Excelsior Springs, Missouri

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Excelsior Springs is a city in Clay and Ray counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 10,847 at the 2000 census. It is located approximately 30 miles (48 km) northeast of central Kansas City, Missouri.



Excelsior Springs is located at 39°20′29″N 94°13′51″W / 39.34139°N 94.23083°W / 39.34139; -94.23083 (39.341492, -94.230716)[3], along the East Fork Fishing River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.8 square miles (25.5 km²), of which, 9.8 square miles (25.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.20%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,847 people, 4,079 households, and 2,777 families residing in the city, with a 2008 estimated population of 12,015. The population density was 1,104.9 people per square mile (426.5/km²). There were 4,426 housing units at an average density of 450.8/sq mi (174.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.29% White, 3.36% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

There were 4,079 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.01.

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