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Blue Springs, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Blue Springs had a population of 56,093 as of July 1, 2019. 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 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Blue Springs, MO Housing Affordability Index is 195
State of Missouri Housing Affordability Index is 156
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Blue Springs, MO Wealth Index is 101
State of Missouri Wealth Index is 82
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 56,093
Population in Households 55,872
Population in Families 47,434
Population in Group Qrtrs 221
Population Density 2,509
Diversity Index1 33
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,247
Average Household Income $90,207
Per Capita Income $33,494
Wealth Index3 101

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 21,756 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,421 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,350 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 984 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $175,963
Housing Affordability Index2 195
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 20,772
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 15,345
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.7% 0.55%
Households 0.67% 0.5%
Families 0.63% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Blue Springs, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Springs to the other 1,034 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 80 92nd
Diversity Index # 139 87th
Median Household Income # 92 91st
Per Capita Income # 128 88th

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