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Blue Rapids, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Blue Rapids had a population of 929 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Blue Rapids is located at latitude 39.6819 and longitude -96.6597 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blue Rapids 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.


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Blue Rapids, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Blue Rapids, KS Housing Affordability Index is 265
State of Kansas Housing Affordability Index is 158
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Blue Rapids, KS Wealth Index is 48
State of Kansas Wealth Index is 85
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 929 (100%)
Population in Households 894 (96.2%)
Population in Families 719 (77.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 35 ( 3.8%)
Population Density 468
Diversity Index2 12
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,508
Average Household Income $53,262
Per Capita Income $21,656
Wealth Index4 48

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 305 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $78,186
Housing Affordability Index3 265
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 381
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 243
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 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.
  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 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.99% -1.03%
Households -0.92% -0.96%
Families -0.85% -1.01%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

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, 2019 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 # 217 68th
Population Density # 487 28th
Diversity Index # 499 26th
Median Household Income # 458 32nd
Per Capita Income # 589 12th

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