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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Blue Springs is a suburb of Kansas City with a population of 54,036. Blue Springs is in Jackson County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Blue Springs offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Blue Springs there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Blue Springs and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Blue Springs are highly rated.
About Blue Springs...
Population
54,036

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$936
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Blue Springs Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    162.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    286.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,412
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    224.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Blue Springs

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,258
National
$55,322

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Blue Springs Reviews

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Everyone raves about this KC suburb and locals in Jackson county know it's flawed but transplants love it. They love the redneck country vibe scattered with overpriced cookie cutter homes and section 8 townhomes galore.

7 highway starting to look like 24 highway with some businesses closing and moving east towards grain valley.

Crime is comparable to Independence, lot of property crime. Schools are decent but everyone thinks their schools are the best but that's only if you play athletics otherwise your kids are going to get bullied regardless it's public schools you're going to get bullied there's nothing here that makes it any better than any other Jackson County suburb.
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Blue Springs is a nice place to raise a family, I grew up here and had a wonderful childhood. My neighbors have been nothing but helpful since we moved to this area 18 years ago. I have worked for the city's school district and parks & rec, everyone I have met through this area have been welcoming and always nice. Although this is a developing city, there is a lot of new homes and facilities being built. This makes affordability a problem sometimes because the newer buildings are always more expensive.
There aren't any sidewalks in my particular neighborhood, which is pretty inconvenient as a runner. Other than that, the city in general is very nice and clean. There's a vigilant police force that is close with many members of the community. There are several areas like the one near Adam's Dairy Road that contain a plethora of shops and restaurants next to one another that makes walking between them easy. It's also not too far from downtown Kansas City, (only about fifteen minutes) which also hosts plenty of museums, restaurants, bars, and shopping opportunities.