degrees mean that there were 16.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 26 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Peru, NE was $58,100 in 2017, which is 0.253 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $51,400 to $58,100, a 13% increase. The homeownership rate in Peru, NE is 62.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Peru, NE have an average commute time of 13.9 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.

Housing

Property Value

$58,100

2017 Median

± $12,378

$51,400

2016 Median

± $8,981

In 2017, the median property value in Peru, NE grew to to $58,100 from the previous year's value of $51,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Peru, NE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Peru, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Household Income

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$48,571

Median Household Income

± $11,963

230

Number of Households

± 50

In 2017, the median household income of the 230 households in Peru, NE declined from $48,571 from the previous year's value of $51,146.

The following chart displays the households in Peru, NE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Peru, NE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Peru, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.2%

2017 Homeownership

58.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.2% of the housing units in Peru, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Peru, NE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

13.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Peru, NE have a shorter commute time (13.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.07% of the workforce in Peru, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    63.7%

  2. Walked

    22%

  3. Carpooled

    9.68%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Peru, NE was Drove Alone (63.7%), followed by those who Walked (22%) and those who Carpooled (9.68%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

5 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Peru, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Peru, NE have 5 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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