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Living In Peru, NY

A small town in New York, Peru has just over 1,000 residents. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (25%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young professionals appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just over 45, is older than most cities in New York. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 18% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $871 per month, which is $409 per month less than the state average.

Peru has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 12% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 12% have earned a Bachelor's degree. There are three primary industries in Peru: education, public administration, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 27% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of residents work in management, making it the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of almost $78,000, Peru workers bring in about the same as their peers elsewhere in New York. Peru, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.

Peru residents have an average commute of about 22 minutes, quicker than the state average of about 38 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 42% of commuters, while public transportation is not used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.

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