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Peru is a city in Nemaha County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 569 at the 2000 census.



Peru State College, the first college in Nebraska, is located in Peru.


Peru is located at 40°28′48″N 95°43′53″W / 40.480055°N 95.731286°W / 40.480055; -95.731286 (40.480055, -95.731286).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 569 people, 246 households, and 132 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,060.5 people per square mile (406.8/km2). There were 290 housing units at an average density of 540.5/sq mi (207.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.66% White, 0.35% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 1.76% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.99% of the population.

There were 246 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.3% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 22.3% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.7 males.

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