Blue Rapids, Kansas

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Population in 2019: 961 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.7%
 
Males: 475  (49.5%)
Females: 486  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

36.7 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 66411.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,221 (it was $30,682 in 2000)
Blue Rapids:

$51,221
KS:

$62,087

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,546 (it was $16,859 in 2000)

Blue Rapids city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $86,918 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Blue Rapids:

$86,918
KS:

$163,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $87,556; detached houses: $96,781; mobile homes: $23,926

Median gross rent in 2019: $607.

March 2019 cost of living index in Blue Rapids: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.3%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Blue Rapids, KS (2019)
    • 1,15692.6%White alone
    • 836.7%Two or more races
    • 50.4%Black alone

Races in Blue Rapids detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Blue Rapids, Kansas as of April 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blue Rapids is 191 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Kansas average:

2.41
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Ancestries: German (28.9%), American (17.8%), Irish (8.6%), English (7.3%), Czech (6.1%), Swedish (5.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1158 feet

Land area: 2.06 square miles.

Population density: 467 people per square mile   (low).

Blue Rapids, Kansas map

5 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Kansas:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,503 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,065 (2.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (68.3 miles , pop. 122,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (78.0 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (476.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Waterville, KS (2.2 miles ),
Marysville, KS (3.4 miles ),
Barnes, KS (3.4 miles),
Frankfort, KS (3.6 miles ),
Home, KS (3.6 miles),
Greenleaf, KS (4.2 miles ),
Olsburg, KS (4.2 miles),
Beattie, KS (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 39.68 N, Longitude: 96.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 785

Distribution of median household income in Blue Rapids, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Blue Rapids, KS in 2019
Blue Rapids satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $194,700
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.5%
Kansas:

5.3%
Most common industries in Blue Rapids, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.8%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.8%)
  • Machinery (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (14.7%)
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (10.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.8%)
  • Machinery (6.6%)
  • Rail transportation (6.6%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.6%)
  • Educational services (15.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Blue Rapids, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Carpenters (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.4%)
  • Cashiers (7.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)

Average climate in Blue Rapids, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blue Rapids-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.8 miles away from the Blue Rapids city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/11/2008, a category F4 tornado 38.3 miles away from the city center caused $66 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blue Rapids-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 525% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 225.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 287.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 174.7 miles away from Blue Rapids center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 247.4 miles away from Blue Rapids center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 151.2 miles away from Blue Rapids center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 134.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marshall County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blue Rapids topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Blue Rapids:

  • BLUE VALLEY NURSING HOME (710 SOUTHWEST AVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Blue Rapids:

  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE HHA (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; MARYSVILLE, KS)
  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MARYSVILLE, KS)
  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARYSVILLE, KS)
  • REGENCY PLACE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARYSVILLE, KS)
  • CAMBRIDGE PLACE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARYSVILLE, KS)
  • FRANKFORT COMMUNITY CARE HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FRANKFORT, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blue Rapids:

  • Kansas State University (about 35 miles; Manhattan, KS; Full-time enrollment: 20,703)
  • Washburn University (about 68 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • Highland Community College (about 75 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 79 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 79 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 81 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • University of Kansas (about 91 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)

Public high school in Blue Rapids:

Public elementary/middle school in Blue Rapids:

See full list of schools located in Blue Rapids

Library in Blue Rapids:

  • BLUE RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $16,748; Location: 14 PUBLIC SQUARE; 6,093 books; 24 e-books; 27 audio materials; 50 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 11 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Blue Rapids: Marshall County Fairgrounds (A), Beattie Farmers Union Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 2 (B), Blue Rapids Police Department (C), Blue Rapids Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Blue Rapids include: Blue Rapids United Methodist Church (A), United Presbyterian Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Saint Mark's Lutheran Church (D), Saint Monica - Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Fairmont Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Blue Rapids: Riverside Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Marshall County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blue Rapids and their reported violations in the past:

BLUE RAPIDS, CITY OF (Population served: 1,003, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-28-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-28-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.4%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.3%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
37 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
37 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Blue Rapids (2011 data):

  • The State Bank of Blue Rapids: The State Bank Of Blue Rapids at 21 Public Square, branch established on 1871/08/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $48.8 mil, Deposits: $44.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Blue Rapids Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Blue Rapids:

Marital status in Blue Rapids, KS
  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

For population 25 years and over in Blue Rapids:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Blue Rapids
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blue Rapids, KS (based on Marshall County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,50219
Catholic2,0727
Evangelical Protestant1,76015
Other1102
None3,673-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Here:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Here:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

12.78 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Marshall County:

9.0%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Marshall County:

30.1%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

4.3%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.9%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Blue Rapids:

40.2%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Blue Rapids:

29.2
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Blue Rapids:

31.0%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

16.6%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Blue Rapids:

7.0
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Blue Rapids:

38.5%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Blue Rapids:

47.6%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.1%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blue Rapids, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 3$9,750$39,0000$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$7,010$42,0602$1,163
Other Government Administration 1$2,962$35,5441$633
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$742
Local Libraries 0$0 1$1,140
Totals for Government 6$19,722$39,4446$3,678

Blue Rapids government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $85,000 ($88.45)
    Central Staff Services: $73,000 ($75.96)
    Regular Highways: $61,000 ($63.48)
    Water Utilities: $35,000 ($36.42)
    Libraries: $23,000 ($23.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($20.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($17.69)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($13.53)
    Health - Other: $12,000 ($12.49)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($3.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $26,000 ($27.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $11,000 ($11.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $332,000 ($345.47)

Blue Rapids government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $89,000 ($92.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $86,000 ($89.49)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($1.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $26,000 ($27.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $15,000 ($15.61)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($3.12)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($3.12)
    Rents: $2,000 ($2.08)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($2.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $198,000 ($206.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($1.04)
  • Tax - Property: $362,000 ($376.69)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $163,000 ($169.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($2.08)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($1.04)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($1.04)

Blue Rapids government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $656,000 ($682.62)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $656,000 ($682.62)

Blue Rapids government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,810,000 ($60156.09)

4.19% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,567 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.19%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Businesses in Blue Rapids, KS

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Blue Rapids:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KNDY (1570 AM; 0 kW; MARYSVILLE, KS; Owner: DIERKING COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blue Rapids:

  • KNDY-FM (95.5 FM; MARYSVILLE, KS; Owner: DIERKING COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMKF (101.5 FM; MANHATTAN, KS; Owner: MANHATTAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KXBZ (104.7 FM; MANHATTAN, KS; Owner: MANHATTAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Blue Rapids fatal accident list:

Apr 27, 2019 10:58 AM, 6th St, Lat: 39.682417, Lon: -96.668358, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 17, 1988 06:05 PM, 77, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 11, 1988 07:11 PM, 77, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 210ft / 63.9mTotal length
  • $3,118,000Total costs
  • 10,394Total average daily traffic
  • 853Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,347Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Blue Rapids, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 41960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Blue Rapids, KS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Blue Rapids)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 414 E 5th (Lat: 39.732778 Lon: -96.625306), Call Sign: KTP607, Licensee ID: L00030398,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.6800 MHz, Grant Date: 01/21/1997, Expiration Date: 01/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: Ivan V Hula, 414 E 5th, Blue Rapids, KS 66411, Phone: (913) 226-7983
  • Lat: 39.583611 Lon: -96.713306, Call Sign: WNWS551,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHz, Grant Date: 08/07/2001, Expiration Date: 08/07/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/08/2011, Registrant: Federal Licensing, Inc., 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 4.5 Mi N And 1 Mi E (Lat: 39.747222 Lon: -96.636417), Call Sign: WFN386,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz, Grant Date: 12/16/1998, Expiration Date: 01/20/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/21/2004, Registrant: Haug Communications Inc, Rr3, Box 9, Seneca, KS 66538, Phone: (785) 336-3579, Fax: (785) 336-3400, Email:
  • Lat: 39.708333 Lon: -96.649194, Call Sign: KXW871,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.415 MHz, 151.565 MHz, Grant Date: 02/06/2015, Expiration Date: 03/14/2025, Certifier: Duane R Hughes, Registrant: Gp Industrial Plasters LLC, 133 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, Phone: (404) 652-7496, Email:
  • BLUE RAPIDS, 6.4 Km East And 2.8 Km North Of Blue Rapids (Lat: 39.706667 Lon: -96.556389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Call Sign: WPSH521,
    Assigned Frequencies: 938.387 MHz, 938.400 MHz, 938.412 MHz, 936.962 MHz, 935.225 MHz, 936.900 MHz, Grant Date: 02/16/2011, Expiration Date: 04/26/2021, Certifier: Signature On File, Registrant: Evergy Kansas Central, Inc., 818 S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66601, Phone: (785) 575-1001, Email:
  • 2983 6th Road (Lat: 39.572306 Lon: -96.712833), Call Sign: WQPL553,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHz, Grant Date: 06/20/2012, Expiration Date: 06/20/2022, Certifier: Edgar A Pralle, Registrant: Haug Communications Inc, East Hwy 36, Seneca, KS 66538, Phone: (785) 336-3579, Email:
  • 1393 Tumbleweed Rd (Lat: 39.710833 Lon: -96.559167), Call Sign: WQYH533,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.570 MHz, Grant Date: 09/29/2016, Expiration Date: 09/29/2026, Certifier: Michael Clark, Registrant: Tbs Electronics, Inc., 5225 Sw Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, Phone: (785) 862-7450, Fax: (785) 862-7647, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Blue Rapids South, Lat: 39.667500 Lon: -96.658889, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 30.4 m, Call Sign: WQIL569,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/28/2018, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Certifier: Dennis L Kracht, Registrant: Blue Valley Telecommunications, Inc., 1559 Pony Express Highway, Home, KS 66438, Phone: (785) 799-3311, Fax: (785) 799-3530, Email:
  • Blue Rapids North, Lat: 39.667500 Lon: -96.658889, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 30.4 m, Call Sign: WQIL569,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/28/2018, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Certifier: Dennis L Kracht, Registrant: Blue Valley Telecommunications, Inc., 1559 Pony Express Highway, Home, KS 66438, Phone: (785) 799-3311, Fax: (785) 799-3530, Email:
  • BLUE RAPIDS, 2485 8th Road (Lat: 39.656417 Lon: -96.667500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 122.2 m, Overall height: 125.3 m, Call Sign: WQVQ228,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 04/13/2015, Expiration Date: 04/13/2025, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S. Akard St. Rm. 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • Blue Rapids, 6.4 Km East And 2.8 Km North Of Blue Rapids (Lat: 39.706667 Lon: -96.556389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Call Sign: WRDB687,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, Grant Date: 03/20/2019, Expiration Date: 03/20/2029, Certifier: Worthy Stutler, Registrant: Evergy Kansas Central, Inc., 818 S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66601, Phone: (785) 575-1001, Email:
  • A5J0049A, 2485 8th Road (Ks12798-A) (Lat: 39.656417 Lon: -96.667500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 122.2 m, Overall height: 125.3 m, Call Sign: WREC402,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6152.75 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 09/17/2019, Expiration Date: 09/17/2029, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blue Rapids)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 12. The highest number of fire incidents - 26 took place in 2006, and the least - 1 in 2014. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Blue Rapids, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (67.5%), and Structure Fires (20.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Blue Rapids, KS
    • 13567.5%Outside Fires
    • 4020.0%Structure Fires
    • 189.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 73.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blue Rapids, KS
Most common first names in Blue Rapids, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2375.9 years
Charles2080.3 years
John1880.8 years
Mary1384.5 years
Frank1279.7 years
Robert1271.5 years
Harry1279.2 years
James1080.3 years
George973.9 years
Anna981.0 years
Most common last names in Blue Rapids, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Stryker1378.0 years
Miller1083.7 years
Merrill1075.0 years
Johnson1084.0 years
Kotapish1086.2 years
Skalla979.8 years
Craft876.0 years
Baker877.1 years
Padgett877.8 years
Flower877.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blue Rapids, KS
  • 86.6%Utility gas
  • 9.4%Electricity
  • 4.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blue Rapids, KS
  • 63.7%Utility gas
  • 36.3%Electricity


Blue Rapids compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Scott Toerber (1)
  • Loren F. Wassenberg (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2021.