A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Peru ...
The location of Peru has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Peru has a population of 1,511 people<3> (see below for details).
Peru is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Peru lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Peru is within the boundaries of the (207) area code.
The ZIP code for Peru: 04290<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Peru had an population of 1,511 people. This is a decrease of 1.95% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.26% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Peru had a population of 1,541 people. This makes Peru the county's 14th most populous community.
The population of Peru represents 0.12% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 201st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,541 people, the population of Peru increased 1.72% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,515 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Peru.
Adding Peru to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Peru in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Peru elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Peru on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Peru ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Peru - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York (2), North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Peru.
Communities near Peru ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Peru.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Peru. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Peru.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Peru. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Peru.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Peru. See our Newspapers Page for Peru.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Peru ...
Looking for more information about Peru? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Peru, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Peru.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Peru. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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This page was last modified: 25 Feb 2021