Blue Springs, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 87 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -28.1%
Males: 36  (41.5%)
Females: 51  (58.5%)
Median resident age:

52.8 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 36017, 36374.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,215 (it was $38,000 in 2000)
Blue Springs:

$37,215
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,494 (it was $17,224 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $72,201 (it was $42,100 in 2000)
Blue Springs:

$72,201
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $92,668; detached houses: $95,630; mobile homes: $109,795
March 2019 cost of living index in Blue Springs: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.1%
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  • Races in Blue Springs, AL (2010)
    • 8689.6%White alone
    • 66.3%Black alone
    • 33.1%Hispanic
    • 11.0%Asian alone
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Ancestries: American (22.3%), English (17.5%), German (4.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.89 square miles.

Population density: 30 people per square mile   (very low).

Blue Springs, Alabama map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $208 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $360 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (30.7 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (66.6 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (602.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Clio, AL (2.7 miles ),
Louisville, AL (3.0 miles ),
Echo, AL (3.6 miles ),
Ariton, AL (3.7 miles ),
Clayton, AL (3.9 miles ),
Abbeville, AL (4.0 miles ),
Bakerhill, AL (4.1 miles ),
Ozark, AL (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 31.66 N, Longitude: 85.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Distribution of median household income in Blue Springs, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Blue Springs, AL in 2017

Blue Springs satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Alabama:

3.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +14 (+13.1%).

Average climate in Blue Springs, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blue Springs-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/2/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Blue Springs town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 1/13/1972, a category F3 tornado 7.2 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blue Springs-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 111.3 miles away from Blue Springs center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 158.2 miles away from Blue Springs center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 380.7 miles away from Blue Springs 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 195.9 miles away from Blue Springs center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 232.2 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 158.1 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 Barbour County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blue Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Blue Springs:

  • BARBOUR COUNTY HOME CARE AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; CLAYTON, AL)
  • OZARK HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; OZARK, AL)

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

  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 25 miles; Dothan, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,611)
  • Troy University (about 29 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 33 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Tuskegee University (about 55 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 64 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • Auburn University (about 65 miles; Auburn University, AL; FT enrollment: 22,741)
  • Faulkner University (about 66 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Blue Springs Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Barbour County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

60.0%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

0.0%
Whole state:

4.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Blue Springs:

Marital status in Blue Springs, AL
  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 6.1%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

For population 25 years and over in Blue Springs:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.5
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blue Springs, AL (based on Barbour County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,79351
Black Protestant3,32821
Mainline Protestant2,14014
Catholic5751
Other2652
None12,356-
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:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Barbour County:

6.45 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Barbour County:

13.0%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

36.4%
State:

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

20.8%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Blue Springs:

55.0%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

50.0%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

37.3
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Blue Springs:

33.3%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

16.7%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.3
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Blue Springs:

60.0%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Blue Springs:

50.0%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Blue Springs:

86.0%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blue Springs, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 2$525
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$729
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,254

Blue Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $54,000 ($620.69)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($114.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($57.47)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($11.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,000 ($137.93)

Blue Springs government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $8,000 ($91.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $55,000 ($632.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($34.48)
  • Tax - Other License: $5,000 ($57.47)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($22.99)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,000 ($11.49)

Blue Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,000 ($770.11)

5.04% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Alabama average:

5.95%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Houston County, AL  0.49% ($36,026 average AGI)
from Henry County, AL  0.42% ($27,606)
from Dale County, AL  0.40% ($30,719)


6.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,715 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
Alabama average:

5.97%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Houston County, AL  0.75% ($36,733 average AGI)
to Henry County, AL  0.71% ($25,421)
to Dale County, AL  0.51% ($23,902)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blue Springs:

  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WOZK (900 AM; 1 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: OZARK B/CING. CORP.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WDAK (540 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blue Springs:

  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTVY-FM (95.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WOOF-FM (99.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WAQG (91.7 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WIZB (94.3 FM; ABBEVILLE, AL; Owner: CELEBRATIONS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDYF (90.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIOL (92.7 FM; EUFAULA, AL; Owner: HATCHEE CREEK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTBF-FM (94.7 FM; BRUNDIDGE, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXUS (100.5 FM; FORT RUCKER, AL; Owner: SKYWAY BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WJRL-FM (103.9 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WOAB (104.9 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAXU (91.1 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WESP (102.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Blue Springs:

  • WGIQ (Channel 43; LOUISVILLE, 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)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WDFX-TV (Channel 34; OZARK, AL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF ALABAMA, L.L.C.)
  • WDHN (Channel 18; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF ALABAMA, INC.)

Blue Springs fatal accident list:

Oct 3, 1998 01:40 AM, Sr-10, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 22, 1983 03:00 AM, 10, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 220ft / 66.8mTotal length
  • $29,300,000Total costs
  • 9,336Total average daily traffic
  • 923Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,319Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Blue Springs, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Blue Springs, AL
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blue Springs, AL
  • 82.2%Electricity
  • 17.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blue Springs, AL
  • 100.0%Electricity


Blue Springs compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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