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The City of Blue Grass had a population of 1,540 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Blue Grass is located at latitude 41.5096 and longitude -90.7649 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blue Grass (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 794 feet.

The City of Blue Grass (GNIS ID: 2394201) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Blue Grass is located within Township of Blue Grass, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blue Grass 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 Grass, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,540
Population in Households 1,540
Population in Familes 1,342
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 527
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 592
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 463
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 631 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 509 (80.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $181,354
Average Home Value $191,110


Median Household Income $69,958
Average Household Income $81,402
Per Capita Income $31,000
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 1.03%
Households 0.86% 0.93%
Families 1.34% 0.93%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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 Grass, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Grass to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 204 80th
Population Density1 # 626 38th
Diversity Index2 # 436 57th
Median Household Income # 78 92nd
Per Capita Income # 226 78th

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