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Population (year 2000): 48,080. Estimated population in July 2005: 53,099 (+10.4% change)
Males: 23,525 (48.9%), Females: 24,555 (51.1%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 33.1 years
Median household income: $55,402 (year 2000)
Median house value: $108,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Blue Springs:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.6%)
  • Black (2.9%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (25.4%), Irish (14.6%), English (14.1%), United States (8.6%), Italian (3.5%), French (3.2%).Springs, Missouri

Elevation: 972 feet

Land area: 18.2 square miles

Blue

For population 25 years and over in Blue Springs

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blue Springs city

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +7,430 (+18.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Summit, MO (9.5 miles Lee's pop. 70,700).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: City, MO Kansas (19.7 miles pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (463.4 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Tapawingo, MO (2.4 miles Lake Valley, MO (4.6 miles Grain Lotawana, MO (6.5 miles Lake Summit, MO (9.5 miles Lee's MO (9.6 miles Buckner, Unity Village, MO (9.9 miles) , MO Independence, (10.0 miles Grove, MO (10.1 miles Oak


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 308 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 1997: 295 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 1998: 277 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 1999: 354 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2000: 306 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 2001: 307 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2002: 223 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2003: 147 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2004: 201 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2005: 148 buildings, average cost: $128,700

Latitude: 39.02 N, Longitude: 94.27 W

Area code: 816


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.2%), Retail trade (13.2%), Manufacturing (10.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -11,703 (-24.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,252 (24.1%)


 

Crime in Blue Springs by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 2.1 0.0 2.1 0.0
Rapes 14 13 13 18 20
    per 100,000 29.1 27.0 27.0 37.4 41.6
Robberies 33 44 30 28 16
    per 100,000 68.6 91.5 62.4 58.2 33.3
Assaults 476 41 56 40 37
    per 100,000 990.0 85.3 116.5 83.2 77.0
Burglaries 201 279 268 337 311
    per 100,000 418.1 580.3 557.4 700.9 646.8
Thefts 1,515 1,690 1,459 1,594 1,564
    per 100,000 3151.0 3515.0 3034.5 3315.3 3252.9
Auto thefts 117 126 146 147 147
    per 100,000 243.3 262.1 303.7 305.7 305.7
405.0 259.6 237.5 257.3 241.9

Average climate in Blue Springs, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Blue

Blue Springs-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 105% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Blue Springs city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/1977, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.1 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Ladell Betts - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Aug 27, 1979).


Hospital/medical center in Blue Springs:
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL OF BLUE SPRINGS (201 WEST R D MIZE RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Blue Springs:
  • MEDICAL CENTER OF INDEPENDENCE (about 7 miles; INDEPENDENCE, MO)
  • TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTER LAKEWOOD (about 11 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO)
  • INDEPENDENCE REG HEALTH CTR (about 12 miles; INDEPENDENCE, MO)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Blue Springs:
  • CHARLES B. WHEELER DOWNTOWN (about 23 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; ID: MKC)
  • KANSAS CITY INTL (about 35 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; ID: MCI)
  • ROSECRANS MEMORIAL (about 68 miles; ST JOSEPH, MO; ID: STJ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Blue Springs:
  • EAST KANSAS CITY (about 6 miles; GRAIN VALLEY, MO; ID: 3GV)
  • LEE'S SUMMIT MUNICIPAL (about 8 miles; LEE'S SUMMIT, MO; ID: LXT)
  • HARRY S TRUMAN REGIONAL (about 14 miles; BATES CITY, MO; ID: 2M1)

Amtrak stations near Blue Springs:
  • 11 miles: LEE'S SUMMIT (220 S. MAIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 12 miles: INDEPENDENCE (600 S. GRAND AVE.). Services: free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Health 3 $9,243 $36,972 1 $2,307
Streets and Highways 13 $41,749 $38,537 0 $0
Police - Other 25 $89,021 $42,730 4 $3,649
Police Protection - Officers 75 $315,586 $50,493 5 $6,753
Judicial and Legal 2 $7,891 $47,346 4 $4,284
Other Government Administration 26 $116,096 $53,582 7 $5,894
Financial Administration 17 $51,205 $36,144 5 $7,964
Sewerage 8 $27,327 $40,990 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 21 $72,376 $41,357 43 $20,756
Water Supply 14 $48,717 $41,757 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 6 $24,713 $49,426 0 $0
Totals for Government 210 $803,923 $45,938 69 $51,606
College/University in Blue Springs:
  • HOUSE OF HEAVILIN BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 38; Location: 1405 SMITH; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blue Springs:
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; LEES SUMMIT, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,576)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY (about 21 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; FT enrollment: 8,830)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 22 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; FT enrollment: 2,189)
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGES (about 23 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; FT enrollment: 2,259)
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; FT enrollment: 2,998)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; OVERLAND PARK, KS; FT enrollment: 8,857)
  • PARK UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; PARKVILLE, MO; FT enrollment: 4,180)
Public high schools in Blue Springs:
  • BLUE SPRINGS HIGH (Students: 1,690; Location: 2000 NW ASHTON DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH HIGH (Students: 1,355; Location: 1200 SE ADAMS DAIRY PKWY; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • VALLEY VIEW HIGH (Location: 5000 NW VALLEY VIEW RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Blue Springs:
  • TRI CITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 457; Location: 4500 SELSA ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Blue Springs:
  • FRESHMAN CTR. - G. BAKER BLDG. (Students: 1,022; Location: 2103 NW VESPER; Grades: 09 - 09)
  • MORELAND RIDGE MIDDLE (Students: 932; Location: 900 SW BISHOP DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BRITTANY HILL MIDDLE (Students: 853; Location: 2701 NW 1ST ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SUNNY POINTE ELEM. (Students: 753; Location: 3920 SOUTH R D MIZE RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SUNNY VALE MIDDLE (Students: 711; Location: 3930 SOUTH R D MIZE RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LUCY FRANKLIN ELEM. (Students: 606; Location: 111 NE ROANOKE DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JAMES LEWIS ELEM. (Students: 499; Location: 717 NW PARK RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILLIAM BRYANT ELEM. (Students: 495; Location: 1101 SE SUNNYSIDE SCHOOL RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CORDILL-MASON ELEM. (Students: 461; Location: 4001 SW CHRISTIANSEN RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JOHN NOWLIN ELEM. (Students: 449; Location: 5020 NW VALLEY VIEW RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Blue Springs:
  • ST. JOHN LA LANDE ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 376; Location: 801 R.D. MIZE RD.; Grades: KG - 8)
  • RAINBOW CENTER FOR COMMUNICATI (Students: 46; Location: 3420 KINGSRIDGE DR.; Grades: UG - UG)
  • CREATIVE WORLD ELEMENTARY (Students: 29; Location: 19701 E 40 HWY; Grades: KG - 3)

Notable locations in Blue Springs: Parker Center (A), Stop Shop Center (B), Jackson Square (C).

Shopping Centers: Haymarket Shopping Center (1), Kings Ridge Shopping Center (2), Interstate Seventy Shopping Center (3), Jackson Grove Shopping Center (4).

Church in Blue Springs: Chapel Hill Church (A).

Cemetery: Blue Springs Cemetery (1).

Reservoirs: Christiansen Lake (A), Lake Tapawingo (B).


Blue Springs compared to Missouri state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Blue Springs:
  • KCWJ (1030 AM; 1 kW; BLUE SPRINGS, MO; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING ASSOCIATES, LP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPHN (1190 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGGN (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GLADSTONE, MO; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCNW (1380 AM; 3 kW; FAIRWAY, KS; Owner: KANSAS CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRT (1590 AM; 1 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Blue Springs:
  • KSRC (102.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDAF-FM (106.5 FM; LIBERTY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUDL (98.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBEQ-FM (104.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMXV (93.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQRC-FM (98.9 FM; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRBZ (96.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYYS (99.7 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPRS (103.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • KCUR-FM (89.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CURATORS OF UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KLJC (88.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CALVARY BIBLE COLLEGE)
  • KCFX (101.1 FM; HARRISONVILLE, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCMO-FM (94.9 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZPL (97.3 FM; LEE'S SUMMIT, MO; Owner: UNION FIRST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMJK (107.3 FM; LEXINGTON, MO; Owner: ALLUR-KANSAS CITY, INC.)
  • KKFI (90.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MID-COAST RADIO PROJECT, INC.)
  • KFKF-FM (94.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KAYX (92.5 FM; RICHMOND, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Blue Springs:
  • KCPT (Channel 19; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PUBLIC TELEVISION 19, INC.)
  • KMBC-TV (Channel 9; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KMBC HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSMO-TV (Channel 62; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KSMO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • KPXE (Channel 50; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PAXSON KANSAS CITY LICENSE, INC.)
  • KCWE (Channel 29; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KCWE-TV, INC.)
  • KMCI (Channel 38; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K48FS (Channel 48; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KCTV (Channel 5; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K35CT (Channel 35; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KSHB-TV (Channel 41; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDAF-TV (Channel 4; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WDAF LICENSE, INC.)
  • K26CR (Channel 26; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)

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