WASHINGTON – Americans of Peruvian origin account for 1.2 percent of the Hispanic population of the United States, and are found in the greatest concentration in Florida, New Jersey and New York.
Both the educational attainment and average individual earnings of Peruvian Americans are higher than those of Hispanic Americans overall. Thirty percent of Peruvians in America over age 25 have at least a bachelor’s degree, and the average individual income is $24,000. Both figures are approximately the same as those for Americans in general.
Peruvians have organized more than other Hispanic groups in America, according to The Encyclopedia Latina, with associations to help new immigrants maintain cultural values, manage adaptation pressures and organize politically.