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Blue River is a township in Henry County, in the New Castle metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Blue River. For links to other places called Blue River, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Blue River is 39.990N. The longitude is -85.256W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,112 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,179.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Blue River demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Henry County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47360 ZIP code.
27% of Blue River residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blue River ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blue River was $16,308, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Blue River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Blue River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $346. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $680.
Henry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blue River political report.
The average commute time for Blue River workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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