Peru

    Religious Affiliation
    Chart source: Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project, 2010
    Total Population
    32,551,815 1
    Urban
    77.9% 1
    Rural
    22.1% 1
    Immigrants as % of Population
    3.7% 2
    Homicides
    5.71 per 100,000 people (global median: 5.8) 3
    Level of Public Corruption
    33 (100 is very clean, 0 is highly corrupt) 4
    Gender Gap Ranking based on economy, health, education, and politics
    34 (146 is the lowest ranked country; 1 is the highest ranked country) 8
    Fertility Rate
    2.20 live births per woman 5
    Under-Five Mortality Rate
    14.00 deaths per 1,000 live births 5
    Life Expectancy at Birth
    72 years 5
    Male Youth Literacy Rate (15-24 years)
    100% 5
    Female Youth Literacy Rate (15-24 years)
    99% 5
    Internet Users
    75% 6
    GDP per Capita
    US$6,978 5
    Population Living Below US$2.15 per Day
    2.7% 7
    Religious Freedom: Government Restrictions Index (GRI)
    1.6 - Low
    Religious Freedom: Social Hostilities Index (SHI)
    0.1 - Low

    These statistics are derived from the Vatican's official publication, Statistical Yearbook of the Church 2020 (Vatican City: Librera Editrice Vaticana, 2022). The numbers may differ from data reported by other sources on this site.

    Baptized Catholics
    29,786,000
    Baptized Catholics as % of Total Population
    91.30
    Baptisms per Year (Under age 7)
    197,585
    Baptisms per Year (Over age 7)
    106,332
    First Communions per Year
    202,703
    Confirmations per Year
    179,141
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Primary Schools
    188,631
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Secondary Schools
    184,184
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Higher Education
    98,236
    Church Marriages per Year
    26,037
    Church Marriages in Which Both Spouses are Catholics
    25,556
    Priests
    3,292
    Women Religious (Nuns & Sisters)
    5,109
    Catholics per Priest
    9,048
    Parishes
    1,670
    Mission Stations (no resident priests)
    2,750
    Catholic Hospitals
    47
    Homes for Aged, Handicapped, Invalids
    89