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Welcome to Blue Springs ...

The city of Blue Springs is located in Jackson County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Blue Springs: Blue Spgs. (or less commonly used: Blue Spngs. or Blue Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Blue Springs has a population of 55,829 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Blue Springs.

Blue Springs is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Blue Springs lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Blue Springs: (816)

The ZIP codes for Blue Springs: 64013-64015<4>

Websites for Blue Springs ...

Official Website:   www.bluespringsgov.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.bluespringschamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Blue Springs had an population of 55,829 people. This is an increase of 6.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blue Springs had a population of 52,575 people (which is 7.8% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Blue Springs the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Blue Springs represents 0.88% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 52,575 people, the population of Blue Springs increased 9.35% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 48,080 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Blue Springs.

Adding Blue Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Blue Springs in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Blue Springs elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Blue Springs on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Blue Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Blue Springs - they are located in Alabama (5), Arkansas (2), British Columbia, Florida (3), Georgia (3), Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Ontario, Tennessee (4), Texas and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Blue Springs.

Communities near Blue Springs ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Blue Springs.

  • Kansas City [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas City
    • Kansas City [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Blue Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 495,327 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kansas City<6>
  • Independence [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
    • Independence [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Blue Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,672 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<6>
  • Lee's Summit [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee's Summit
    • Lee's Summit [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Blue Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 99,357 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee's Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee's Summit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lee's Summit<6>
  • Leawood [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leawood
    • Leawood [Johnson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Blue Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,727 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leawood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leawood<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Liberty [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Clay County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<6>
    • Raytown [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raytown
      • Raytown [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,991 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raytown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raytown<6>
    • Grandview [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
      • Grandview [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,856 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grandview<6>
    • Belton [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belton
      • Belton [Cass County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,642 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belton<6>
    • Prairie Village [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Village
      • Prairie Village [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prairie Village<6>
    • Raymore [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymore
      • Raymore [Cass County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,194 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymore have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymore<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Blue Springs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blue Springs.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blue Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Blue Springs.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blue Springs. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Blue Springs.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blue Springs ...

Looking for more information about Blue Springs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Blue Springs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Blue Springs.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blue Springs: www.bluespringsgov.com/

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.mo.us/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blue Springs.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blue Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Blue Springs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Blue Springs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Blue Springs includes: 64013, 64014 & 64015.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Springs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blue Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blue Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0165, Longitude: -94.2724    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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