Introduction to Bonner Springs, Kansas

Bonner Springs, Kansas, in Wyandotte county, is located 12 miles NW of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 16 miles W of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Bonner Springs has a population of 6,768.

Bonner Springs History

Bonner Springs is located in the Kansas City metro area. Bonner Springs was the first white settlement in Kansas. It was established as a trading post in 1812 by Francis and Cyprian Chouteau. The trading post was known as Four Houses. In 1885 the name was changed to Tiblow. In 1885, it was renamed to Bonner Springs by Philo M. Clark. The city was named in honor of Robert Bonner who was the editor of a newspaper. The city was incorporated in 1898 and Philo M. Clark became the first mayor.

Bonner Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Wyandotte County Museum & Historical Society
  • National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame
  • Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Weston Bend State Park
  • Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site

Things To Do In Bonner Springs

There are a number of museums where you can spend your free hours including The Nelson - Atkins Museum of Art has a collection of Asian art, particularly the art of China. You can also visit the Children's Museum of Kansas City and the historic site of Walt Disney House and Garage. The Clinton State Park offers facilities for boating, swimming, and camping. You can also visit the Wyandotte County Park. Bonner Springs hosts various annual festivals such as the Farm Heritage Day in July and the Tiblow Days in August.

Bonner Springs Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Kansas City International Airport.

City Higher Education

Facilities for higher education can be availed through Kansas City Kansas Community College, Johnson County Community College, and Park University.


Total Population 7,420
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 3,605
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.6%
Median Earnings25+ $35,745
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,544
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,864


Median Family Income $66,960
% Above Poverty Level 91.4%
% Below Poverty Level 8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 23.7%
Median Gross Rent $746
Median House Value $150,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.1%
Irish 14.6%

Bonner Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NW of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles W of Kansas City, Missouri
County Wyandotte
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 66012
Phone Area Codes 913
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.059
Longitude -94.883

Bonner Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station OLATHE 3 E
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 46 to 68 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bonner Springs, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lake of the Forest (66012)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Basehor 4,831 $100,307
De Soto 5,888 $62,030
Edwardsville 4,367 $59,297
Lake Quivira 957 $134,583
Linwood 381 $51,250

Bonner Springs Public Libraries

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