Blue Springs, Missouri


Blue Springs, Missouri

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Blue Springs, Missouri
settlement_type = City
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mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Blue Springs, Missouri


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Missouri
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Jackson
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Carson Ross (R)
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unit_pref = Imperial
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area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 47.2
area_land_km2 = 47.1
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 18.2
area_land_sq_mi = 18.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 48080
population_density_km2 = 1020.3
population_density_sq_mi = 2642.7

timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 297
elevation_ft = 974
latd = 39 |latm = 1 |lats = 4 |latNS = N
longd = 94 |longm = 16 |longs = 28 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 64013-64015
area_code = 816
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 29-06652GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0714434GR|3
website = [http://www.bluespringsgov.com www.bluespringsgov.com]
footnotes =

Blue Springs is a city in Jackson County, Missouri and is a satellite city of Kansas City, Missouri. The population was estimated at 53,885 in 2006. [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=04000US29&-_box_head_nbr=GCT-T1-R&-ds_name=PEP_2006_EST&-_lang=en&-format=ST-9S&-_sse=on United States Census Estimates 2006]

Geography

Blue Springs is located at coor dms|39|1|4|N|94|16|28|W|city (39.017794, -94.274421)GR|1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.2 square miles (47.2 km²), of which, 18.2 square miles (47.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.16%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 48,080 people, 17,286 households, and 13,362 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,642.7 people per square mile (1,020.5/km²). There were 17,733 housing units at an average density of 974.7/sq mi (376.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.18% White, 2.93% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.76% of the population.

There were 17,286 households out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $55,402, and the median income for a family was $61,008. Males had a median income of $41,373 versus $29,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,444. About 3.9% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable Residents

Singer and American Idol (season 7) Winner David Cook is from Blue Springs, Missouri.

Former NBA player and University of Missouri basketball standout Jon Sundvold played his high school ball for Blue Springs High School.

NFL Football Player-Ladell Betts who went to the University of Iowa plays for the Washington Redskins graduated from Blue Springs High School

NFL Football Player- Brandon Llyod who went to the University of Illinois and plays for the Chicago Bears went to Blue Springs High School

References

External links

* [http://www.bluespringsgov.com/ Official City Website]


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