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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.
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.
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.
27% of Blue Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Blue Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $543. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,012.
Libraries in Blue Springs include Blue Springs North Branch, Blue Springs South Branch ... View libraries
Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blue Springs political report.
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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