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Blue Ridge is a township in Piatt County, in the Champaign-Urbana metro area.

The latitude of Blue Ridge is 40.221N. The longitude is -88.545W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 728 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,414.


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Median household income
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$46,458
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Blue Ridge demographic reports
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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34% of Blue Ridge residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blue Ridge ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blue Ridge was $20,774, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Blue Ridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Blue Ridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $397.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $789.


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Piatt County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blue Ridge political report.

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The average commute time for Blue Ridge workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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