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Blue Springs, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Blue Springs had a population of 54,037 as of July 1, 2016. Blue Springs ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Blue Springs is located at latitude 39.012 and longitude -94.2676 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blue Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 974 feet.

The City of Blue Springs (GNIS ID: 2394206) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Blue Springs is located within Township of Sni-A-Bar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blue Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Blue Springs, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 54,037
Population in Households 53,815
Population in Familes 45,759
Population in Group Qrtrs 222
Population Density1 2,422
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 19,966
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 14,745
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,220 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,746 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,212 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $156,097
Average Home Value $188,474


Median Household Income $66,710
Average Household Income $81,352
Per Capita Income $30,211
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.48%
Households 0.35% 0.41%
Families 0.3% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Blue Springs, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Springs to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 99th
Population Density1 # 82 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 140 87th
Median Household Income # 81 92nd
Per Capita Income # 107 90th

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