Income/capita 27%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 25%
IndexBlue RapidsKansasNational
Income per capita$21,863$28,478$29,829
Median household income$50,833$53,571$55,322
Median income owner occupied$54,118$67,823$70,586
Median income renter occupied$29,286$32,780$35,192
Median earnings male$35,815$36,604$36,919
Median earnings female$25,083$24,737$26,250
Unemployment rate3.5%3.5%4.7%
Poverty level9.2%13.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Blue Rapids is 27% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Blue Rapids is 8% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Blue Rapids is 25% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Blue Rapids is 39% lower than the national average

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      Blue Rapids employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.6%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector58.2%1.1%
      Financial & insurance services5.9%8.0%
      Wholesale & retail services5.0%23.9%
      Public administration1.4%3.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.0%5.3%
      Education, health & social services6.4%38.8%

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      Beattie, KS224$60,0008%
      Waterville, KS733$47,36114%
      Frankfort, KS746$44,67419%
      Marysville, KS3,290$41,65325%
      Hanover, KS608$40,89326%
      Blue Rapids, KS953$50,8338%

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      Burrton, KS953$50,4749%
      Enderlin, ND953$52,0836%
      Schoeneck, PA953$54,0072%
      Bearden, AR953$23,33358%
      Pinesdale, MT954$37,67932%
      Blue Rapids, KS953$50,8338%
      Source: The Blue Rapids, KS employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).