Blue River, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Blue River, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The Town of Blue River had a population of 852 as of July 1, 2016. Blue River ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Blue River is located at latitude 39.4485 and longitude -106.0368 in Summit County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Blue River (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Summit County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 10,036 feet.

The Town of Blue River (GNIS ID: 2411700) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Blue River is located within Breckenridge Division of Summit County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blue River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Blue River, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 852
Population in Households 852
Population in Familes 545
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 339
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 343
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 190
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 739 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 236 (31.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 106 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 396 (53.6%)
Median Home Value $497,917
Average Home Value $550,318


Median Household Income $74,742
Average Household Income $94,956
Per Capita Income $40,007
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.21%
Households 0.33% 0.4%
Families -1.05% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Blue River, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue River to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 231 50th
Population Density1 # 321 30th
Diversity Index2 # 454 1st
Median Household Income # 107 77th
Per Capita Income # 88 81st

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