Miami County Economic Development Group Quality of Life


Beautiful lakes, parks, golf courses, museums, antique shops, theater, and more surround Miami County. The City of Peru is home to the Peru Amateur Youth Circus and the International Circus Hall of Fame. Peru's circus heritage dates back to the 19th century when famous circuses like Hagenback Wallace used Peru for winter quartering. Mississinewa Lake, with a summer pool of 3,180 acres, is home to the best fishing, boating, and camping in Indiana. A short drive to the south and you're in Indianapolis enjoying a professional basketball or football game, or cheering on your favorite at the Indy 500 or Brickyard 400 race.

Real Estate

Housing and utility costs are some of the lowest in the mid-west. Average costs for a single-family home range between $65,000 to $200,000 depending on type, location, and acreage. Ample land is also available to build the home of your dreams.


Miami County supports an excellent medical system. Dukes Memorial Hospital, a member of the Lutheran Health Network, offers 60 licensed beds, staffed by 400+ professional caregivers. This facility boasts State of the Art Technology and highly trained professionals to handle nearly any medical need. Likewise, area physicians are highly qualified in a multitude of specialties. In addition, Kokomo, St. Josephs, Logansport, and Wabash hospitals are all within 20-30 minutes of Peru, Miami County.

Cost of Living/Housing

  • Average Wage Across all Industries $31,577
  • Average Housing Cost $71,000

Primary Education

The four school systems serving Miami County operate 20 schools:
13 elementary, 3 middle, and 4 high schools.

For more information on Miami County Schools, CLICK HERE!                                    


  Ivy Tech State College - On the Grissom Aeroplex, Peru, and in Kokomo.
  • Offers AAS degrees, Certifications/Licensing, and Business and Industry Training tailored to meet business needs.
  Indiana University - Kokomo - 15 miles
  • Offers AS, BS, and Certification in Labor Studies
  • Offers AS in Business Studies
  • Offers BS degrees in Business and Economic programs such as:
    • Marketing
    • Accounting
    • Management/Business Administration
  • Offers MBA in Business Administration

Indiana University - Purdue Programs - Kokomo - 15 miles

  • Offers AS degree programs in:
    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Technical Graphics
  • Offers AS/BS degree programs in:
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Organization Leadership/Supervision
  Indiana Wesleyan - Kokomo - 15 miles

In addition, Miami County is approximately 1.5 hours drive to: