Blue Ridge, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Blue Ridge, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Blue Ridge Census Designated Place had a population of 1,268 as of July 1, 2016. Blue Ridge ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Blue Ridge is located at latitude 32.4989 and longitude -86.1824 in Elmore County. The formal boundaries for the Blue Ridge Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Elmore County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 367 feet.

The Blue Ridge Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402696) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Blue Ridge Census Designated Place is located within Wetumpka Division of Elmore County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blue Ridge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Blue Ridge, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,268
Population in Households 1,268
Population in Familes 1,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 163
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 521
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 398
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 581 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 471 (81.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $227,500
Average Home Value $243,153


Median Household Income $78,671
Average Household Income $100,172
Per Capita Income $40,302
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.89% -0.72%
Households -1.03% -0.78%
Families -1.45% -0.87%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Blue Ridge, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Ridge to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 278 52nd
Population Density1 # 382 34th
Diversity Index2 # 458 21st
Median Household Income # 13 98th
Per Capita Income # 10 98th

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