Blue Springs, Alabama

Blue Springs is a town in Barbour County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 96.[3] The town is the home of Blue Springs State Park.

Blue Springs, Alabama
Location of Blue Springs in Barbour County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 31°39′51″N 85°29′45″W
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyBarbour
Area
  Total2.90 sq mi (7.50 km2)
  Land2.90 sq mi (7.50 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
305 ft (93 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total96
  Estimate 
(2018)[2]
88
  Density30.39/sq mi (11.73/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36017
Area code(s)334
FIPS code01-07672
GNIS feature ID0154990

Geography

Blue Springs is located at 31°39'51.588" North, 85°29'45.308" West (31.664330, -85.495919).[4]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1910117
192016238.5%
19301641.2%
19401671.8%
1950111−33.5%
196094−15.3%
197013745.7%
1980112−18.2%
1990108−3.6%
200012112.0%
201096−20.7%
Est. 201888[2]−8.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 121 people, 49 households, and 36 families residing in the town. The population density was 41.8 people per square mile (16.2/km2). There were 54 housing units at an average density of 18.7 per square mile (7.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.17% White and 0.83% Black or African American.

There were 49 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,000, and the median income for a family was $38,250. Males had a median income of $27,000 versus $21,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,224. There were 6.5% of families and 4.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 33.3% of those over 64.

Points of interest

  • Blue Springs State Park is a 103-acre (42 ha) property along the West Fork Choctawhatchee River near the center of town. It features a spring pool, campground and picnicking.
  • Blue Reindeer Creek is a designated site of historical interest.

References

  1. "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Blue Springs town, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  6. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  7. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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