Blue Springs, MO

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2022 Population
58,720
0.781% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.6
0.549% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.44%
14.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$82,965
5.67% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$224,600
18.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Blue Springs, MO had a population of 58.7k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $82,965. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Blue Springs, MO grew from 58,265 to 58,720, a 0.781% increase and its median household income grew from $78,516 to $82,965, a 5.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Blue Springs, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.72%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.75%), White (Hispanic) (3.3%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.4%).

None of the households in Blue Springs, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Blue Springs, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Blue Springs, MO are House of Heavilin Beauty College-Blue Springs (121 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Blue Springs, MO was $224,600, and the homeownership rate was 68.9%.

Most people in Blue Springs, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Blue Springs, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Blue Springs, MO is home to a population of 58.7k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.99% of Blue Springs, MO residents were born outside of the country (1.17k people).

In 2022, there were 12.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.7k people) in Blue Springs, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.95k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Blue Springs, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Blue Springs, MO was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Blue Springs, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    47.7k ± 1.31k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.95k ± 872
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.2k ± 494
6.95%
Hispanic Population
4.08k people

In 2022, there were 12.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.7k people) in Blue Springs, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.95k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.95% of the people in Blue Springs, MO are hispanic (4.08k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Blue Springs, MO as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.99%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.17k people
2.62%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.53k people

As of 2022, 1.99% of Blue Springs, MO residents (1.17k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Blue Springs, MO was 2.62%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,226 ± 303
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,051 ± 340
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    824 ± 206

Blue Springs, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Blue Springs, MO employs 29.6k people. The largest industries in Blue Springs, MO are Retail Trade (4,006 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,601 people), and Educational Services (2,833 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($90,982), Utilities ($83,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($69,283).

Occupations

29.6k
2022 Value
± 1,495
0.86%
1 Year growth
± 6.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Blue Springs, MO grew at a rate of 0.86%, from 29.3k employees to 29.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blue Springs, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,209 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,697 people), and Management Occupations (3,198 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blue Springs, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

29.6k
2022 Value
± 1,495
0.86%
1 Year growth
± 6.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Blue Springs, MO grew at a rate of 0.86%, from 29.3k employees to 29.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blue Springs, MO, are Retail Trade (4,006 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,601 people), and Educational Services (2,833 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Blue Springs, MO, though some of these residents may live in Blue Springs, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$59,402
Median earning men ± $3,648
$41,063
Median earning women ± $1,928

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($95,164), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($94,853), and Manufacturing ($76,987).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,742), Manufacturing ($60,726), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,395).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.94M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Missouri over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Blue Springs, MO awarded 121 degrees. The student population of Blue Springs, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 135 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Blue Springs, MO are White (71 and 58.7%), followed by Black or African American (33 and 27.3%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 9.92%), and Asian (3 and 2.48%).

The largest universities in Blue Springs, MO by number of degrees awarded are House of Heavilin Beauty College-Blue Springs (121 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Blue Springs, MO are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (52 and 43%), Nail Specialist & Manicurist (36 and 29.8%), and General Cosmetology (31 and 25.6%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Blue Springs, MO was $224,600 in 2022, which is 0.797 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $189,100 to $224,600, a 18.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Blue Springs, MO is 68.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Blue Springs, MO have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Blue Springs, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Blue Springs, MO is $82,965. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Blue Springs, MO was Census Tract 141.12 with a value of $132,167, followed by Census Tract 149.05 and Census Tract 141.20, with respective values of $113,021 and $107,969.

Property

$224,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,782
$15,072
Median Property Taxes
±$981

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The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Blue Springs, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.9%
Homeownership
2022
65.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.9% of the housing units in Blue Springs, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 141.12
  2. Census Tract 149.05
  3. Census Tract 141.20

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blue Springs, MO was Census Tract 141.12 with a value of $132,167, followed by Census Tract 149.05 and Census Tract 141.20, with respective values of $113,021 and $107,969.

The following map shows all of the places in Blue Springs, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$82,965
Median Household Income
± $3,766
21.9k
Number of Households
± 1,248

In 2022, the median household income of the 21.9k households in Blue Springs, MO grew to $82,965 from the previous year's value of $78,516.

The following chart displays the households in Blue Springs, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Blue Springs, MO is from Missouri.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.4%)
  3. Carpooled (5.73%)

In 2022, 81.3% of workers in Blue Springs, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.4%) and those who carpooled to work (5.73%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blue Springs, MO have a shorter commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in Blue Springs, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Blue Springs, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Blue Springs, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.44% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blue Springs, MO (3.75k out of 58.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Blue Springs, MO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.2% of the population of Blue Springs, MO has health coverage, with 61.9% on employee plans, 7.38% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 9.81% on non-group plans, and 1.27% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, MO see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.24% decrease from the previous year (1207 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1086 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 380 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,180 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson County, MO

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, MO see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 2.24% decrease from the previous year (1,207 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jackson County, MO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.9% under 18 years, 19.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.82%
Uninsured
61.9%
Employer Coverage
7.38%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
9.81%
Non-Group
1.27%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blue Springs, MO grew by 0.946% from 7.74% to 7.82%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Blue Springs, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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