For population 25 years and over in Blue River:
For population 15 years and over in Blue River town:
84 residents are foreign born (4.4% Europe, 2.9% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,763 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, CO (53.3 miles , pop. 144,126).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (54.1 miles , pop. 450,166).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (528.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).
Nearest cities: Breckenridge, CO (1.9 miles ), Alma, CO (3.2 miles) , Frisco, CO (3.2 miles ), Keystone, CO (3.6 miles ), Dillon, CO (3.7 miles ), Montezuma, CO (3.7 miles) , Silverthorne, CO (3.8 miles ), Fairplay, CO (3.8 miles ).
Latitude: 39.43 N, Longitude: 106.04 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 970
Population change in the 1990s: +241 (+54.3%).
Work and jobs in Blue River: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Blue River, Colorado
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Blue River-area historical tornado activity is below Colorado state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/13/1977, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 14.1 miles away from the Blue River town center .
On 6/15/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 62.5 miles away from the town center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Blue River-area historical earthquake activity is near Colorado state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2001 at 22:38:54, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.2 miles away from Blue River center
On 10/1/2005 at 05:57:03, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 21:48:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/23/1995 at 06:51:48, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.2 miles away from Blue River center
On 6/20/2002 at 22:17:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Summit County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Blue River:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blue River:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 0.0102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 8.2%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Blue River compared to Colorado state average:
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Religion statistics for Blue River (based on Summit County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 17.30%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Number of full-service restaurants: 95
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Blue River government finances in 2002(per resident):
15.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($65,138 average adjusted gross income)
0.54% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,942 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
14.84% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,497 average adjusted gross income)
0.41% of residents moved to foreign countries ($452 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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