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    Aspen Dental - Peru, IL

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    USA Truck - Peru, IL

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Peru, Illinois

Peru is a city in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 9,835 at the 2000 census.

Peru Economy

The area's coal deposits helped make Peru a zinc manufacturing center in its early history . Originally zinc ore was brought down from Galena, Illinois by route of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. In terms of transportation cost, Peru was the closest point to the Galena mines with readily available coal. In recent years, Peru has evolved into a regional commercial center, boasting a 50-store shopping mall as well as several other national retailers. The area has also enjoyed the arrival of several small industrial/manufacturing firms. The completion of Interstate 39 in the early 1990s helped foster much of this new growth, making the city especially attractive to prospective distribution centers. Peru is home to the offices of Carus Chemical Company, the largest manufacturer of potassium permanganate in the world.

Peru Careers

Among the most common occupations in Peru are Sales and office occupations, 27%; Management, professional, and related occupations, 26%; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 17%. Approximately 80 percent of workers in Peru, Illinois work for companies, 9 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Peru Industries

The leading industries in Peru, Illinois are Educational, health and social services, 22%; Manufacturing, 17%; and Retail trade, 14%. Simply Hired's Peru job listings indicate that the following industries in Peru are hiring the most workers:

Peru Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Peru, Illinois is $30,842, and the median income of households in Peru was $37,060.

Average Salaries in Peru, IL

Peru, IL


According to our Peru Trends data, the number of Peru, Illinois jobs has increased by 31% since April 2013.
Peru job trends

Peru Employment Statistics

Population of Peru
Total population 9,835
Male 47.31%
Female 52.69%
Median age 40.9
Peru Housing
Owner-occupied homes 75.2%
Median cost of a home $85,700
Median mortgage payment $503
Renter-occupied homes 24.8%
Vacant housing 6.1%
Median monthly rent $484
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $39,722
Median for all female full-time $21,961
Household Income
Less than $10,000 6%
$10,000 to $14,999 9%
$15,000 to $24,999 18%
$25,000 to $34,999 14%
$35,000 to $49,999 17%
$50,000 to $74,999 22%
$75,000 to $99,999 7%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12%
High school graduate 31%
Some college, no degree 25%
Associate's degree 9%
Bachelor's degree 11%
Graduate degree 6%
Marital Status
Never married 22%
Currently married 59%
Separated 1%
Widowed 9%
Divorced 9%
White 97%
Black or African American 0%
Asian 1%
Other 1%
Peru Commute
Carpool 9.5%
Public transportation 0.5%
Average travel time 18 minutes

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