Blue Rapids, Kansas

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Blue Rapids, Kansas

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High Points

Blue Rapids strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Blue Rapids Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Blue Rapids Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Blue Rapids Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Blue Rapids, Kansas

Comparing Blue Rapids to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 7
Age of the Population 8 8
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
Median Family Income 4 3
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Working at Home 4 3
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
People Living Alone 6 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Blue Rapids Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 68 miles NW of Topeka, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles S of Omaha, Nebraska
County Marshall
Standard Zip Codes 66411
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.681
Longitude -96.659

Blue Rapids Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
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Blue Rapids Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,088 100%
Male 528 48.5%
Female 560 51.5%
Under 18 273 25.1%
18+ 815 74.9%
65+ 242 22.2%
Median Age 41.4
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,067 98.1%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 13 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.6%

Estimated Blue Rapids Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,048
Growth -40
Growth % -3.7%

Blue Rapids Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 38.9%
US/American 14.8%
English 11.9%
Irish 9.4%
Swedish 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
Czech 3.5%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Dutch 1.6%
Italian 1.2%
Scottish 1%
Welsh 0.9%
Norwegian 0.8%
Danish 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Swiss 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Blue Rapids 1,088 $37,273
Barnes 152 $26,023
Frankfort 855 $34,545
Greenleaf 357 $38,125
Marysville 3,271 $40,427
Olsburg 192 $39,531
Waterville 681 $38,472

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Blue Rapids Public Library
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Serves 222 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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