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East Peru, Iowa
City
Post office in East Peru
Post office in East Peru
Location of East Peru, Iowa
Location of East Peru, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Madison
Area
 • Total 0.94 sq mi (2.43 km2)
 • Land 0.94 sq mi (2.43 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 958 ft (292 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 125
 • Estimate (2012) 124
 • Density 133.0/sq mi (51.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50222
FIPS code 19-23790
GNIS feature ID 0465583

East Peru is a city in Madison County, Iowa, United States. The population was 125 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

East Peru had its start in the year 1887 by the building of the railroad through that territory.

Geography

East Peru is located at 41°13′38″N 93°55′31″W / 41.22722°N 93.92528°W / 41.22722; -93.92528 (41.227089, -93.925172).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.94 square miles (2.43 km2), all of it land.

East Peru is the birthplace of the Red Delicious cultivar of apple.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 252 —    
1910 371 +47.2%
1920 253 −31.8%
1930 304 +20.2%
1940 267 −12.2%
1950 204 −23.6%
1960 173 −15.2%
1970 184 +6.4%
1980 124 −32.6%
1990 132 +6.5%
2000 153 +15.9%
2010 125 −18.3%
2014 122 −2.4%
2015 122 +0.0%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 125 people, 47 households, and 38 families residing in the city. The population density was 133.0 inhabitants per square mile (51.4/km2). There were 51 housing units at an average density of 54.3 per square mile (21.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 47 households of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 19.1% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 45.5 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 1.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 32% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 153 people, 53 households, and 46 families residing in the city. The population density was 163.3 people per square mile (62.8/km²). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 61.9 per square mile (23.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.42% White, 0.65% Native American, and 3.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.92% of the population.

There were 53 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.5% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.2% were non-families. 11.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 112.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,083, and the median income for a family was $32,083. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $20,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,756. About 13.3% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 10.0% of those sixty five or over.

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