Blue Springs is located in the State of Missouri and within Jackson County. Blue Springs is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri and is located nineteen miles east of downtown Kansas City. As of the 2010 United States Census the population was 52,575, making it the 10th largest city in the state of Missouri and the 7th largest city in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. In 2010, CNN/Money Magazine ranked Blue Springs 49th on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States.
The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $55,402, and the median income for a family was $61,008. Males had a median income of $41,373 versus $29,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,444. About 3.9% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.