Blue Ridge, Alabama

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Population in 2010: 1,341. Population change since 2000: +0.8%
Males: 714  (53.3%)
Females: 627  (46.7%)
Median resident age:  47.4 years
Alabama median age:  38.7 years

Zip codes: 36092, 36093.

Blue Ridge Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2015: $94,439 (it was $73,162 in 2000)
Blue Ridge:

$94,439
AL:

$44,765

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $41,715 (it was $32,774 in 2000)

Blue Ridge CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $273,231 (it was $174,200 in 2000)
Blue Ridge:

$273,231
AL:

$134,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $179,155; Detached houses: $202,578; Townhouses or other attached units: $144,058; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $102,651; Mobile homes: $53,187; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $90,291
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  • Races in Blue Ridge, AL (2010)

    Blue Ridge races chart
    • 1,25693.7%White alone
    • 362.7%Black alone
    • 131.0%Hispanic
    • 120.9%Asian alone
    • 120.9%Two or more races
    • 100.7%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blue Ridge: 89.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (49.8%), English (7.7%), Irish (7.1%), German (4.3%), Italian (3.4%), European (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 340 feet

Land area: 7.86 square miles.

Population density: 171 people per square mile   (very low).

Blue Ridge,AL real estate house value index trend

Blue Ridge, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Blue Ridge:

  • High school or higher: 97.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blue Ridge CDP:

  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

43 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe).

This place:

2.9%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $747 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $597 (0.2%)

Blue Ridge satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Montgomery, AL (10.1 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (575.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Redland, AL (1.7 miles ), Wetumpka, AL (2.0 miles ), Emerald Mountain, AL (2.5 miles ), Elmore, AL (2.9 miles) , Coosada, AL (2.9 miles ), Montgomery, AL (3.2 miles ), Millbrook, AL (3.2 miles ), Mount Meigs, AL (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 32.49 N, Longitude: 86.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Blue Ridge household income distribution Blue Ridge home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Material moving occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Blue Ridge: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Blue Ridge, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blue Ridge-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.9 miles away from the Blue Ridge place center killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/25/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.9 miles away from the place center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blue Ridge-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 88.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 113.7 miles away from Blue Ridge center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 142.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 102.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 128.0 miles away from Blue Ridge center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 234.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Elmore County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blue Ridge topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Blue Ridge:

  • HELPING HEARTS HOSPICE LLC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; WETUMPKA, AL)
  • PCD ELMORE COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; WETUMPKA, AL)
  • ELMORE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; WETUMPKA, AL)
  • WETUMPKA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WETUMPKA, AL)
  • MONTGOMERY CHILDREN'S SPECIALTY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MONTGOMERY, AL)
  • FATHER WALTER MEMORIAL (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MONTGOMERY, AL)
  • BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER EAST Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; MONTGOMERY, AL)

Amtrak station near Blue Ridge:

  • 14 miles: MONTGOMERY (950 W. SOUTH BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

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

  • Faulkner University (about 8 miles; Montgomery, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 9 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • Alabama State University (about 11 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)
  • Tuskegee University (about 29 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Auburn University (about 42 miles; Auburn University, AL; FT enrollment: 22,741)
  • Troy University (about 50 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Southern Union State Community College (about 58 miles; Wadley, AL; FT enrollment: 4,120)

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Notable location: Wetumpka Volunteer Fire Department Station 4 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Blue Ridge include: Blue Ridge Baptist Church (A), Spring Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoirs: Crommelin Lake (A), Fitzpatrick Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Elmore County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 53.8. This is better than average.

City:

53.8
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.17
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 0.5%
(0.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.4%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  1.8%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Alabama average:

11.8

Blue Ridge travel time to work - commute Blue Ridge mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blue Ridge CDP (based on Elmore County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant28,23592
Mainline Protestant5,90230
Black Protestant1,90213
Catholic6772
Other5314
None42,056-
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: 12
Elmore County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Elmore County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Elmore County:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Elmore County:

28.5%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.3%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Blue Ridge:

48.3%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Blue Ridge:

46.0%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Blue Ridge:

30.3
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.3%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Blue Ridge:

18.6%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

44.4%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

51.4%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.2%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blue Ridge, AL Residents

8.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,582 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.80%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($506 average AGI)
Elmore County:

0.09%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, AL  2.99% ($37,613 average AGI)
from Autauga County, AL  1.33% ($28,976)
from Tallapoosa County, AL  0.25% ($30,100)


8.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,918 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.75%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($543 average AGI)
Elmore County:

0.11%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, AL  2.24% ($29,071 average AGI)
to Autauga County, AL  1.26% ($30,654)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.29% ($23,482)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blue Ridge:

  • WAPZ (1250 AM; 5 kW; WETUMPKA, AL; Owner: J & W PROMOTIONS, INC.)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WXVI (1600 AM; 5 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: SUNSHINE 16 RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMGY (800 AM; 1 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WMGY RADIO, INC.)
  • WLWI (1440 AM; 5 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNZZ (950 AM; 1 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blue Ridge:

  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMXS (103.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAM-FM (98.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: DEEP SOUTH BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHHY-FM (101.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJWZ (97.9 FM; WETUMPKA, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WLBF (89.1 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WQKS-FM (96.1 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WMCZ (97.1 FM; MILLBROOK, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVAS (90.7 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU))
  • WXFX (95.1 FM; PRATTVILLE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAPR (88.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: UA-ASU-TSU EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORP.)
  • WQNR (99.9 FM; TALLASSEE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTSU (89.9 FM; MONTGOMERY-TROY, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W230AM (93.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: BHAGWAN DADLANI, INDIVIDUALLY)
  • W300AN (107.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: BHAGWAN DADLANI, INDIVIDUALLY)
  • W220DG (91.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blue Ridge:

  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WMCF-TV (Channel 45; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W61DH (Channel 61; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: FRAZER MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH)
  • WETU-LP (Channel 39; WETUMPKA, AL; Owner: CABLE VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WAIQ (Channel 26; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WCOV-TV (Channel 20; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBXM-CA (Channel 5; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$188,4476$169,07537$175,1542$29,9601$217,2501$27,320
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$162,7600$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$282,9501$119,14010$196,8581$62,3100$01$51,450
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$103,49010$218,0440$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$193,3830$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0307.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$286,1404$223,103
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$175,8701$363,210
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$192,470
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0307.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Utility gas (49%)

Blue Ridge compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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