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Peru is a city in Nemaha County.
The community was named for Peru, IL.
The latitude of Peru is 40.474N. The longitude is -95.733W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,083 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 569.
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30% 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 $14,637, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Peru residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Peru, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $280. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $557.
Nemaha County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Peru political report.
The average commute time for Peru workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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