Blue Ridge is a city at the intersection of state highway 78, FM 981, and FM 545 in Collin County, Texas, United States. The population was 822 at the 2010 census. It is the birthplace of Paul Wayne Riley.
Blue Ridge is located at 33°17′57″N 96°24′6″W / 33.29917°N 96.40167°W / 33.29917; -96.40167 (33.299206, -96.401616).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.12 square miles (2.9 km), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 822 people, 284 households, and 210 families residing in the city. The population density was 733.9 people per square mile (283.4/km²). There were 323 housing units at an average density of 288.4 per square mile (111.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.60% White, 0.4% African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.8% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.1% of the population.
There were 284 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.38.
In the city, the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.0 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $44,625, and the median income for a family was $67,250. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $43,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,522. About 9.8% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 46.8% of those age 65 or over; however, the margin of error for these metrics was ±10.2% for families in poverty, and ±26.7% and ±27.8% for under 18 and over 65 in poverty, respectively.
Blue Ridge Texas neighborhoods include: Blueridge, Blue Ridge 1377, 501, 502, Frognot, Parkhill Prairie, The Trails of Blue Ridge, Valdesta