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Welcome to Peru ...

Peru is located in Oxford County<1>.

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.

  • Farmington [Franklin County]
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    • Farmington [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Peru
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,762 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<7>
  • Turner [Androscoggin County]
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    • Turner [Androscoggin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Peru
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,846 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turner<7>
  • Rumford [Oxford County]
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    • Rumford [Oxford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Peru
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,744 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rumford<7>
  • Paris [Oxford County]
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    • Paris [Oxford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Peru
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,152 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jay [Franklin County]
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      • Jay [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Peru
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,623 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jay<7>
    • Wilton [Franklin County]
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      • Wilton [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Peru
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,960 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilton<7>
    • Livermore Falls [Androscoggin County]
    • Mexico [Oxford County]
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      • Mexico [Oxford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Peru
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,629 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mexico have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexico
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mexico<7>
    • Leeds [Androscoggin County]
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      • Leeds [Androscoggin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Peru
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leeds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leeds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leeds<7>
    • Livermore [Androscoggin County]
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      • Livermore [Androscoggin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Peru
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livermore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livermore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livermore<7>

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 ...

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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.

The official website for Oxford County: www.oxfordcounty.org/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Oxford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Peru.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Peru - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Peru). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Peru or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Peru) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Peru. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Peru

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peru. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5067, Longitude: -70.4053       In this case, the coordinates for Peru have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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