Blue Springs, Missouri
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The City has a home rule charter and is governed by a Mayor and six-member City Council, who appoints a professional City Administrator. The City has adopted a comprehensive plan and has a Unified Development Code. Councilmen serve three-year terms, and the Mayor serves a four-year term.

Year of Incorporation: 1880

Form of Government: Mayor-Council-Administrator

Location: 20 miles east of Kansas City, Missouri

Total Land Size: 14,211acres (22.2 square miles)

Population of Blue Springs (2013 Estimated Population): 53,014

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                                   % of Population
White 93.1%
Black or African American 3.1%
Hispanic or Latino 2.9%
Asian 1.0%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other, not listed 0.9%

Household Characteristics
Category                Units
Total Occupied Housing Units 17,286
Average Household size 2.77
Owner-occupied housing units 12,833
Renter-occupied housing units 4,453
Vacant Housing units 447

All information extracted from 2000 US Census Bureau

2006 Residential Building Permits
Category Number of Permits
Single Family 306
Two Family 21
Multifamily (three family or more) 9
Total 336

2000 Residential Building Permits
Category Number of Permits
Single Family 84
Two Family 6
Multifamily (three family or more) 75
Total 165

Social-Economic Characteristics
Median age (years) 33.1
High School Graduate or higher 27,354
Bachelor’s Degree or higher 8,108
Population in Labor Force (over 16 years old) 27,209
Median Household income 55,402
Employees Commuting to work (over 16 years old) 25,968

All information extracted from 2000 US Census Bureau

Places of Worship
City of Blue Springs
903 West Main Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015

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