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Blue township, MO map Land area: 110.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.8 sq. mi.
Population: 160,144 (98% urban, 2% rural)
Males: 77,070  (48.1%)
Females: 83,074  (51.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 158,817 (106,496 owner occupied, 52,321 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

30%


Races in Blue township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 79.5%
  • Black: 10.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6%
  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.4%
  • Two or more races: 1.9%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 36.2
Median age of females: 37.7

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Average household size: 2.43

Blue township:

2.4 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.01

Estimated median household income in 2009: $49,651 ($42,500 in 1999)
This township:

$49,651
Missouri:

$45,229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $353 (lower quartile is $182, upper quartile is $473)
Here:

$353
State:

$520

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $99,214 (it was $65,500 in 2000)
Blue township:

$99,214
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,363 - $125,494

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $130,786
Here:

$130,786
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $164,787
Here:

$164,787
State:

$174,118

In 2-unit structures: $101,806
Here:

$101,806
State:

$114,067

Mobile homes: $94,466
Here:

$94,466
State:

$37,932
Population density: 1445 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

4.3%
Whole state:

11.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Independence, Sugar Creek, River Bend.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Fort Osage Fire Protection District Station 3 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Blue township include: Blue Bottom Methodist Church (A), New Salem Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Number 95 Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Creek (A), Lazy Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 12 (100% naturalized citizens)

Blue township:  0.0%
State:  2.7%

64% of Blue township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 98% lived in Missouri.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1312
  • Northeast: 16
  • Midwest: 91
  • South: 77
  • West: 10
Blue township, Missouri satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Blue township, Missouri:

  • 431 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 303 people in nursing homes
  • 143 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 129 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 119 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 86 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 73 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 70 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 27 people in religious group quarters
  • 21 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 11 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 539
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 6
  • 10 to 19: 12
  • Mobile homes: 76

Median worth of mobile homes: $58,300


Housing units in Blue township with a mortgage: 212 (10 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 146

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 8
  • 1995 to 1998: 14
  • 1990 to 1994: 24
  • 1980 to 1989: 31
  • 1970 to 1979: 88
  • 1960 to 1969: 118
  • 1950 to 1959: 59
  • 1940 to 1949: 36
  • 1939 or earlier: 257

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Blue township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 22
  • 5 rooms: 133
  • 6 rooms: 126
  • 7 rooms: 103
  • 8 rooms: 36
  • 9 or more rooms: 67

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blue township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 16
  • 5 rooms: 29
  • 6 rooms: 11
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Blue township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 117
  • 3 bedrooms: 274
  • 4 bedrooms: 84
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blue township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 40
  • 3 bedrooms: 28
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Blue township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 25
  • 1 vehicle: 146
  • 2 vehicles: 187
  • 3 vehicles: 81
  • 4 vehicles: 33
  • 5 or more vehicles: 19

Cars and other vehicles available in Blue township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 53
  • 2 vehicles: 24
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation equipment (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Blue township:

  • German (31.2%)
  • United States or American (23.0%)
  • Irish (10.7%)
  • English (10.5%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.4%)
  • Italian (2.3%)
  • Dutch (2.0%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • United Kingdom (58%)
  • Canada (25%)
  • Other Northern Europe (17%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 551 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 103 (15%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (1%)
  • Walked: 12 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 12 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

People in group quarters in Blue township, Missouri:

  • 431 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 303 people in nursing homes
  • 143 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 129 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 119 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 86 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 73 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 70 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 27 people in religious group quarters
  • 21 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 11 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

98.1% of residents of Blue township speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English well, 50% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,524
  • In family households: 1,331 (350 male householders, 55 female householders)
    339 spouses, 470 children (396 natural, 11 adopted, 63 stepchildren), 19 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 17 other relatives, 72 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 193 (70 male householders (59 living alone)), 77 female householders (76 living alone)), 46 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 187 2-persons, 76 3-persons, 54 4-persons, 43 5-persons, 38 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 135 1-person, 5 2-persons, 7 6-persons,

22,275 married couples with children.
13,291 single-parent households (2,838 men, 10,453 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

1.0%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

10.0%
Missouri:

24.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Blue township:

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