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Peru is a town in Bennington County, in the Bennington metro area.
The community was named for the South American country.
The latitude of Peru is 43.229N. The longitude is -72.898W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,647 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 416.
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11% of Peru residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Peru ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Peru was $28,546, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of Peru residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Peru, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $475. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $975.
The average commute time for Peru workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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