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Town of Peru, Vermont

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Welcome to Peru ...

The Town of Peru is located in Bennington County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, the Town of Peru has a population of 356 people<1> (see below for details).

Peru is 1,630 feet [497 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Peru: (802)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Peru had a population of 375 people. This makes Peru the county's 16th most populous community.

The population of Peru represents 0.06% of the total population of Vermont (which has 625,741 people), making it the state's 250th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 375 people, the population of Peru decreased 9.86% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 416 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Peru had an population of 356 people. This is a decrease of 5.07% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.42% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Peru ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2017
Arlington   [Map]   2,219   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Cavendish   [Map]   1,393   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Chester   [Map]   3,023   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clarendon   [Map]   2,450   N   18 miles [29 km]
Dorset   [Map]   1,946   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Londonderry   [Map]   1,691   E   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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 New York and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Peru.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Peru. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Peru.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Peru? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Peru. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Peru.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Peru - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Peru. 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Peru. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Peru

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peru. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2620, Longitude: -72.9026     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peru have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Peru.


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