Community Profile

The City has a home rule charter and is governed by the City Council, which includes the Mayor and six City Councilmembers, who appoint a professional City Administrator. The City has adopted a comprehensive plan and has a Unified Development Code. Councilmembers 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 (2020 Population): 58,603

History of Population Growth


Decade
Growth Rate
1970-1980
160.70%
1980-1990
43.34%
1990-2000
19.4%
2000-2010
9.2%
2010-2020 11.5% 

City Demographics


Ethnic Composition


Race
Percentage of Population
White
78.5%
Black or African American
7.8%
Hispanic or Latino
6.7%
Asian
1.5%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0.2%
Two or More Races
9.5%
Other Race 2.0% 

Household Characteristics


Category
Number
Housing Units
22,687
Average Household size
2.70

Social-Economic Characteristics


Category
Number
Median age (years)
35.4
High school graduate or higher
95.1%
Bachelor’s degree or higher
34.6%
Population in labor force (over 16 years old)
28,841
Median household income
$75,767

All information extracted from 2019 American Community Survey five-year estimate and 2020 US Census.