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Blue Rapids is a city in Marshall County.

The community was named for rapids on the nearby Blue River
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Blue Rapids. For links to other places called Blue Rapids, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Blue Rapids is 39.681N. The longitude is -96.659W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,155 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,061.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$30,682
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Blue Rapids demographic reports
Blue Rapids is at the junction of the Little Blue and the Big Blue rivers
Chautauqua meetings were held here in the early 1900s
Claims the largest cottonwood tree in Kansas
Local festivals include:
  • Marshall County Fair - July 18-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Blue Rapids web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Blue Rapids demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marshall 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 66411 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blue Rapids was $16,859, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Blue Rapids residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Blue Rapids, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $222.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $456.


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Libraries in Blue Rapids include Blue Rapids Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Blue Rapids workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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