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The City of Blue Grass had a population of 1,543 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Blue Grass, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,543
Daytime Population: Workers 665
Daytime Population: Residents 778
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,443
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 1,543
Population in Familes 1,342
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 528
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $69,186
Average Household Income $81,025
Per Capita Income $30,725


Total Housing Units 628 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 509 (81.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $187,611
Average Home Value $192,618


Total Households 590
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 460
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.84% 0.83%
Households 0.7% 0.73%
Families 1.06% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

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, 2017 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 # 206 80th
Population Density # 627 38th
Diversity Index # 418 58th
Median Household Income # 103 90th
Per Capita Income # 253 75th

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