East Peru, Iowa

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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
Coordinates: 41°13′38″N 93°55′31″W / 41.22722°N 93.92528°W / 41.22722; -93.92528Coordinates: 41°13′38″N 93°55′31″W / 41.22722°N 93.92528°W / 41.22722; -93.92528
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Madison
Area[1]
 • 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)[2]
 • Total 125
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 126
 • Density 133/sq mi (51.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
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[edit]

East Peru had its start in the year 1887 by the building of the railroad through that territory.[4]

Geography[edit]

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).[5]

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.[1]

East Peru is the birthplace of the Red Delicious cultivar of apple.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1900252—    
1910371+47.2%
1920253−31.8%
1930304+20.2%
1940267−12.2%
1950204−23.6%
1960173−15.2%
1970184+6.4%
1980124−32.6%
1990132+6.5%
2000153+15.9%
2010125−18.3%
2016126+0.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] 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[edit]

As of the census[7] 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.

Government[edit]

East Peru is administered by a mayor and council. The mayor is Dan Luke.[8]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Mark Pearson (journalist) (1957-2012), agricultural journalist and television personality, resident of East Peru from 1995 until his death[9]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Mueller, Herman A. (1915). History of Madison County, Iowa, and Its People, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 310.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ East Peru, Iowa League of Cities. Accessed 2009-03-16.
  9. ^ "Mark Pearson: Obituary," Des Moines Register, June 6, 2012.