Blue Springs, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 93 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.1%
Males: 53  (57.6%)
Females: 40  (42.4%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Alabama median age:  38.7 years

Zip codes: 36017, 36374.

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Estimated median household income in 2015: $46,499 (it was $38,000 in 2000)
Blue Springs:

$46,499
AL:

$44,765

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $24,921 (it was $17,224 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $69,454 (it was $42,100 in 2000)
Blue Springs:

$69,454
AL:

$134,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $86,202; Detached houses: $80,649; Mobile homes: $104,179
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    • 8689.6%White alone
    • 66.3%Black alone
    • 33.1%Hispanic
    • 11.0%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blue Springs: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (20.3%), English (17.6%), European (5.4%), German (5.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.89 square miles.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Blue Springs:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blue Springs town:

  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $208 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $355 (0.4%)

Blue Springs satellite photo by USGS

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

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

8.7%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +14 (+13.1%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (26%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (26%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)

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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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 Blue Springs 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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 4.0%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Alabama average:

11.8

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

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

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
Barbour County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

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

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.0%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Barbour County:

36.4%
Alabama:

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$729
Water Supply 0$0 2$525
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,254

6.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,021 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Alabama average:

6.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Houston County, AL  0.82% ($26,353 average AGI)
from Quitman County, GA  0.44% ($29,500)
from Dale County, AL  0.42% ($25,429)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,960 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Alabama average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Houston County, AL  0.70% ($26,310 average AGI)
to Henry County, AL  0.52% ($27,581)
to Dale County, AL  0.42% ($19,714)

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:

Dec 22, 1983 03:00 AM, 10, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 23m75ftTotal length
  • $10,385,000Total costs
  • 3,570Total average daily traffic
  • 323Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,592Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)

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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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