Blue Ridge, Texas

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Blue Ridge, Texas

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Comparative Profile of Blue Ridge, Texas

Comparing Blue Ridge to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 8
Racial Diversity 6 1
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 2 3
Age of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 8
Portion of People Married 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 8
Median Family Income 6 7
People Above Poverty 6 8
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 8
People Living Alone 6 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Affordability of Rents 2 2

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Blue Ridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles NE of McKinney, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles NE of Dallas, Texas
County Collin
Standard Zip Codes 75424
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.297
Longitude -96.401

Blue Ridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MC KINNEY 3 S
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 76 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 52 to 73 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 75 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
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Blue Ridge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 672 100%
Male 316 47%
Female 356 53%
Under 18 240 35.7%
18+ 432 64.3%
65+ 65 9.7%
Median Age 30
Average Family Size 3.33
White 628 93.5%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.7%
Other 28 4.2%
Mixed Race 10 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 47 7%

Estimated Blue Ridge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 939
Growth 267
Growth % 39.7%

Blue Ridge 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
US/American 42.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.6%
Irish 11.9%
German 9.6%
English 7.8%
European 4.1%
Dutch 1.4%
Polish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.7%
Swedish 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Norwegian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Blue Ridge 672 $42,778
Anna 1,225 $51,250
Farmersville 3,118 $46,700
Princeton 3,477 $45,948
Trenton 662 $43,906
Van Alstyne 2,502 $45,188
Westminster 390 $45,000
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Blue Ridge High Schools (2004)

11020 CR 504
Serves 192 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.3

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