Blue Springs, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 320 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.4%
 
Males: 166  (52.0%)
Females: 154  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  47.4 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip codes: 68318.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,804 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Blue Springs:

$29,804
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,019 (it was $14,269 in 2000)

Blue Springs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $34,730 (it was $32,400 in 2000)
Blue Springs:

$34,730
NE:

$132,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $58,392; Detached houses: $43,919; Mobile homes: $140,392

Median gross rent in 2013: $522.

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  • Races in Blue Springs, NE (2010)

    Blue Springs races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Blue Springs: 74.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (44.7%), Irish (12.1%), English (9.2%), United States (7.7%), Danish (2.4%), Czech (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1857

Elevation: 1208 feet

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 406 people per square mile   (low).

Blue Springs,NE real estate house value index trend

Blue Springs, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Blue Springs:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blue Springs city:

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 11.7%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Blue Springs, Nebraska as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Blue Springs to the number of sex offenders is 46 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,059 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $726 (2.2%)

Blue Springs satellite photo by USGS

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 June 2014:
Here:

3.7%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -45 (-10.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Information (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Blue Springs: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 215.6 miles away from the city center
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 Blue Springs center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 315.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 117.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 333.3 miles away from Blue Springs center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 139.7 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 Gage County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 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 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:

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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, 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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.3%
(28.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% 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

Blue Springs compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income below 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

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
This county:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Gage County:

29.6%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.0%
State:

12.9%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$800
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$536
Streets and Highways 1$1,689$20,2682$670
Totals for Government 1$1,689$20,2688$2,006

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $447,000 ($1396.88)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $59,000 ($184.38)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($87.50)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($68.75)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($50.00)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($40.63)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($25.00)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($12.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($9.38)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($9.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($6.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($18.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $75,000 ($234.38)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,000 ($31.25)
    All Other: $6,000 ($18.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($3.13)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $39,000 ($121.88)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($25.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($118.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $185,000 ($578.13)
    Highways: $39,000 ($121.88)
    General Local Government Support: $24,000 ($75.00)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $38,000 ($118.75)
    Property: $28,000 ($87.50)
    NEC: $20,000 ($62.50)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $421,000 ($1315.63)

4.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,274 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

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 Lancaster County, NE  1.23% ($44,581 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, NE  0.46% ($24,205)
from Saline County, NE  0.33% ($22,250)


6.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,813 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

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 Lancaster County, NE  2.16% ($33,032 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.40% ($34,086)
to Jefferson County, NE  0.33% ($28,276)

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 persons involved: 1
Jan 10, 1985 08:45 PM, A St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • $1,583,000Total costs
  • 2,035Total average daily traffic
  • 140Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,690Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

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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