Blue Ridge, Alabama

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Blue Ridge, Alabama
Location in Elmore County and the state of Alabama
Location in Elmore County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°29′12″N 86°11′26″W / 32.48667°N 86.19056°W / 32.48667; -86.19056
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyElmore
Area
 • Total7.85 sq mi (20.32 km2)
 • Land7.76 sq mi (20.09 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Elevation
367 ft (112 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,485
 • Density191.42/sq mi (73.91/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code01-07588
GNIS feature ID1866927

Blue Ridge is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Elmore County, Alabama, United States. At the 2020 census, the population was 1,485. It is part of the Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Blue Ridge is located in southern Elmore County at 32°29′12″N 86°11′27″W / 32.48667°N 86.19083°W / 32.48667; -86.19083 (32.486744, -86.190823).[2] It is bordered to the west by Wetumpka, the county seat, and to the southeast by Redland.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.8 square miles (20.3 km2), of which 7.8 square miles (20.1 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 1.13%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19901,151
20001,33115.6%
20101,3410.8%
20201,48510.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,331 people, 511 households, and 436 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 169.3 inhabitants per square mile (65.4/km2). There were 526 housing units at an average density of 66.9 per square mile (25.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.79% White, 3.08% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, and 0.38% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 511 households, out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 0.0% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.5% were non-families. 13.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 22.2% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 37.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $73,162, and the median income for a family was $83,320. Males had a median income of $60,625 versus $37,875 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $32,774. None of the families and 1.1% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 1,341 people, 556 households, and 436 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 166.4 inhabitants per square mile (64.2/km2). There were 581 housing units at an average density of 73.5 per square mile (28.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.5% White, 2.7% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 0.9% from two or more races. 1.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 556 households, out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 16.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 15.0% from 25 to 44, 41.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $84,135, and the median income for a family was $85,066. Males had a median income of $69,141 versus $46,029 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $40,625. None of the families and 0% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Education[edit]

It is in the Elmore County Public School System.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Blue Ridge CDP, Alabama". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  7. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Elmore County, AL" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-07-31. - Text list

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°29′12″N 86°11′27″W / 32.486744°N 86.190823°W / 32.486744; -86.190823