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Blue Springs, Alabama
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Census Data for Blue Springs ...

Although we found mention of Blue Springs during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.




As far as we can tell, Blue Springs has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Blue Springs, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2015<2>
Population
DirectionDistance<3>
 Gadsden36,084   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 Anniston22,347   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
 Oxford21,249   S   12 miles [19.3 km]

Calhoun County ...

Blue Springs is located in Calhoun County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Calhoun County.

Population Rings for Blue Springs ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Blue Springs and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Blue Springs. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4> We don't have the population of Blue Springs, so its people haven't been included.

RadiusNo of
Communities
2015
Population
Change
Since 2010
5 mi [8 km]315,313-1.75%
10 mi [16 km]538,806-2.65%
15 mi [24 km]1078,849-1.24%
20 mi [32 km]17135,871-1.39%
25 mi [40 km]25154,947-1.06%
30 mi [48 km]30189,164-0.33%

US Census QuickFacts ...

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information called QuickFacts. Although they haven't created a QuickFact for Blue Springs, there are QuickFacts available for the following nearby communities:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
2015 Est.
Population
Change
Since 2010
Direction
JacksonvilleQF-013827212,222-2.6%   NE  
AnnistonQF-010185222,347-3.28%   S  
GlencoeQF-01299925,153-0.14%   NW  
OxfordQF-015757621,249-0.46%   S  
SouthsideQF-01718328,572+1.9%   NW  
Rainbow CityQF-01632889,580-0.23%   NW  
GadsdenQF-012869636,084-2.09%   NW  
AttallaQF-01030285,899-2.46%   NW  

For more about neighboring communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Blue Springs. For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Blue Springs, see our County-by-County Page for Blue Springs.

A Census QuickFact is available for Calhoun County (QF-01015).

Below are QuickFacts for the counties that border Calhoun County.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
2015 Est.
Population
Change
Since 2010
Direction
CherokeeQF-0101925,859-0.5%   N  
CleburneQF-0102915,018+0.31%   E  
EtowahQF-01055103,057-1.31%   NW  
Saint ClairQF-0111587,074+4.16%   W  
TalladegaQF-0112180,862-1.74%   SW  

Miscellaneous Information for Blue Springs ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Calhoun County or the community of Blue Springs:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Blue Springs:

GNIS ID for Blue Springs: 149165

GNIS ID for Calhoun County: 161533

GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775

Misc. Census Codes ...

Blue Springs is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Blue Springs.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)


The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Blue Springs and then turned east". While Blue Springs could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Blue Springs as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Blue Springs could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are 4 Alabama communities also named Blue Springs. While this community is located in Calhoun County, the others are located in the following counties: Barbour, Blount, Coosa and Covington. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Blue Springs.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Blue Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blue Springs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blue Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blue Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7737, Longitude: -85.8402     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blue Springs.



 
 
 

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