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Blue River, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Blue River had a population of 454 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Blue River is located at latitude 43.1851 and longitude -90.5715 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Blue River (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

The Village of Blue River (GNIS ID: 1582839) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Blue River: Minnehaha.

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Blue River, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 454
Population in Households 454
Population in Familes 354
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 567
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 204
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 129
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $80,000
Average Home Value $87,353


Median Household Income $42,394
Average Household Income $51,154
Per Capita Income $22,516
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.86% 0.61%
Households 1.16% 0.77%
Families 2.55% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   3.04%
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 River, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue River to the other 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 552 29th
Population Density1 # 429 45th
Diversity Index2 # 550 29th
Median Household Income # 581 25th
Per Capita Income # 565 27th

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