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The City of Carl Junction had a population of 8,151 as of July 1, 2017. Carl Junction ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carl Junction is located at latitude 37.164 and longitude -94.5421 in Jasper County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carl Junction (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Jasper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 892 feet.

The City of Carl Junction (GNIS ID: 2393742) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Carl Junction is located within Township of Twin Groves, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jasper County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carl Junction population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Carl Junction, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,151
Daytime Population: Workers 760
Daytime Population: Residents 4,337
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,097
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 8,126
Population in Familes 7,091
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 1,488
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $56,251
Average Household Income $73,484
Per Capita Income $25,990


Total Housing Units 3,028 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,146 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 706 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $146,218
Average Home Value $187,459


Total Households 2,852
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 2,204
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.26% 1.27%
Households 1.2% 1.2%
Families 0.93% 1.14%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

Carl Junction, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carl Junction to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 106 90th
Population Density # 174 83rd
Diversity Index # 273 74th
Median Household Income # 201 81st
Per Capita Income # 276 73rd

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