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Welcome to Peru ...

The Town of Peru is located in Clinton 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, the Town of Peru has a population of 6,905 people<3> (see below for details).

Peru is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Peru lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Peru: (518)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Peru had an population of 6,905 people. This is a decrease of 1.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Peru had a population of 6,998 people (or 8.52% of the total population of Clinton County). This makes Peru the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Peru represents 0.04% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 346th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,998 people, the population of Peru increased 9.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,370 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Peru.

Communities Also Named Peru ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Peru - they are located in Vermont and Wisconsin.

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.

  • Burlington [Chittenden County]
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    • Burlington [Chittenden County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Peru
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,899 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<6>
  • Plattsburgh [Clinton County]
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    • Plattsburgh [Clinton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Peru
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,221 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plattsburgh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plattsburgh<6>
  • Colchester [Chittenden County]
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    • Colchester [Chittenden County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Peru
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,102 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Plattsburgh [Clinton County]
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    • Plattsburgh [Clinton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Peru
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,823 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plattsburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Winooski [Chittenden County]
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      • Winooski [Chittenden County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Peru
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winooski have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winooski<6>
    • Beekmantown [Clinton County]
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      • Beekmantown [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Peru
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,441 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beekmantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dannemora [Clinton County]
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      • Dannemora [Clinton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Peru
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,449 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dannemora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chazy [Clinton County]
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      • Chazy [Clinton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Peru
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,114 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chazy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Saranac [Clinton County]
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      • Saranac [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Peru
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,918 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saranac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dannemora [Clinton County]
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      • Dannemora [Clinton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Peru
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dannemora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dannemora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dannemora<6>

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Peru, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Peru.

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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 Clinton County: www.co.clinton.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Clinton, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 PeruOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peru. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5806, Longitude: -73.5565       In this case, the coordinates for Peru have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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