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Blue Rapids, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Blue Rapids had a population of 972 as of July 1, 2016. Blue Rapids ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Blue Rapids is located at latitude 39.6784 and longitude -96.6589 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blue Rapids (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,155 feet.

The City of Blue Rapids (GNIS ID: 2394205) 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.

The City of Blue Rapids is located within Township of Blue Rapids City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marshall County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blue Rapids 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 Rapids, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 972
Population in Households 937
Population in Familes 757
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 490
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 401
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 257
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 465 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 310 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $72,423
Average Home Value $102,184


Median Household Income $36,181
Average Household Income $44,560
Per Capita Income $18,559
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.75% -0.65%
Households -0.55% -0.5%
Families -0.37% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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 Rapids, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Rapids to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 208 69th
Population Density1 # 482 28th
Diversity Index2 # 504 25th
Median Household Income # 616 8th
Per Capita Income # 634 6th

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