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Overview

Introduction to Blue Springs, Missouri

Blue Springs, Missouri, in Jackson county, is located 8 miles SE of Independence, Missouri and 16 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri. Blue Springs is part of the surrounding Kansas City metro area.

Blue Springs History

Blue Springs was named after the Little Blue River, which provided clean, cool water to pioneers on their westward journey. The city was incorporated on September 7, 1880. The early settlement shifted base to the center of the city around the year 1878.

Blue Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Burr Oak Woods
  • Kansas City Zoo
  • Strawberry Hill Museum
  • Walt Disney House and Garage
  • Watkins Mill State Park
  • Worlds of Fun

Things To Do In Blue Springs

The City Market, the Kansas City Zoo and the Walt Disney House & Garage are all accessible from Blue Springs. The Moon Marble Company offers tours and demonstrations on how to make handmade toys that they manufacture. The Watkins Mill State Park provides opportunities for swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, camping and picnicking.

Blue Springs Transportation

Air transportation is available from Jackson International Airport.

Blue Springs Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the University of Missouri, Rockhurst University, Maple Woods Community College, Penn Valley Community College and William Jewell College.

Demographics

People

Total Population53,641
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens11.3%
Employed Population 16+26,438
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married56.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.4%
Median Earnings25+$41,375
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,212
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,722

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,945
% Above Poverty Level90.8%
% Below Poverty Level9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone20.3%
Median Gross Rent$924
Median House Value$146,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.5%
German23.2%
Irish14.9%
English10.3%
Italian3.2%
French Except Basque2.6%
Scottish2.2%
Polish1.4%
Dutch1.4%
Swedish1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
Swiss0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Arab0.2%
African0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Blue Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes64014, 64015, 64029, 64064
P.O. Box Zip Codes64013
Phone Area Codes816
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.01
Approximate Longitude-94.28

Blue 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)

StationINDEPENDENCE
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationKANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance18.4 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
StationOLATHE 3 E
Distance27.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Buckner3,082$54,821
Grain Valley13,273$71,602
Independence117,217$56,356
Lake Lotawana2,274$96,792
Lake Tapawingo718$84,792
Oak Grove7,844$61,836

Blue Springs Hospitals

St. Mary's Medical Center
(Non-profit)
201 West R.d. Mize Rd
(816) 655-5416

Blue Springs Public Schools

Blue Springs South High
1200 Se Adams Dairy Pkwy
ZIP: 64014
(816) 224-1315
High
Total Enrollment 2178
Brittany Hill Middle
2701 Nw 1st St
ZIP: 64014
(816) 224-1700
Middle
Total Enrollment 857
Cordill-mason Elem.
4001 Sw Christiansen Rd
ZIP: 64014
(816) 224-1370
Primary
Total Enrollment 734
Daniel Young Elem.
505 Se Shamrock Ln
ZIP: 64014
(816) 224-1335
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
James Walker Elem.
201 Se Sunnyside School Rd
ZIP: 64014
(816) 224-1380
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Lucy Franklin Elem.
111 Ne Roanoke Dr
ZIP: 64014
(816) 224-1390
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
William Bryant Elem.
1101 Se Sunnyside School Rd
ZIP: 64014
(816) 224-1340
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
Blue Springs High
2000 Nw Ashton Dr
ZIP: 64015
(816) 229-3459
High
Total Enrollment 2427
Franklin Smith Elem.
1609 Clark Rd
ZIP: 64015
(816) 224-1375
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Freshman Ctr. - G. Baker Bldg.
2103 Nw Vesper
ZIP: 64015
(816) 224-1325
Other
James Lewis Elem.
717 Nw Park Rd
ZIP: 64015
(816) 224-1345
Primary
Total Enrollment 470
John Nowlin Elem.
5020 Nw Valley View Rd
ZIP: 64015
(816) 224-1355
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Liggett Trail Education Center
3575 Sw Liggett Rd
ZIP: 64015
(816) 224-1360
Other
Moreland Ridge Middle
900 Sw Bishop Dr
ZIP: 64015
(816) 224-1800
Middle
Total Enrollment 943
Paul Kinder Middle School
3930 South R D Mize Rd
ZIP: 64015
(816) 224-1330
Middle
Total Enrollment 714
Sunny Pointe Elem.
3920 South R D Mize Rd
ZIP: 64015
(816) 224-7800
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
Thomas J. Ultican Elem.
1812 Nw Vesper
ZIP: 64015
(816) 224-1365
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Valley View High
5000 Nw Valley View Rd
ZIP: 64015
(816) 224-4388
High

Blue Springs Private Schools

Timothy Lutheran School
301 Sw Wyatt Rd
ZIP: 64014
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
Creative World Elementary School
19701 Sw East Us Highway 40
ZIP: 64015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Marillac
5000 Nw Valley View Rd
ZIP: 64015
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
Montessori Day School Of Blue Springs
1505 Nw Mock Ave
ZIP: 64015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Plaza Heights Christian Academy
1500 Sw Clark Rd
ZIP: 64015
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 147
Rainbow Center For Communicative Disorders
900 Nw Woods Chapel Rd
ZIP: 64015
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 45
St John Lalande School
801 Nw R D Mize Rd
ZIP: 64015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 248
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