Community Profile

The city has a home rule charter and is governed by a mayor and 6-member City Council, who appoints a professional City Administrator. The city has adopted a comprehensive plan and has a Unified Development Code. Councilmen serve 3-year terms, and the mayor serves a 4-year term.
  • Year of Incorporation: 1880
  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council-Administrator
  • Location: 20 miles east of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Total Land Size: 14,211 acres (22.27 square miles)
  • Population of Blue Springs (2014 Estimated Population): 53,573
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History of Population Growth
Decade
Growth Rate
1970-1980
160.70%
1980-1990
43.34%
1990-2000
19.4%
2000-2010
9.2%

2020 Population Growth Estimates: 60,149

City Demographics
Ethnic Composition
Race
Percentage of Population
White
87.6%
Black or African American
6.2%
Hispanic or Latino
5%
Asian
1.2%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0.2%
Two or More Races
3.1%

Household Characteristics
Category
Number
Housing Units
20,643
Average Household size
2.74

Social-Economic Characteristics
Category
Number
Median age (years)
34.7
High school graduate or higher
94%
Bachelor’s degree or higher
30.1%
Population in labor force (over 16 years old)
27,209
Median household income
$65,838
Employees commuting to work (over 16 years old)
25.1%

All information extracted from 2010 US Census Bureau.