Blue Springs, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Blue Springs, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Blue Springs had a population of 326 as of July 1, 2020. Blue Springs ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Blue Springs is located at latitude 40.1394 and longitude -96.6592 in Gage County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blue Springs encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Gage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,240 feet.

The City of Blue Springs (GNIS ID: 2394207) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Blue Springs is located within Township of Blue Springs-Wymore, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gage County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Blue Springs: Blue Spring.


Blue Springs, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 326 (100%)
Population in Households 326 (100.0%)
Population in Families 251 (77.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 425
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $39,651
Average Household Income $56,137
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $25,546
Wealth Index5 50


Total HU (Housing Units) 174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 101 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $63,889
Average Home Value $95,050
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.15% -0.37%
Households -0.07% -0.14%
Families -0.84% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.2%


Blue Springs, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Springs to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 269 54th
Population Density # 434 25th
Median Household Income # 550 5th
Housing Affordability Index # 544 94th
Per Capita Income # 490 16th
Diversity Index # 209 64th

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