- Miami County, Indiana
Miami County, IndianaMiami County courthouse in Peru, Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1834 Named for Miami tribe Seat Peru Largest City Peru Area
377.39 sq mi (977 km²)
373.84 sq mi (968 km²)
3.55 sq mi (9 km²), 0.94%
98/sq mi (37.93/km²)
Congressional district 5th Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4 Website www.MiamiCountyIN.gov Footnotes:
Indiana county number 52
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 377.39 square miles (977.4 km2), of which 373.84 square miles (968.2 km2) (or 99.06%) is land and 3.55 square miles (9.2 km2) (or 0.94%) is water.
- Fulton County (north)
- Wabash County (east)
- Grant County (southeast)
- Howard County (south)
- Cass County (west)
- U.S. Route 24
- U.S. Route 31
- Indiana State Road 16
- Indiana State Road 18
- Indiana State Road 19
- Indiana State Road 124
- Indiana State Road 218
Cities and towns
- Bennetts Switch
- Erie Township, Miami County, Indiana
- New Santa Fe
- North Grove
- Santa Fe
- South Peru
- Paw Paw
- Wagoners Station
- Allen Township
- Butler Township
- Clay Township
- Deer Creek Township
- Erie Township
- Harrison Township
- Jackson Township
- Jefferson Township
- Perry Township
- Peru Township
- Pipe Creek Township
- Richland Township
- Union Township
- Washington Township
Climate and weather
Peru, Indiana Climate chart (explanation) J F M A M J J A S O N D2.231141.936172.747273.560374.171484.280584.18361481593.275512.863403.149312.73620 Average max. and min. temperatures in °F Precipitation totals in inches Source: The Weather Channel Metric conversion J F M A M J J A S O N D55-1-10482-8698-39016310322910727141052816102271581241171174799-1692-7 Average max. and min. temperatures in °C Precipitation totals in mm
In recent years, average temperatures in Peru have ranged from a low of 14 °F (−10 °C) in January to a high of 83 °F (28 °C) in July, although a record low of −24 °F (−31 °C) was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 103 °F (39 °C) was recorded in June 1988. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.89 inches (48 mm) in February to 4.23 inches (107 mm) in June.
County Council: The county council is the legislative branch of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county. Representatives are elected from county districts. The council members serve four year terms. They are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, and special spending. The council also has limited authority to impose local taxes, in the form of an income and property tax that is subject to state level approval, excise taxes, and service taxes.
Board of Commissioners: The executive body of the county is made of a board of commissioners. The commissioners are elected county-wide, in staggered terms, and each serves a four-year term. One of the commissioners, typically the most senior, serves as president. The commissioners are charged with executing the acts legislated by the council, collecting revenue, and managing the day-to-day functions of the county government.
Court: The county maintains a small claims court that can handle some civil cases. The judge on the court is elected to a term of four years and must be a member of the Indiana Bar Association. The judge is assisted by a constable who is also elected to a four-year term. In some cases, court decisions can be appealed to the state level circuit court.
County Officials: The county has several other elected offices, including sheriff, coroner, auditor, treasurer, recorder, surveyor, and circuit court clerk Each of these elected officers serves a term of four years and oversees a different part of county government. Members elected to county government positions are required to declare party affiliations and to be residents of the county.
Historical populations Census Pop. %± 1840 3,048 — 1850 11,304 270.9% 1860 16,851 49.1% 1870 21,052 24.9% 1880 24,083 14.4% 1890 25,823 7.2% 1900 28,344 9.8% 1910 29,350 3.5% 1920 28,668 −2.3% 1930 29,032 1.3% 1940 27,926 −3.8% 1950 28,201 1.0% 1960 38,000 34.7% 1970 39,246 3.3% 1980 39,820 1.5% 1990 36,897 −7.3% 2000 36,082 −2.2% 2010 36,903 2.3% Sources: United States Department of Commerce,
Bureau of the Census, Population Division
As of the census of 2000, there were 36,082 people, 13,716 households, and 9,806 families residing in the county. The population density was 96 people per square mile (37/km²). There were 15,299 housing units at an average density of 41 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.69% White, 3.00% Black or African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 1.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.8% were of German, 25.6% American, 9.8% Irish and 9.1% English ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 13,716 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 103.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,184, and the median income for a family was $45,816. Males had a median income of $34,595 versus $21,311 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,726. About 6.00% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.90% of those under age 18 and 5.40% of those age 65 or over.
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Fulton County Cass County Wabash County Miami County, Indiana Howard County Grant County Municipalities and communities of Miami County, Indiana City Towns Townships Unincorporated
‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties
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