Joplin, MO Profile: Facts & Data

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Joplin, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Joplin had a population of 54,064 as of July 1, 2019. Joplin ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Joplin is located at latitude 37.0842 and longitude -94.5133 in Jasper County. The formal boundaries for the City of Joplin encompass a land area of 36.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Jasper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Joplin are located in Jasper County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Newton County.

The City of Joplin (GNIS ID: 2395482) 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 Joplin is located within Township of Joplin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jasper County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Joplin: Union City.

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Joplin, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Joplin, MO Housing Affordability Index is 184
State of Missouri Housing Affordability Index is 156
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Joplin, MO Wealth Index is 50
State of Missouri Wealth Index is 82
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 54,064
Population in Households 52,326
Population in Familes 38,378
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,738
Population Density 1,434
Diversity Index1 34
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,340
Average Household Income $56,081
Per Capita Income $23,587
Wealth Index3 50

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 25,316 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,201 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,321 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,794 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $121,161
Housing Affordability Index2 184
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 22,522
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 13,045
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.68% 0.61%
Households 0.7% 0.61%
Families 0.53% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Joplin, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Joplin to the other 1,034 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 12 99th
Population Density # 184 82nd
Diversity Index # 126 88th
Median Household Income # 614 41st
Per Capita Income # 535 48th

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