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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.
data source: US Census, ACS 5-yr estimates

People & Housing (2016)

Population 735
High School Diploma or More (% Pop. 25+) 100%
Bachelor's Degree or More (% Pop. 25+) 52.1%
Households 287
Total Housing Units 754
% Total Units Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 60.3%

Employment & Income (2016)

Labor Force 506
Unemployment Rate (2014) 11.1%
Median Household Income $87,083
Median Family Income $106,563
Poverty Rate 10.6%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 16.1

Population by Age (2016)

  Blue River % of Total
Total 735 100%
Preschool (0-4) 60 8.2%
School Age (5-17) 77 10.5%
College Age (18-24) 51 6.9%
Young Adult (25-44) 236 32.1%
Adult (45-64) 207 28.2%
Older Adult (65+) 104 14.1%
Median Age 36  

Population by Race & Hispanic Origin (2016)

  Blue River % of Total
Total 735 100%
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 732 99.6%
Two or more race groups 3 0.4%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 8 1.1%
Mexican 8 1.1%
Cuban 0 0%
Puerto Rican 0 0%
Other 0 0%

Educational Attainment (2016)

  Blue River % of Total
Total Population 25+ 547 100%
Less than 9th grade 0 0%
9th to 12th, No diploma 0 0%
High School diploma, incl. equiv. 97 17.7%
Some college, no degree 113 20.7%
Associates Degree 52 9.5%
Bachelor's Degree 230 42.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 55 10.1%

Households (2016)

  Blue River % of Total
Total Households 287 100%
Family Households 181 63.1%
Married with Children 60 20.9%
Married without Children 100 34.8%
Single Parents 16 5.6%
Other 5 1.7%
Non-family households 106 36.9%
Living alone 95 33.1%
Average Household Size 2.5  
Average Family Household Size 3  

Housing Units (2016)

  Blue River % of Total
Total Housing Units 754 100%
Owner Occupied 239 31.7%
Renter Occupied 48 6.4%
Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 455 60.3%
1-Unit attached 274 36.3%
2-9 Units 4 0.5%
10-19 Units 9 1.2%
20 or more units 0 0%
Built Prior to 1940 8 1.1%

Labor Force (2016)

Total Labor Force 506
Employed 450
Unemployed 56
Unemployment Rate 11.1%

Commuting to Work (2016)

  Blue River % of Total
Workers 16 yrs + 435 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 354 81.4%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 3 0.7%
Public transportation 3 0.7%
Walked 6 1.4%
Other means 10 2.3%
Worked at home 59 13.6%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 16  

Resident Occupations (2016)

  Blue River % of Total
Employed civilian Pop. 16 yrs+ 450 100%
Management, professional, and related 217 48.2%
Service 63 14.0%
Sales and Office 124 27.6%
Farming, fishing and forestry 0 0%
Construction, extraction and maintenance 37 8.2%
Production, transportation and material 9 2.0%

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