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Blue River, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The Town of Blue River had a population of 924 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Blue River, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 924
Daytime Population: Workers 54
Daytime Population: Residents 414
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 468
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.51
Population in Households 924
Population in Familes 590
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 367
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $75,722
Average Household Income $95,280
Per Capita Income $39,168


Total Housing Units 764 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 251 (32.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 400 (52.4%)
Median Home Value $531,250
Average Home Value $550,398


Total Households 364
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 202
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.17% 1.2%
Households 1.11% 1.18%
Families -0.07% 1.07%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 2017 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 # 224 51st
Population Density # 313 32nd
Diversity Index # 454 1st
Median Household Income # 116 75th
Per Capita Income # 108 77th

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