Blue Springs, MO

53,641 Population
22.3 square miles 2,404.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.9%
was 0.9%
 
Population Density
2,404.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
55.8%
was 54.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
3.2%
was 3.0%
 
Percent Under 18
29.5%
was 28.8%
 
Percent 65 and Over
11.3%
was 11.0%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.2
was 4.5
Ranked 15th Lowest in MO
Percent Living in Poverty
9.2%
was 10.5%
 
Median Household Income
$65,773
was $63,753
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
41
41.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
was 1.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
109.7
was 250.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,857.3
was 2,742.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
19,947
was 19,944
 
Median Rent
$924
was $881
 
Total Building Permits
139
was 87
 
Occupied Housing Units
19,156
was 19,132
 
Homeownership Rate
69.2%
was 69.2%
 
Single Family Building Permits
81
was 59
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
892.4
was 893.9
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
11.8%
was 12.1%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
58
was 28
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.8
was 2.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
7.1
was 4.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.6
was 1.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
93.1%
was 92.9%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
90.2%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.9%
was 99.8%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
94.8%
was 93.8%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
34.4%
was 32.2%
 

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