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Blue Springs, Nebraska
Remains of dam and hydroelectric power plant, below Broad Street bridge, on Big Blue River at Blue Springs
Remains of dam and hydroelectric power plant, below Broad Street bridge, on Big Blue River at Blue Springs
Location of Blue Springs within Gage County and Nebraska
Location of Blue Springs within Gage County and Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Gage
Area
 • Total 0.79 sq mi (2.03 km2)
 • Land 0.77 sq mi (1.99 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
1,240 ft (378 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 331
 • Estimate 
(2019)
319
 • Density 415.91/sq mi (160.63/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68318
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-05630
GNIS feature ID 0827509
Website wymorebluesprings.com

Blue Springs is a city in Gage County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 331 at the 2010 census.

History

Blue Springs was founded in the 1850s. It was named for the local springs, long thought by Indians thought to hold medicinal powers.

The first post office in Blue Springs was established in 1861.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.79 square miles (2.05 km2), of which, 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 513
1890 963 87.7%
1900 786 −18.4%
1910 712 −9.4%
1920 742 4.2%
1930 700 −5.7%
1940 681 −2.7%
1950 581 −14.7%
1960 509 −12.4%
1970 506 −0.6%
1980 521 3.0%
1990 431 −17.3%
2000 383 −11.1%
2010 331 −13.6%
2019 (est.) 319 −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2012 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 331 people, 147 households, and 97 families living in the city. The population density was 429.9 inhabitants per square mile (166.0/km2). There were 172 housing units at an average density of 223.4 per square mile (86.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.2% White, 1.2% Native American, 1.5% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 147 households, of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 10.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.0% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.65.

The median age in the city was 49.3 years. 19.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.6% were from 25 to 44; 35.1% were from 45 to 64; and 23% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

Education

Blue Springs Public Schools are part of the Southern School District, which includes one elementary school (Southern Elementary School, located in Blue Springs) and one high school, Southern High School.

Notable person

Guy Chamberlin, member of College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame

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