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Blue Rapids, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Blue Rapids had a population of 953 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Blue Rapids, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 953
Daytime Population: Workers 235
Daytime Population: Residents 601
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 836
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 918
Population in Familes 739
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 480
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $37,901
Average Household Income $47,978
Per Capita Income $19,800


Total Housing Units 441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 303 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $71,842
Average Home Value $109,488


Total Households 389
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 248
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 -0.92% -0.94%
Households -0.89% -0.84%
Families -0.81% -0.99%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 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 # 213 68th
Population Density # 489 27th
Diversity Index # 494 26th
Median Household Income # 605 10th
Per Capita Income # 631 6th

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