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Established in 1964, the Town of Blue River sits along the Ten Mile Range in Summit County, Colorado. Nestled between Breckenridge and Hoosier Pass, Blue River is a residential community with hiking/biking trails and exclusive use of the Goose Tarn Pasture.
Town of Blue River Website
data source: US Census, ACS 5-yr estimates, yr 2014

People & Housing

Population 645
High School Diploma or More (% Pop. 25+) 100%
Bachelor's Degree or More (% Pop. 25+) 57.7%
Households 268
Total Housing Units 734
% Total Units Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 60.5%

Employment & Income

Labor Force 422
Unemployment Rate (2014) 12.8%
Median Household Income $85,500
Median Family Income $96,250
Poverty Rate 10.6%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 18.4

Population by Age

  Blue River % of Total
Total 645 100%
Preschool (0-4) 52 8.1%
School Age (5-17) 60 9.3%
College Age (18-24) 32 5.0%
Young Adult (25-44) 249 38.6%
Adult (45-64) 170 26.4%
Older Adult (65+) 82 12.7%
Median Age 38  

Population by Race & Hispanic Origin

  Blue River % of Total
Total 645 100%
American Ind. or Alaskan Native alone 0 0%
Asian alone 0 0%
Black alone 0 0%
Native Hawaiin and Other Pac. Isl. alone 0 0%
White alone 645 100%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 0 0%
Mexican 0 0%
Cuban 0 0%
Puerto Rican 0 0%
Other 0 0%

Educational Attainment

  Blue River % of Total
Total Population 25+ 501 100%
Less than 9th grade 0 0%
9th to 12th, No diploma 0 0%
High School diploma, incl. equiv. 65 13.0%
Some college, no degree 122 24.4%
Associates Degree 25 5.0%
Bachelor's Degree 236 47.1%
Graduate or Professional Degree 53 10.6%

Households

  Blue River % of Total
Total Households 268 100%
Family Households 164 61.2%
Married with Children 64 23.9%
Married without Children 82 30.6%
Single Parents 14 5.2%
Other 4 1.5%
Non-family households 104 38.8%
Living alone 89 33.2%
Average Household Size 2.4  
Average Family Household Size 2.8  

Housing Units

  Blue River % of Total
Total Housing Units 734 100%
Owner Occupied 231 31.5%
Renter Occupied 37 5%
Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 444 60.5%
1-Unit attached 254 34.6%
2-9 Units 0 0%
10-19 Units 14 1.9%
20 or more units 0 0%
Built Prior to 1940 0 0%

Labor Force

Total Labor Force 422
Employed 368
Unemployed 54
Unemployment Rate 12.8%

Commuting to Work

  Blue River % of Total
Workers 16 yrs + 368 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 230 62.5%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 31 8.4%
Public transportation 4 1.1%
Walked 4 1.1%
Other means 6 1.6%
Worked at home 78 21.2%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 18  

Resident Occupations

  Blue River % of Total
Employed civilian Pop. 16 yrs+ 422 100%
Management, professional, and related 177 41.9%
Service 40 9.5%
Sales and Office 98 23.2%
Farming, fishing and forestry 0 0%
Construction, extraction and maintenance 50 11.8%
Production, transportation and material 3 0.7%

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