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Blue Springs, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Blue Springs had a population of 55,231 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Blue Springs, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 55,231
Daytime Population: Workers 20,581
Daytime Population: Residents 26,638
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 47,219
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 55,013
Population in Familes 46,704
Population in Group Qrtrs 218
Population Density2 2,476
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $69,246
Average Household Income $84,949
Per Capita Income $31,555


Total Housing Units 21,386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,323 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,095 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 968 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $159,280
Average Home Value $190,558


Total Households 20,418
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 15,058
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.68% 0.66%
Households 0.62% 0.59%
Families 0.55% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

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, 2017 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 Density # 81 92nd
Diversity Index # 139 87th
Median Household Income # 84 92nd
Per Capita Income # 117 89th

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