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The Town of Blue River had a population of 893 as of July 1, 2021. 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 39.4297 and longitude -106.0439 in Summit County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Blue River 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 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.


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Blue River, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 893 (100%)
Population in Households 893 (100.0%)
Population in Families 566 (63.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 363
Diversity Index2 10
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $98,682
Average Household Income $118,081
% of Income for Mortgage4 29%
Per Capita Income $49,224
Wealth Index5 113
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 786 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227 (28.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 429 (54.6%)
Median Home Value $682,796
Average Home Value $719,248
Housing Affordability Index3 95
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 357
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 196
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.46% 1.18%
Households 0.57% 1.26%
Families -0.31% 1.2%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
Owner Occupied HU   1.54%

Blue River, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue River to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 228 51st
Population Density # 321 30th
Median Household Income # 85 82nd
Housing Affordability Index # 169 37th
Per Capita Income # 91 80th
Diversity Index # 454 1st

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