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Bonner Springs

  •   State: 
    Wyandotte County
    Bonner Springs
      County all: 
    Leavenworth | Wyandotte
      County FIPS: 
    20103 | 20209
    39°04′54″N 94°52′39″W
      Area total: 
    16.00 sq mi (41.43 km²)
      Area land: 
    15.63 sq mi (40.48 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.37 sq mi (0.95 km²)
    997 ft (304 m)
    1812; Settled 1812 Platted 1855; Incorporated 1898
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Kansas City, MO-KS
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Bonner Springs, Wyandotte County, Kansas, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    490 residents per square mile of area (190/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Bonner Springs is a city in Wyandotte, Leavenworth, and Johnson counties, Kansas, United States. It is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 7,837. Bonner Springs was incorporated as a city on November 10, 1898.:321 Bonner springs is home to the Azura Amphitheater, the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, and the annual Kansas City Renaissance Festival. The city is located at 39°0335N 94°53N (39°3900E 94°5500E) It is bordered to the north by Kansas City, to the east by Edwardsville, and to the south by Shawnee and Exits 224, 224 and 224, with access through the northern part of Kansas River from the Turnpike. The town's name comes from a mineral spring in the area said to have medicinal qualities. In 1885, Philo Clark purchased 300 acres (120 ha) from McDanield, with plans to capitalize on the mineral springs, then changed the name of the town to "Bonner springs" The town was named after Robert E. Bonners, a publisher of the New York Ledger, who was a trotting-horse breeder of note, and believed would help fund the proposed racetrack. In 1908, a fire caused over $70,000 worth of damage ($2.11 million in 2021 dollars) and destroyed between 19 and 21 local businesses. Residents undertook thousands of dollars worth of repairs.


Bonner Springs is the primary city name, but also Bonner Spgs, Lake Of The Forest, Lk Of The Fst are acceptable city names or spellings. In 1812, two French fur traders, the Chouteau brothers, made their way from St. Louis and started a trading post named "Four Houses" The location allowed easy access to trade items, and a ferry to cross the Kansas River was added. In 1830, Henry Tiblow, a Delaware Indian, took charge of the ferry. In 1885, Philo Clark purchased 300 acres (120 ha) from John McDanield, with plans to capitalize on the mineral springs. The town was named after Robert E. Bonner, a publisher of the New York Ledger, who was a trotting-horse breeder of note. In 1908, a fire caused over $70,000 worth of damage ($2.11 million in 2021 dollars) and destroyed between 19 and 21 local businesses. Residents of Bonner Springs undertook thousands of dollars worth of repairs. There is no record of a racetrack being built in the area, as there was no record that it ever occurred. The name of the town comes from a mineral spring in the region said to have medicinal qualities. Big Chief was noted to be "splendid water for anemics, supplying the necessary properties for good red blood and driving out the dead and impure corpuscles." Old Squaw was reportedly so named because "the old women of Indian tribes once living in Kansas found relief from their intense dyspepsia caused by their heavy meat diet and little or no exercise" The town is located in the Kansas National Forest.


Bonner Springs is located at 39°0335N 94°5301W (39.0597260, 94.8835754), primarily on the north side of the Kansas River. It is bordered to the north by Kansas City, Kansas, to the east by Edwardsville, and to the south across the Kansas river by Shawnee. The city has a humid continental climate, typically experiencing hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bonner Springs has a total area of 15.99 square miles (41.42 km²), of which 15.98 square miles are land and 0.93 km², or 2.26%, is water. The town has a population of 1,071. It has a latitude of 39.0335 N, and a longitude of 94.5301 W. The area is mainly in southwestern Wyandotte County, with small portions extending west into Leavenworth County and south acrossthe Kansas River into Johnson County. It also has a small portion of southwestern Johnson County, which is in the northern part of the city. It was founded in 1881. The first post office opened in Bonner Spring in 1883. The current post office was established in 1887. It closed in 1891. It reopened in 1894. The post office is still open today, with a new post office located in the city's northern part, in the town of Olathe, Kansas.


As of the census of 2010, there were 7,314 people, 2,810 households, and 1,917 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 84.8% White, 5.4% African American, 0.9% Native American, and 0.5% Asian. There were 2,754 housing units at an average density of 174.7 per square mile (67.5/km²) The city's median income in 2010 was $43,234, and the median income for a family was $50,476. The per capita income for the city is $19,730. The city has a population of 6,768, and its population is expected to grow to 7,000 by the end of the year. The population is predicted to reach 7,500 by the year 2020. The median age in theCity is 35.7 years. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.11. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the city's population will reach 8,000 in the year 2050. It is expected that the population will grow to 9,500 in the century to 2060. It has a median age of 34 years, and a population growth rate of 8.7% in the last 10 years. In the city, the population was spread out, with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.5%. from 18 to 24, 29.8%. from 25 to 44, 20.7%. from 45 to 64, and 12.8. who were 65 years of age or older.

Arts and culture

Bonner Springs is home to the Azura Amphitheater, first opened in 1984. The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame is a privately funded charitable institution chartered by the U.S. Congress. Wyandotte County Park has numerous picnic areas with A-frame structures. The park also includes soccer fields, tennis courts, a skate park, disc golf course, a model airplane flying area, and baseball diamonds. The city hosts Tiblow Days, a heritage festival in honor of early settler Henry Tiblow, and former namesake of the community. The Kansas City Renaissance Festival has 165 booths and 13 stages, entertaining 180,000 patrons annually on 16 operating days. The fair began in 1977 as a benefit for the Kansas City Art Institute, and became a stand-alone event in the late 1990s. The championship Golf course was designed by renowned architect Roger Packard. The Sunflower Hills Golf Course, opened in 1977, is an 18-hole course located at Wyand Charlotte County Park. The Wy andotte County Open, the longest running tournament of its kind in the Greater Kansas City area, is held in the park every year on the last weekend of August. It features six holes with three sets of tees, driving range, putting green and practice bunker. It is also home to a museum, Trowbridge Archival Library, and the George Meyn Community Center. The Park is also the home to numerous attractions, including the Wy and Charlotte County Museum and Historical Society.


The Bonner Springs City Council consists of nine members who are elected in non-partisan elections across four wards. The mayor is elected at large, and together with the council, select and appoint a professional city manager to operate the city. The city is part of the consolidated city-county government known as the "Unified Government" The UG consolidates the governmental functions of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, under one entity, while also performing typical county government functions for the incorporated cities of Bonner Spring and Edwardsville. The vast majority of the city lies in Wyandott County, while the other parts lie in neighboring Leavenworth and Johnson County. The council provides policy direction to the city manager, and the mayor is the city's representative on the UG. The UGs were formed in the late 1990s to consolidate the government of Kansas City and Wyandot County into one entity. It is the first of its kind in the United States and has been used by many other cities since. It was first used in the early 2000s, and has since been used in a number of other cities, including Lawrence, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas. It has also been used as a training ground for the University of Kansas, where it has been the home of the Kansas City Police Department for over a decade. The City Council has been in existence since the early 1990s, when it was formed as a result of the formation of the Unified Government. The current city council was formed in 2008.


The city is served by Bonner SpringsEdwardsville USD 204 public school district.Bonner Springs residents also contribute to funding Kansas City Kansas Community College. The city operates one library, the Bonner Spring City Library. The town is located on the Missouri River, which runs through the center of the city. It is located near the town of Edwardsville, which is in the eastern part of the state. The community is also home to the University of Kansas at Kansas City, which was founded in 1883. The school district also has three elementary schools, one middle school, and one elementary school. It also has a high school, Bonner springs High School, and a middle and elementary school, Robert E. Clark Middle School, which are located in the city's downtown area. It has a public library, which also serves the city, called the Bonners Springs City Library, which opened in 1891. It was originally built in 1881. The library is located in a building that was once used as a stage for the Kansas City Kiwanis Club. It closed in the 1970s and has since been replaced by a new library. It opened in the 1990s as part of a larger development project in the downtown area of the town. It now has a collection of more than 1,000 books. The public library is open seven days a week, seven days per week, and is open to the public. It costs $3.50 to $5 to use. The City of BonnerSpring operates one public library.


Bonner Springs is served by the following utilities:Natural Gas Service - Atmos.Electricity Service - Evergy.Water & Sewer Service - City of Bonner Springs supplies water and sewer service to the City.Cable Television - Spectrum Internet and AT&T.Telephone Service -Spectrum Internet andAT&T, as well as Sprint and T-Mobile. The City is a member of the National League of Cities and the American Council of Civil Liberties. The city's motto is "The City That Never Sleeps" The city is also known as "The People's City" because of the number of people who live in the area. It is the largest city in the state, with a population of 2,000,000. The town is located on the Colorado River, which runs through the center of the city. It was founded in 1858. The community is named after the town's founder, George Bonner. The current mayor is David Wright, who was elected in 2010. The mayor's office is located in the city's downtown area, which is known as the "City Center" The town's name is derived from the word "Bonner", which means "beautiful" or "hilly" in Spanish. The word "Springs" means "springs" and means "spring" in the U.S. and "sprinkler" in English. The name of the town is also used to refer to the water supply and sewage treatment system.


River transportation was important to early Bonner Springs, as its location directly on the Kansas River afforded easy access to trade. A portion of Interstate 70 was the first project in the U.S. completed under the provisions of the new Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 (though not the first constructed or to begin construction) The city is located directly on or near several transportation corridors including roadways, rail, and river access. The town is served by two interstate highways, three national highways, and three state highways. It is also served by a number of state and local roads. The city was once known as "Kansas City" because of its proximity to the Kansas City River, which was a major source of trade for the area. It was also called "Bonner Springs" because it was located on the banks of the Kansas river, which provided easy access for early settlers to the city. The current name of the city is "Bonnersville" in honor of the town's founder, William Bonner, who was born in the town in 1858. The name was changed to "Bonnesville" after the town was incorporated in 1881. The word "Bonnsville" means "town" in French, and the word "soul" is used to refer to a sense of the place's spirit. The community's name is derived from the French word for "peace", which means "peace" or "solace" in English. It also means "sadness" in Spanish.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Bonner Springs, Wyandotte County, Kansas = 37.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 20. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Bonner Springs = 4.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 7,837 individuals with a median age of 35.3 age the population dropped by -2.50% in Bonner Springs, Wyandotte County, Kansas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 490 residents per square mile of area (190/km²). There are average 2.56 people per household in the 2,564 households with an average household income of $53,737 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.10% of the available work force and has growths 0.44% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 30.78%. The number of physicians in Bonner Springs per 100,000 population = 207.9.


The annual rainfall in Bonner Springs = 37.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 19.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 79. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 217. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 19.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 33, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Bonner Springs, Wyandotte County, Kansas which are owned by the occupant = 64.36%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 37 years with median home cost = $148,500 and home appreciation of -2.01%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $14.35 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,571 per student. There are 14.8 students for each teacher in the school, 350 students for each Librarian and 490 students for each Counselor. 7.66% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.03% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.08% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Bonner Springs's population in Wyandotte County, Kansas of 1,222 residents in 1900 has increased 6,41-fold to 7,837 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.25% female residents and 48.75% male residents live in Bonner Springs, Wyandotte County, Kansas.

    As of 2020 in Bonner Springs, Wyandotte County, Kansas are married and the remaining 41.69% are single population.

  • 25.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Bonner Springs require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    84.31% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.98% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.29% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.70% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Bonner Springs, Wyandotte County, Kansas, 64.36% are owner-occupied homes, another 27.36% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.27% are vacant.

  • The 34.78% of the population in Bonner Springs, Wyandotte County, Kansas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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