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Peru Township, LaSalle County, Illinois

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Peru Township, LaSalle County, Illinois

Peru Township
Location in LaSalle County
Location in LaSalle County
LaSalle County's location in Illinois
LaSalle County's location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County LaSalle
Established September 27, 1856
 • Total 17.98 sq mi (46.6 km2)
 • Land 17.48 sq mi (45.3 km2)
 • Water 0.51 sq mi (1.3 km2)  2.84%
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,732
 • Density 614.1/sq mi (237.1/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Peru Township is located in LaSalle County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 10,732 and it contained 4,971 housing units.[1] Peru Township was originally named Salisbury Township, but was changed on September 27, 1856.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 17.98 square miles (46.6 km2), of which 17.48 square miles (45.3 km2) (or 97.22%) is land and 0.51 square miles (1.3 km2) (or 2.84%) is water.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 

External links

  • US Census
  • Illinois State Archives

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