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Population in 2012: 324 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.4%
 

Males: 162  (50.2%)
Females: 162  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  49.3 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68318.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,145 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Blue Springs:

$30,145
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,197

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $33,721 (it was $32,400 in 2000)
Blue Springs:

$33,721
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $65,825; Detached houses: $38,202; Mobile homes: $354,333

Median gross rent in 2012: $514.

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  • White alone - 313 (94.6%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blue Springs: 74.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (42.4%), Irish (15.5%), English (11.0%), United States (7.4%), Danish (2.9%), Czech (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1857

Elevation: 1208 feet

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 411 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Blue Springs:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blue Springs city:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Nebraska:  5.5%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Blue Springs, Nebraska as of November 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Blue Springs to the number of sex offenders is 81 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $850 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $525 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (46.5 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (483.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wymore, NE (1.0 miles ), Holmesville, NE (2.1 miles) , Barneston, NE (2.8 miles) , Odell, NE (3.1 miles ), Beatrice, NE (3.2 miles ), Liberty, NE (3.2 miles) , Virginia, NE (3.4 miles) , Filley, NE (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 40.14 N, Longitude: 96.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 402

Blue Springs household income distribution Blue Springs home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -45 (-10.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (19%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Blue Springs-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 183% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/26/1991, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the Blue Springs city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.6 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blue Springs-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.3 miles away from Blue Springs center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gage County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blue Springs topographic map

Birthplace of: Guy Chamberlin - Football player and coach.


Hospitals/medical centers near Blue Springs:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - WYMORE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WYMORE, NE)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - BEATRICE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BEATRICE, NE)
  • BEATRICE COMM HOSP HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; BEATRICE, NE)

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

  • Southeast Community College Area (about 47 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,591)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 48 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Kansas State University (about 66 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Bellevue University (about 81 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 85 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 86 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • Creighton University (about 87 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)

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Notable locations in Blue Springs: Blue Springs (A), Farmers Union Co-operative Elevator (B), Feit Memorial Park Campground (C), Blue Springs Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Bills Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

 
Gage 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 Springs and their reported violations in the past:

BLUE SPRINGS, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 381, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-2000), St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-23-2000), St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAR-10-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2000)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.7%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 11.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.0%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Blue Springs, NE

Blue Springs compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic 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.
  • 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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Banks with branches in Blue Springs (2011 data):

  • Security First Bank: Blue Springs Branch at 101 East Broad Street, branch established on 1901/04/05. Info updated 2010/02/19: Bank assets: $829.2 mil, Deposits: $644.3 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Stockmens Limited Partnership

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Blue Springs travel time to work - commute


Blue Springs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Blue Springs city (based on Gage County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.57%
Here73.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents36.0%14.4%12.2%11.5%4.4%
Congregations19.3%8.8%17.5%7.0%1.8%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Mennonite Church USAWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodOther
Adherents3.6%3.3%2.9%2.0%9.7%
Congregations3.5%7.0%3.5%3.5%28.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Gage County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Gage County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Gage County:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Gage County:

29.6%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gage County:

16.0%
State:

12.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$1,436
Streets and Highways 1$2,874$34,4881$1,024
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$20
Totals for Government 1$2,874$34,4888$2,480

Blue Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $447,000 ($1379.63)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $59,000 ($182.10)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($86.42)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($67.90)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($49.38)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($40.12)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($24.69)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($12.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($9.26)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($9.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($6.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($18.52)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $75,000 ($231.48)

Blue Springs government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,000 ($30.86)
    All Other: $6,000 ($18.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($3.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $39,000 ($120.37)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($24.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($117.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $185,000 ($570.99)
    Highways: $39,000 ($120.37)
    General Local Government Support: $24,000 ($74.07)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $38,000 ($117.28)
    Property: $28,000 ($86.42)
    NEC: $20,000 ($61.73)

Blue Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $421,000 ($1299.38)

6.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lancaster County, NE  1.82% ($30,969 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, NE  0.48% ($23,500)
from Saline County, NE  0.43% ($39,842)


6.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,696 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lancaster County, NE  2.07% ($26,978 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, NE  0.36% ($29,563)
to Saline County, NE  0.28% ($24,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blue Springs:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWBE (1450 AM; 1 kW; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blue Springs:

  • KUTT (99.5 FM; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTGL (92.9 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNDY-FM (95.5 FM; MARYSVILLE, KS; Owner: DIERKING COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUCV (91.1 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KQIQ (88.3 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KSLI-FM (104.1 FM; CRETE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFRX (102.7 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blue Springs:

  • K17CI (Channel 17; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLKN (Channel 8; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)

Blue Springs fatal accident list:

Aug 24, 1993 01:35 PM, Walnut St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Feb 25, 1987 09:08 PM, South A St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 3, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 10, 1985 08:45 PM, A St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 13 meters (43ft)
Total costs: $1,583,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,035
Total average daily truck traffic: 140
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 2,690

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Blue Springs)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • In Town (Lat: 40.139444 Lon: -96.659167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 134.1 m, Call Sign: WQAB584
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/28/2004, Expiration Date: 04/28/2014, Certifier: Mark A Meints
    Registrant: Shaffer Communications, Inc, 2333 N. 33rd St, Lincoln, NE 68504, Phone: (402) 466-1515, Fax: (402) 466-1540

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0CFQ, Licensee ID: L01309085
    Grant Date: 07/27/2007, Expiration Date: 10/24/2017, Certifier: Marvin L Norman
    Registrant: Marvin L Norman, 125 N Douglas Box 97, Blue Springs, NE 68318

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 43948 , Serial Number: 28-7890030, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 08/19/1977
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Aviation LLC Jl3, 8284 E Osage Rd, Blue Springs, NE 68318, Other Owners: Wayne Brinkmeyer


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Blue Springs, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mabel682.0 years
Carl577.4 years
Mary580.2 years
Alfred574.1 years
Clarence570.8 years
James473.0 years
Clara481.5 years
William482.2 years
John471.9 years
Arthur485.0 years
Most common last names in Blue Springs, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Linsenmeyer785.6 years
Hagood675.7 years
Lewis471.5 years
Martin484.0 years
Mathews474.2 years
Snyder476.5 years
Pyle475.7 years
Retchless468.7 years
Lytle367.0 years
Feit369.6 years
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