Blue River, Colorado

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Town of Blue River, Colorado
Location of Blue River in Summit County, Colorado.
Location of Blue River in Summit County, Colorado.
Town of Blue River, Colorado is located in the United States
Town of Blue River, Colorado
Town of Blue River, Colorado
Location in the contiguous United States
Coordinates: 39°26′55″N 106°02′12″W / 39.448494°N 106.036774°W / 39.448494; -106.036774
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountySummit County[1]
 • TypeStatutory Town[1]
 • Total2.62 sq mi (6.77 km2)
 • Land2.52 sq mi (6.51 km2)
 • Water0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Elevation10,036 ft (3,059 m)
 • Total849
 • Estimate 
 • Density363.02/sq mi (140.17/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
FIPS code08-07410
GNIS feature ID0179660

The Town of Blue River is a Statutory Town in Summit County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 849 at the 2010 United States Census.


Blue River is located at 39°25′57″N 106°2′14″W / 39.43250°N 106.03722°W / 39.43250; -106.03722 (39.432532, -106.037152).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (4.39%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016913[5]7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 685 people, 268 households, and 151 families residing in the town. The population density was 314.0 people per square mile (121.3/km²). There were 563 housing units at an average density of 258.0 per square mile (99.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.39% White, 0.15% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.04% of the population.

There were 268 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 1.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.3% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town, the population was spread out with 17.4% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 46.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 2.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 122.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 126.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $61,964, and the median income for a family was $70,714. Males had a median income of $34,844 versus $32,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,411. About 2.8% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.

Mohawk Lake, in the high country west of Blue River

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Archived from the original on 2009-12-12. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
  3. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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