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Blue Springs is a city in Jackson County, in the Kansas City metro area.

The community was named for a spring of the Little Blue River

The latitude of Blue Springs is 39.016N. The longitude is -94.281W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 974 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 49,398.


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Median household income
Local
$55,402
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Blue Springs demographic reports
Founded as a stopover for pioneers heading west
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 87. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Fun Festival - Sept. 14-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Blue Springs web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Blue Springs Lake, Lake Jacomo, Burr Oak Woods
Historic sites and museums: Missouri Town 1855

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Blue Springs demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kansas City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 64057 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Blue Springs residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blue Springs ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blue Springs was $23,444, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% of Blue Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Blue Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $543.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,012.


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Libraries in Blue Springs include Blue Springs North Branch, Blue Springs South Branch ... View libraries

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Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blue Springs political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Blue Springs workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Blue Springs between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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