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Carl Junction, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Carl Junction had a population of 8,033 as of July 1, 2020. 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 37.1767 and longitude -94.5655 in Jasper County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carl Junction 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.


Carl Junction, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 8,033 (100%)
Population in Households 8,008 (99.7%)
Population in Families 6,978 (86.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 25 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 1,455
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $62,112
Average Household Income $86,537
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $30,685
Wealth Index5 98


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,172 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 655 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 174 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $154,348
Average Home Value $168,900
Housing Affordability Index3 235


Total Households 2,828
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 2,180
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.74% 0.72%
Households 0.76% 0.74%
Families 0.54% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
Owner Occupied HU   0.93%


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, 2020 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 # 107 90th
Population Density # 173 83rd
Median Household Income # 181 83rd
Housing Affordability Index # 643 62nd
Per Capita Income # 214 79th
Diversity Index # 272 74th

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