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Blue Grass, Iowa
City
Blue Grass Community Center
Blue Grass Community Center
Motto(s): 
A Great Place To Call Home Since 1853
Location of Blue Grass, Iowa
Location of Blue Grass, Iowa
Country USA
State  Iowa
Counties Muscatine, Scott
Area
 • City 2.92 sq mi (7.55 km2)
 • Land 2.92 sq mi (7.55 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
791 ft (241 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • City 1,666
 • Density 570.55/sq mi (220.66/km2)
 • Metro
382,630 (135th)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52726
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-07075
GNIS feature ID 0454709

Blue Grass is a city in Muscatine and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 1,666 as of 2020.

Most of Blue Grass is part of the DavenportMolineRock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area, but the Muscatine County portion of the city is considered part of the Muscatine Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.89 square miles (7.49 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 70 —    
1910 223 +218.6%
1920 205 −8.1%
1930 246 +20.0%
1940 287 +16.7%
1950 337 +17.4%
1960 568 +68.5%
1970 1,032 +81.7%
1980 1,377 +33.4%
1990 1,214 −11.8%
2000 1,169 −3.7%
2010 1,452 +24.2%
2020 1,666 +14.7%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
Blue GrassIowaPopPlot
The population of Blue Grass, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,452 people, 561 households, and 426 families living in the city. The population density was 502.4 inhabitants per square mile (194.0/km2). There were 597 housing units at an average density of 206.6 per square mile (79.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 1.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 561 households, of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.1% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 39.4 years. 24.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 14% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.9% male and 48.1% female.

Education

Residents of the city are zoned to the Davenport Community School District. Zoned schools include Blue Grass Elementary School, Walcott Intermediate School, and Davenport West High School.

Muscatine Community School District operates public schools serving nearby rural areas. Muscatine High School is the district's high school.

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