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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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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.
15% of Blue Ridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Blue Ridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $397. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $789.
Piatt County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blue Ridge political report.
The average commute time for Blue Ridge workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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