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New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.
Peru is a town in Clinton County in the U.S. state of New York. The population of the town was 6,370 at the 2000 census. The town was named Peru because its mountainous nature suggested that country. The town of Peru is in the eastern part of the county. Long gone is most of the timber and iron related industries and the many mills that once lined the banks of Peru's rivers.
The town was first settled in 1772. Peru was formed from parts of the town of Plattsburgh and the town of Willsboro now in Essex County, New York in 1792. In 1838 part of the town was used to form the towns of Au Sable and Black Brook. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 239.3 square kilometers, out of which 205.5 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 33.8 square kilometers of it is occupied by water. The eastern part of the town ends in Lake Champlain and that town line is the border of Vermont.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.3 percent under the age of 18, 6.5 percent from 18 to 24, 30.4 percent  from 25 to 44, 23.2 percent from 45 to 64, and 11.5 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males. Communities and locations in Peru are Clark Corners, Cromie Corners, Lapham Mills, Valcour and many more.
Peru can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places. It is a town known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages.

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