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Blue River, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

Blue River is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of Blue River.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Grant County at latitude 43.1883 and longitude -90.5668. Grant County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Blue River (see map) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Blue River: Minnehaha.

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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, 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 # 551 29th
Population Density1 # 428 45th
Diversity Index2 # 534 31st
Median Household Income # 499 36th
Per Capita Income # 505 35th

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

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Blue River, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 455
Population in Households 455
Population in Familes 354
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 568
Diversity Index2 9
 

HOUSEHOLDS

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

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $83,468
Average Home Value $90,976
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,951
Average Household Income $51,902
Per Capita Income $22,683
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.12% 0.78%
Households 1.44% 0.87%
Families 3.16% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
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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