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Overview

Introduction to Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Excelsior Springs, Missouri, in Clay county, is located 19 miles NE of Independence, Missouri (center to center) and is 25 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is part of the Kansas City metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Excelsior Springs History

Excelsior Springs got its name because of the existence of the natural springs in the city. The city was discovered by a farmer called Travis Mellion in the year 1880. The medicinal values of the natural springs brought many people in the city including Rev. John Van Buren Flack, who formed the community of Excelsior in partnership with a spring owner called Anthony W. Wyman. The city name was changed to Excelsior Springs in the year 1882. The city was incorporated in the year 1881.

Excelsior Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Osage
  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
  • Kansas City Museum
  • Watkins Mill State Park
  • Walt Disney House and Garage
  • Harry S. Truman National Historic Site

Things To Do In Excelsior Springs

While in Excelsior Springs one can enjoy a number of recreational facilities. The city has several recreational parks like the Watkins Mill State Park which offers facilities for camping, fishing and swimming. The historic sites which include Harry S. Truman National Historic Site and the Walt Disney House and Garage are some of the major tourist attractions.

Excelsior Springs Transportation

Lambert - Saint Louis International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Excelsior Springs Higher Education

Missouri Western State College, Ottawa University, Penn Valley Community College, University of Missouri, and University of Saint Mary are some of the educational centers that impart higher education.

People

Total Population 11,512
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,101
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 44.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,000
% Above Poverty Level 84.3%
% Below Poverty Level 15.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $614
Median House Value $108,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 16.9%

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

Excelsior Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles NE of Independence, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Clay
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 64024
Phone Area Codes 816
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.339
Longitude -94.225

Excelsior 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 SMITHVILLE LAKE
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station INDEPENDENCE
Distance 19.4 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 25.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ex Springs (64024)

Excelsior Est (64024)

Wood Heights (64024)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crystal Lakes 322 $61,667
Excelsior Estates 175 $52,250
Kearney 9,039 $79,002
Lawson 2,319 $59,063

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

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612 TIGER DR
816-630-9210
Serves 889 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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701 ST LOUIS AVE
816-630-5501
Serves 295 students.

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113 LINE ST
816-630-9240
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