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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Peru is a town in Nebraska with a population of 910. Peru is in Nemaha County and is one of the best places to live in Nebraska. Living in Peru offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Peru there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals live in Peru and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Peru are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$58,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$509
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    57%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    3%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Peru

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,571
National
$55,322
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Peru Reviews

2 reviews
Great if you like small-town living. Friendly neighbors and fellow Peruvians. College town with a fantastic school.
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Peru is a very cute town located 45 minutes north of the Kansas boarder. It is a super cute and fun town to be in. There is not much there but there is a big sense of community and that is all you really need. You can't go anywhere without knowing someone and I think that is always the best.