Peru, Illinois

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Peru is a city in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 9,835 at the 2000 census. It is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Peru is located at 41°20′4″N 89°7′39″W / 41.33444°N 89.1275°W / 41.33444; -89.1275 (41.334458, -89.127385).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.7 km²), of which, 5.9 square miles (15.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.82%) is water.

Located on the Illinois River, Peru lies 3 miles (4.8 km) west of the intersection of two major interstate highways: Interstate 39 and Interstate 80. The city is also the western terminus of the historic Illinois and Michigan Canal. Starved Rock State Park, a regional tourist attraction, is located 5 miles (8.0 km) south-east of the community. Peru has a twin city on its eastern edge, LaSalle.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,835 people, 4,143 households, and 2,672 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,655.5 people per square mile (639.3/km²). There were 4,413 housing units at an average density of 742.8/sq mi (286.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.47% White, 0.32% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.08% of the population.

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