Blue Springs, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Blue Springs, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Blue Springs had a population of 55,819 as of July 1, 2018. 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 39.017 and longitude -94.2816 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.

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Blue Springs, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 55,819
Population in Households 55,599
Population in Familes 47,140
Population in Group Qrtrs 220
Population Density2 2,502
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $72,318
Average Household Income $89,340
Per Capita Income $33,175


Total Housing Units 21,567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,093 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,536 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 938 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $162,818
Average Home Value $198,397


Total Households 20,629
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 15,260
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.72% 0.69%
Households 0.67% 0.59%
Families 0.64% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 2018 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 # 137 87th
Median Household Income # 92 91st
Per Capita Income # 108 90th

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