Spring Hill is an enterprising city that has seen unprecedented population, housing and commercial growth in the last decade.
- ⦁ The population of the City of Spring Hill has more than doubled since 1990, with 80% of this growth occurring since the year 2000.
- ⦁ According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Spring Hill was the fastest-growing city in Johnson and Miami Counties between 2000 and 2006. With a growth rate of 76.8%, it is also the second-fastest growing city in the Kansas City metro area.
- ⦁ Of the 900 homes built in the last decade, 83% have been constructed since 2000. Half of the City's total single-family housing stock has been added since 2000 as well.
- ⦁ Growth in Spring Hill's housing and commercial development has led to a 447% increase in assessed property value between 1995 and 2006.
- ⦁ Future growth will be accommodated by Spring Hill's recent annexation of 1,900 acres and the adoption of a new land use plan to help guide the development of the community.
The population of Spring Hill and the surrounding area is represented by young families who own their own homes and enjoy a comfortable lifestyle.
- ⦁ The population of the City of Spring Hill is over 5,400.
- ⦁ With more than one-third of the population under 25 years of age, the Spring Hill area's population is relatively young. The median age is 32.3, lower than both the Kansas City metro and the nation.
- ⦁ Families make up 75.4% of the households in the community, and the average household size of 2.81 is higher than the Kansas City metro and national averages.
- ⦁ Home ownership compares favorably with both the Kansas City metro and the nation. Homeowners make up 72% of the households in the area.
- ⦁ Average household income in Spring Hill is $77,758 with almost 20% of the households in the area earning more than $100,000 annually. Median household income is $71,278
The City of Spring Hill has a diverse economy with employment represented in each sector and a growing labor force to support its economic development.
- ⦁ Spring Hill employers can draw from a labor force of over 300,000 workers in Johnson and Miami Counties, while the entire metro area provides more than 1 million workers.
- ⦁ Highly educated workers are not in short supply. The total number of Spring Hill residents with college degrees has risen by 36% since 1990.
- ⦁ Retail sales in the City grew by 147% since 1995, rising to more than $46 million in 2006. Retail sales per resident grew from $7,298 in 1996 to over $9,595 in 2006.
- ⦁ Spring Hill is ideally situated to provide easy access to the metro area's top-notch transportation facilities, especially the New Century AirCenter and the future BNSF intermodal facility Northwest of the City.
- ⦁ The City is planning to create future development areas which will be home to industries that will support and benefit from the growth of the BNSF intermodal facility in Gardner, Kansas.
- ⦁ TAP Enterprises Inc. is headquartered in Spring Hill. A production facility for AGC Flat Glass North America, the world's largest glass producer, chose to locate in Spring Hill as well.
QUALITY OF LIFE:
Spring Hill's vision of a dynamic community providing a high quality of life is quickly coming to fruition.
- ⦁ For five years straight the students in the Spring Hill school district have performed exceptionally well in state assessment tests. In 2006-2007, 88% exceeded state targets in mathematics and 89% in reading.
- ⦁ In addition, the coveted Kansas Standard of Excellence award was accorded to all Spring Hill schools in 2007.
- ⦁ The City's housing market has remained very affordable with an average home value 42% below the county average.
- ⦁ Spring Hill's location on U.S. 169 allows for easy commutes to the metro area's first-rate universities, medical care facilities, shopping and entertainment venues.
- ⦁ Spring Hill residents also enjoy close proximity to many recreational amenities like Sycamore Ridge golf course, Hillsdale Lake, home of Jayhawk Marina, and Heritage Park, Johnson County's 1,200 acre regional park.
- ⦁ To accommodate the recreational needs of the growing population, the City's new comprehensive plan adds neighborhood parks to residential areas and allows for future regional parks and streamway trails.