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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,480
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+5,129
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married44.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.2%
Median Earnings25+$31,568
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,745
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,473

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,326
% Above Poverty Level84.1%
% Below Poverty Level15.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$636
Median House Value$114,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.6%
German22.9%
Irish18.6%
English7.8%
Italian2.6%
Polish2.5%
Swedish1.4%
Welsh1.2%
Dutch1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Canadian1.1%
Swiss0.9%
African0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Russian0.6%
French Except Basque0.5%
Czech0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Excelsior Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clay County
Standard Zip Codes64024
Phone Area Codes816
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.35
Approximate Longitude-94.23

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)

StationSMITHVILLE LAKE
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationINDEPENDENCE
Distance19.4 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
Distance25.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crystal Lakes331$56,250
Excelsior Estates203$50,250
Kearney9,259$79,720
Lawson2,156$68,750

Excelsior Springs Hospitals

Excelsior Springs Hospital
(Government - Local)
1700 Rainbow Boulevard
(816) 630-6081

Excelsior Springs Public Schools

Excelsior Springs Career Ctr.
614 Tiger Dr
ZIP: 64024
(816) 630-9240
High
Lewis Elementary
501 Leavenworth
ZIP: 64024
(816) 630-9290
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Excelsior Springs Middle
701 Crown Hill Rd
ZIP: 64024
(816) 630-9230
Middle
Total Enrollment 616
Excelsior Springs Tech. High
701 St Louis Ave
ZIP: 64024
(816) 630-5501
High
Total Enrollment 147
Excelsior Springs High
612 Tiger Dr
ZIP: 64024
(816) 630-9210
High
Total Enrollment 796
Elkhorn Elementary
34684 Hwy 10
ZIP: 64024
(816) 630-9270
Primary
Total Enrollment 226
Westview Elementary
500 N Jesse James
ZIP: 64024
(816) 630-9260
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
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