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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,567
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+3,596
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married53.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.9%
Median Earnings25+$38,470
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,350
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,918

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,967
% Above Poverty Level90.5%
% Below Poverty Level9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone23.9%
Median Gross Rent$762
Median House Value$157,700

Ancestry

German26.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.9%
Irish12.5%
English7.8%
Italian4.9%
Swedish4%
Scottish2.2%
Dutch1.6%
French Except Basque1.2%
Belgian1%
Russian1%
Croatian0.9%
Polish0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Danishn0.4%
African0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Bonner Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wyandotte County
Standard Zip Codes66012
Phone Area Codes913
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude39.07
Approximate Longitude-94.92

Bonner Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationOLATHE 3 E
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches
StationKANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches
StationLAWRENCE
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp46 to 68 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip39.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Basehor5,167$86,538
De Soto5,982$64,844
Edwardsville4,364$65,875
Lake Quivira987$137,188
Linwood391$50,833

Bonner Springs Public Libraries

Bonner Springs City Library
201 N. NETTLETON AVE.
Bonner Springs, Kansas
(913) 441-2665

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Bonner Springs Public Schools

Robert E Clark Middle
420 N Bluegrass
ZIP: 66012
(913) 422-5115
Middle
Total Enrollment 590
Bonner Springs High
100 Mcdanield
ZIP: 66012
(913) 422-5121
High
Total Enrollment 760
Bonner Springs Elementary
212 S Neconi
ZIP: 66012
(913) 441-1777
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
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