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The City of Carl Junction had a population of 8,109 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Carl Junction, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,109
Population in Households 8,084
Population in Familes 7,063
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 1,481
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 2,822
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 2,182
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,920 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,153 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 669 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $135,873
Average Home Value $182,382


Median Household Income $55,034
Average Household Income $70,527
Per Capita Income $24,786
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.38% 1.42%
Households 1.22% 1.3%
Families 0.92% 1.24%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 Density1 # 177 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 280 73rd
Median Household Income # 189 82nd
Per Capita Income # 269 74th

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