Blue Springs, Nebraska

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Population in 2019: 319 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.7%
 
Males: 188  (59.1%)
Females: 131  (40.9%)
Median resident age:

43.9 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 68318.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,311 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Blue Springs:

$46,311
NE:

$63,229

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,356 (it was $14,269 in 2000)

Blue Springs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $37,577 (it was $32,400 in 2000)
Blue Springs:

$37,577
NE:

$172,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $45,848; detached houses: $48,510; mobile homes: $19,010

Median gross rent in 2019: $822.

March 2019 cost of living index in Blue Springs: 73.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.9%
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  • Races in Blue Springs, NE (2010)
    • 31394.6%White alone
    • 92.7%Hispanic
    • 51.5%Two or more races
    • 41.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Blue Springs, Nebraska as of February 25, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blue Springs is 89 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (22.6%), American (12.3%), English (7.5%), Scottish (5.7%), Irish (3.8%), Dutch (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1857

Elevation: 1208 feet

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 404 people per square mile   (low).

Blue Springs, Nebraska map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,108 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $524 (1.6%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Blue Springs, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Blue Springs, NE in 2019
Blue Springs satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.4%
Nebraska:

2.7%
Most common industries in Blue Springs, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.4%)
  • Machinery (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (12.3%)
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.4%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.7%)
  • Truck transportation (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.2%)
  • Social assistance (10.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.2%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.1%)
  • Private households (5.1%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Blue Springs, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.3%)
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (19.4%)
  • Cashiers (11.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.1%)
  • Child care workers (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.1%)

Average climate in Blue Springs, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blue Springs-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 91% 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 above Nebraska state average. It is 433% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 257.2 miles away from Blue Springs center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 318.6 miles away from Blue Springs center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 204.9 miles away from Blue Springs center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 160.3 miles away from Blue Springs center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 275.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 162.2 miles away from Blue Springs center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gage County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blue Springs topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • BEATRICE STATE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Hospital, about 10 miles away; BEATRICE, NE)
  • BEATRICE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BEATRICE, NE)
  • DIALYSIS CENTER OF BEATRICE (Dialysis Facility, about 11 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: 8,838)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 48 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 49 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Kansas State University (about 66 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Highland Community College (about 77 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • Bellevue University (about 81 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 85 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)

Public elementary/middle school in Blue Springs:

See full list of schools located in Blue Springs

Points of interest:

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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

Birthplace of: Guy Chamberlin - Football player and coach.

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, CITY OF (Population served: 383, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-12-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-12-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-22-2010)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Blue Springs:

Marital status in Blue Springs, NE
  • Never married: 39.4%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

For population 25 years and over in Blue Springs:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
Nebraska average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,04827
Evangelical Protestant4,80424
Catholic1,6315
Other2683
None6,560-
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: 4
Gage County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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
Gage County:

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Gage County:

8.9%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.6%
Nebraska:

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

16.0%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Blue Springs:

51.0%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Blue Springs:

45.9%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Blue Springs:

28.9
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Blue Springs:

24.7%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

5.6%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Blue Springs:

6.8
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Blue Springs:

34.6%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

56.7%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.6%
State:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blue Springs, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,981$47,7720$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,496$29,9521$509
Water Supply 1$2,000$24,0001$886
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$216
Totals for Government 3$8,477$33,9084$1,610

Blue Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $590,000 ($1849.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($25.08)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($9.40)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $510,000 ($1598.75)
    Regular Highways: $85,000 ($266.46)
    Water Utilities: $52,000 ($163.01)
    Central Staff Services: $47,000 ($147.34)
    Financial Administration: $36,000 ($112.85)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($78.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($21.94)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($21.94)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($9.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($6.27)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($6.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $306,000 ($959.25)
    Financial Administration: $236,000 ($739.81)
    General Public Building: $47,000 ($147.34)
    Sewerage: $37,000 ($115.99)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($109.72)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($94.04)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($31.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000 ($21.94)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $365,000 ($1144.20)

Blue Springs government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $756,000 ($2369.91)
    Sewerage: $42,000 ($131.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($3.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($9.40)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $170,000 ($532.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $78,000 ($244.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $53,000 ($166.14)
    General Local Government Support: $35,000 ($109.72)
    Other: $3,000 ($9.40)
  • Tax - Property: $30,000 ($94.04)

Blue Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000 ($18.81)

5.34% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Nebraska average:

6.35%

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 Lancaster County, NE  1.48% ($45,271 average AGI)
from Saline County, NE  0.39% ($29,588)
from Jefferson County, NE  0.38% ($34,758)


5.40% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,796 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Nebraska average:

6.52%

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 Lancaster County, NE  1.67% ($56,828 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, NE  0.34% ($30,967)
to Saline County, NE  0.25% ($32,182)

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, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 10, 1985 08:45 PM, A St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 20.8mTotal length
  • 2,515Total average daily traffic
  • 140Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,265Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Blue Springs, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Blue Springs, NE

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (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, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2019, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 02/07/2017
    Registrant (LLC): Jl3 Aviation LLC, 8284 E Osage Rd, Blue Springs, NE 68318

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blue Springs, NE
  • 60.2%Utility gas
  • 21.5%Electricity
  • 18.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blue Springs, NE
  • 61.5%Utility gas
  • 38.5%Electricity


Blue Springs compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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