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Blue Rapids, Kansas - Basic Facts

Blue Rapids is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Blue Rapids.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Marshall County at latitude 39.6819 and longitude -96.6597. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,155 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Blue Rapids (see map) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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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, 2014 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 # 204 70th
Population Density1 # 481 28th
Diversity Index2 # 478 29th
Median Household Income # 381 43rd
Per Capita Income # 387 43rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Blue Rapids, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 990
Population in Households 955
Population in Familes 771
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 499
Diversity Index2 11
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 406
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 261
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 465 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 311 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $74,464
Average Home Value $94,212
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,217
Average Household Income $55,641
Per Capita Income $22,804
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.68% -0.57%
Households -0.51% -0.5%
Families -0.18% -0.7%
Median Household Income   3.95%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
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.

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