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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.

People

Total Population 53,364
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 25,911
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 55.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.2%
Median Earnings25+ $40,430
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,377
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,365

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,820
% Above Poverty Level 89.5%
% Below Poverty Level 10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.3%
Median Gross Rent $881
Median House Value $144,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.7%
Irish 14.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Blue Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Independence, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri
County Jackson
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 64014, 64015
P.O. Box Zip Codes 64013
Phone Area Codes 816
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.016
Longitude -94.281

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)

Station INDEPENDENCE
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance 18.4 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
Station OLATHE 3 E
Distance 27.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lake Tapwingo (64015)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buckner 3,077 $57,250
Grain Valley 13,134 $68,398
Independence 117,192 $55,637
Lake Lotawana 2,100 $94,000
Lake Tapawingo 689 $87,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Blue Springs Hospitals

ST MARY'S MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
201 NW R D MIZE RD
(816) 228-5900
Emergency Service: Yes

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Blue Springs High Schools

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BLUE SPRINGS HIGH
2000 NW ASHTON DR
816-229-3459
Serves 1,690 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH HIGH
1200 SE ADAMS DAIRY PKWY
816-224-1315
Serves 1,355 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

SPECIAL SERVICE CTR.
2103 NW VESPER
816-224-1360
Serves 16 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 0.7

VALLEY VIEW HIGH
5000 NW VALLEY VIEW RD
816-224-4388
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