Excelsior Springs, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Excelsior Springs, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Excelsior Springs had a population of 11,171 as of July 1, 2017. Excelsior Springs ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Excelsior Springs is located at latitude 39.3402 and longitude -94.2383 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Excelsior Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 784 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Excelsior Springs are located in Clay County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Ray County.

The City of Excelsior Springs (GNIS ID: 2394718) 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 Excelsior Springs is located within Township of Fishing River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Excelsior Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Excelsior Springs: Golf Hill.

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


Total Population 11,171
Population in Households 10,624
Population in Familes 8,496
Population in Group Qrtrs 547
Population Density1 1,073
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 4,295
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 2,826
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,830 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,700 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,596 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 535 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $118,937
Average Home Value $141,000


Median Household Income $45,928
Average Household Income $57,728
Per Capita Income $23,155
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.26%
Households 0.05% 0.24%
Families -0.05% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   3.11%
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.

Excelsior Springs, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Excelsior 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 # 77 93rd
Population Density1 # 318 69th
Diversity Index2 # 218 79th
Median Household Income # 422 59th
Per Capita Income # 476 54th

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