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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 54,370. Blue Springs is in Jackson County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Blue Springs offers residents a sparse 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
54,370

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$952
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse 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
    152
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    52.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    267.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,344.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    280.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    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
$71,481
National
$55,322

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Blue Springs Reviews

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After living in two large, metropolitan cities in the last year and a half, I can easily say that Blue Springs has been a breath of fresh air, both literally and figuratively! Traffic is non-issue, the culture is laid back and friendly, neighbors are kind and helpful, and my children and I have felt quite welcome. It is close enough to access Kansas City when the desire arises, but honestly, it is not often necessary. Thank you, Blue Springs!
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Blue Springs is the perfect community to raise a family. The school systems and resources are of the highest quality. The suburb is expanding and innovative in how they manage their internal relations. There are plenty of parks, lakes, and shops to explore. It is overall a great place to live!
I've lived in Blue Springs my whole life. The Blue Springs school district is pretty good, and now owns all the pools in blue springs. There isn't much to do here anymore, and there are quite a few abandoned buildings around town. The parks are nice, the lake is wonderful, and bur oaks woods nature sanctuary is great. The outdoor life is probably my favorite part of blue springs. Overall it's pretty average. Full of teenagers who get in trouble and congest traffic when school lets out.