Joplin, Missouri

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Population in 2017: 52,288 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.9%
 
Males: 25,781  (49.3%)
Females: 26,507  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

36.4 years
Missouri median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 64801.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,805 (it was $30,555 in 2000)
Joplin:

$46,805
MO:

$53,578

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,904 (it was $17,738 in 2000)

Joplin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $114,069 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Joplin:

$114,069
MO:

$156,700

Median gross rent in 2017: $734.

March 2019 cost of living index in Joplin: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.5%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.2% for Black residents, 24.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.9% for American Indian residents, 41.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.5% for other race residents, 22.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Joplin, MO (2017)
    • 43,91385.0%White alone
    • 2,0614.0%Two or more races
    • 1,8833.6%Black alone
    • 1,7113.3%Hispanic
    • 1,0522.0%Asian alone
    • 8731.7%American Indian alone
    • 1800.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 540.1%Other race alone

Races in Joplin detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 247 registered sex offenders living in Joplin, Missouri as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Joplin is 209 to 1.


Crime rates in Joplin by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(4.2)
4
(8.4)
1
(2.1)
3
(6.1)
1
(2.0)
2
(4.0)
2
(3.9)
1
(2.0)
3
(5.9)
3
(5.8)
2
(3.8)
3
(5.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
34
(72.0)
54
(113.6)
38
(78.7)
42
(84.8)
39
(77.5)
33
(65.6)
27
(53.3)
35
(71.0)
48
(94.6)
43
(83.6)
52
(100.0)
44
(84.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
87
(184.3)
95
(199.9)
91
(188.6)
55
(111.0)
64
(127.1)
54
(107.3)
70
(138.2)
55
(111.6)
62
(122.2)
84
(163.4)
72
(138.5)
61
(116.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
200
(423.7)
266
(559.7)
242
(501.4)
256
(516.6)
184
(365.5)
160
(317.9)
189
(373.1)
149
(302.4)
148
(291.6)
182
(354.0)
203
(390.4)
209
(398.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
656
(1,390)
733
(1,542)
845
(1,751)
692
(1,397)
558
(1,108)
692
(1,375)
653
(1,289)
617
(1,252)
611
(1,204)
510
(992.0)
569
(1,094)
487
(929.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,146
(6,665)
2,877
(6,053)
3,554
(7,364)
3,308
(6,676)
2,612
(5,188)
2,562
(5,090)
2,920
(5,765)
3,055
(6,200)
3,042
(5,994)
2,679
(5,211)
2,895
(5,567)
2,918
(5,567)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
404
(855.9)
277
(582.8)
413
(855.8)
312
(629.7)
234
(464.8)
279
(554.3)
265
(523.2)
253
(513.5)
295
(581.3)
325
(632.1)
315
(605.8)
324
(618.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
25
(53.0)
37
(77.8)
37
(76.7)
46
(92.8)
29
(57.6)
12
(23.8)
28
(55.3)
14
(28.4)
21
(41.4)
33
(64.2)
21
(40.4)
9
(17.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)638.5676.3709.6631.7499.5500.4529.3531.6553.0526.8555.0530.5

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City-data.com crime index in Joplin, MO

Crime rate in Joplin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 134 (100 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Missouri average:

2.32
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Ancestries: American (14.7%), German (14.6%), English (8.2%), Irish (7.4%), Scottish (2.8%), Italian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1873

Elevation: 1005 feet

Land area: 31.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,664 people per square mile   (low).

Joplin, Missouri map

1,634 residents are foreign born (0.8% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.5% Europe, 0.3% North America).

This city:

3.1%
Missouri:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $866 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $827 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (68.0 miles , pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (102.7 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (322.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Dennis Acres, MO (1.5 miles),
Duquesne, MO (1.6 miles ),
Shoal Creek Drive, MO (1.7 miles ),
Leawood, MO (1.8 miles ),
Grand Falls Plaza, MO (1.9 miles),
Silver Creek, MO (1.9 miles ),
Cliff Village, MO (1.9 miles),
Redings Mill, MO (2.0 miles)

Latitude: 37.08 N, Longitude: 94.51 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +20,774 (+39.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 16,804 (66.6%)

Area code: 417

Distribution of median household income in Joplin, MO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Joplin, MO in 2017
Joplin satellite photo by USGS

Joplin tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 182 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 1998: 188 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 1999: 192 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2000: 172 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2001: 217 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 2002: 203 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2003: 220 buildings, average cost: $94,100
  • 2004: 208 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2005: 205 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2006: 138 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2007: 129 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2008: 87 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2009: 51 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2010: 58 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2011: 53 buildings, average cost: $151,800
  • 2012: 70 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2013: 217 buildings, average cost: $112,200
  • 2014: 207 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2015: 212 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2016: 126 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2017: 146 buildings, average cost: $148,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Joplin, MO residents
Average permit cost in Joplin, MO
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Missouri:

3.9%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Joplin, MO
Historical housing units in Joplin, MO

Population change in the 1990s: +3,957 (+9.5%).
Most common industries in Joplin, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
  • Food (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Truck transportation (6.5%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Food (4.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Social assistance (3.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Joplin, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.6%)

Average climate in Joplin, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Joplin, Missouri environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.2. This is about average.

City:

74.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.0242. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0242
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 6.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.56
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 0.546. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.546
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.73
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00926. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00926
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Joplin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the Joplin city center injured 59 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/2008, a category F4 tornado 11.9 miles away from the city center killed 15 people and injured 200 people and caused $45 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Joplin-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 183.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 184.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 253.4 miles away from Joplin center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 262.0 miles away from Joplin center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 274.5 miles away from Joplin center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 199.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jasper County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 9, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Joplin topographic map

Main business address for: EMPIRE DISTRICT ELECTRIC CO (ELECTRIC SERVICES).

Hospitals in Joplin:

  • COMMUNITY HOSPICES OF AMERICA - THE FOUR STATES (3130 WISCONSIN SUITE 6)
  • FREEMAN HEALTH SYSTEM - FREEMAN WEST (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1102 WEST 32ND STREET)
  • LANDMARK HOSPITAL OF JOPLIN, LLC (2040 W 32ND STREET)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL JOPLIN (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 2817 ST JOHNS BLVD)
  • ST JOHN'S REG MED CENTER HOS (1905 WEST 32ND STREET, SUITE 102)
  • TRINITY HOSPICE OF MISSOUR LLC (1905 W 32ND STREET, SUITE 406)

Nursing Homes in Joplin:

  • FREEMAN HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SYSTEM (932 EAST 34TH STREET)
  • FREEMAN HOSPITAL SNF (1102 WEST 32ND STREET)
  • GREENBRIAR, THE (2502 MOFFET)
  • JOPLIN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (2218 W 32ND STREET)
  • JOPLIN HEALTHCARE CENTER (2810 JACKSON ROAD)
  • MEADOWS CARE CENTER, THE (1805 WEST 32ND STREET)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, JOPLIN (2700 EAST 34TH STREET, PO BOX 2877)
  • REGENCY CARE CENTER OF JOPLIN (2218 W 32ND STREET)
  • SPRING RIVER CHRISTIAN VILLAGE INC (201 SOUTH NORTHPARK LANE)

Dialysis Facilities in Joplin:

  • FMC - JOPLIN EAST (522 WEST 32ND ST SUITE B)
  • FREEMAN NEPHROLOGY AND DIALYSIS CENTER (932 E 34TH ST)

Home Health Centers in Joplin:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF JOPLIN (2902 MCCLELLAND BOULEVARD, SUITE 2A)
  • FREEMAN HOME CARE SERVICES (3315 MCINTOSH CIRCLE)
  • ST JOHNS REG MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH AGENCY (4500 EAST 32ND STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Joplin:

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Colleges/Universities in Joplin:

  • Missouri Southern State University (Full-time enrollment: 4,456; Location: 3950 E. Newman Road; Public; Website: www.mssu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Ozark Christian College (Full-time enrollment: 645; Location: 1111 N Main St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.occ.edu)
  • Vatterott College-Joplin (Full-time enrollment: 302; Location: 809 Illinois; Private, for-profit; Website: www.vatterott.edu)
  • Franklin Technology-MSSU (Full-time enrollment: 199; Location: 3950 E. Newman Road; Public; Website: www.franklintechjoplin.com)
  • New Dimensions School of Hair Design (Full-time enrollment: 62; Location: 621 Kentucky Ave.; Private, for-profit; Website: newdimensionsschoolofhairdesign.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Joplin:

  • Crowder College (about 21 miles; Neosho, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,675)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 24 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Pittsburg State University (about 25 miles; Pittsburg, KS; FT enrollment: 6,838)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 54 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • John Brown University (about 62 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • Drury University (about 69 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 69 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)

Public high schools in Joplin:

  • JOPLIN HIGH (Students: 2,118, Location: 2104 INDIANA AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • GATEWAY SCHOOL (Location: 1823 W 20TH ST, Grades: 5-12)
  • COLLEGE VIEW SCHOOL (Location: 1101 N GOETZ BLVD, Grades: KG-12)
  • FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY CTR. (Location: 417 EAST 5TH ST, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Joplin:

  • COLLEGE HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 529, Location: 4311 NEWMAN RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • MCAULEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 94, Location: 930 S PEARL AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Joplin:

Private elementary/middle schools in Joplin:

  • ST MARYS CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 203, Location: 931 BYERS AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • MARTIN LUTHER SCHOOL (Students: 120, Location: 2616 CONNECTICUT AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST PETERS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 80, Location: 802 BYERS AVE, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Joplin

Library in Joplin:

  • JOPLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,854,040; Location: 300 S MAIN STREET; 88,591 books; 10,094 e-books; 12,118 audio materials; 10,153 video materials; 17 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 499 print serial subscriptions; 36 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • It is now Missouri Southern State University- No longer a college
  • the Southern part of Joplin is in Newton County

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Joplin: Twin Hills Country Club (A), Maiden Lane Shops (B), East Gate Center (C), Around Town Center (D), Joplin Fire Department Station 5 (E), Joplin Fire Department Station 3 (F), Joplin Fire Department Station 1 (G), Joplin Fire Department Station 4 (H), Joplin Fire Department Station 2 (I), Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry Southwest Regional Field Fire Office Joplin (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: North Park Mall (1), Elms Shopping Center (2), Bel-aire Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Joplin: EMPIRE DISTRICT ELECTRIC CO (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Osborne Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery (2), Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery (3), Parkway Cemetery (4), Forest Park Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Joplin Water Supply Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Silver Creek (A), Spring Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Joplin include: Schifferdecker Park (1), Leonard Park (2), Garvin Park (3), Cunningham Park (4), Spiva Park (5), Landreth Park (6), Royal Heights Park (7), Jungo Stadium (8), Joe Becker Memorial Stadium (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Joplin Museum Complex (Schifferdecker Park) (1), Reptile World (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1733 Kodiac Road) (2), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Joplin History Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2101 Indiana Avenue) (3), Ozark Nursery (Water Parks & Slides; 5361 North Main Street) (4), League Operations (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3517 Oak Ridge Drive) (5), Lazer City (Amusement & Theme Parks; 408 South Northpark Lane) (6), Casa for Kids Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 211 South Main Street Suite 316) (7), Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau (222 West 3rd Street) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Hallmark Inn (3600 South Range Line Road) (1), Capri Motel (3401 South Main Street) (2), Hampton Inn (3107 East 36th Street) (3), Best Western Oasis Inn and Ste (3508 Range Line) (4), Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (3350 South Range Line Road) (5), Drury Inn & Suites (3601 Range Line Road) (6), Baymont Inn & Suites - Joplin (3510 S Range Line Rd) (7), Holiday Inn (I-44 & US71) (8), Days Inn (3500 South Range Line Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Jasper County - Joplin- Courts- Circuit Courts- Small Claims Court (6 Pearl) (1), Duquesne Village - Municipal Court (1501 South Duquesne Road) (2), Federal Bureau Of Investigation (2306 South Range Line Road) (3), Joplin City - Emergency Preparedness- Municipal Court (303 East 3rd Street) (4), Jasper County - Joplin- Courts- Juvenile Court (601 South Pearl Avenue Suite 200) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: William K. Jones - Highly decorated combat veteran of three wars, Langston Hughes - (1902-1967), Simple Comes to Harlem, Hale Irwin - Professional golfer, Tony Alamo - Fraudster, Robert Cummings - Actor, Grant Wistrom - College football player, Dennis Weaver - Actor, Emily Newell Blair - Suffragist, Art Staed - Politician, Mel Purcell - Male tennis player.

Jasper County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Joplin and their reported violations in the past:

EMERALD POINTE SUBD (Address: 2650 E 32ND ST STE 121 , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LOVES TRAVEL STOP 282 (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
ZANS CREEKSIDE CMPGRND (Address: 2480 COYOTE DR , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
UNDERCLIFF (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-09-2009), St Public Notif issued (JUL-19-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2005), St Public Notif issued (JUL-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-25-2007), St Public Notif issued (JUL-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
KOA CAMPGROUND (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-16-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-24-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-18-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-24-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-14-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-14-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-16-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-24-2014)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 minor monitoring violations
PUMP-N-PANTRY OF DIAMOND (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-21-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-08-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-15-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (DEC-05-2011), St Boil Water Order (DEC-05-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2011), St Other (DEC-14-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-15-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-10-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
JOPLIN SHOAL CREEK RV (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAR-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-18-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-02-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 5 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WHITE EAGLE SHOAL CREEK PLAZA (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.5%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.6%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Joplin in 2010:

  • 1,028 people in college/university student housing
  • 653 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 78 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 76 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 69 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 36 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 27 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Joplin in 2000:

  • 1,008 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 618 people in nursing homes
  • 120 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 91 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 35 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 13 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 10 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Joplin (2011 data):

  • Arvest Bank: 15th Street In-Store Branch, 32nd Street Branch, 7th Street In-Store Branch, Operations Center, Joplin Main Branch, Mcclelland Boulevard Branch. Info updated 2010/11/29: Bank assets: $12,520.8 mil, Deposits: $10,446.2 mil, headquarters in Fayetteville, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 241 total offices, Holding Company: Arvest Bank Group, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: 7th & Virginia Branch, Northpark Branch, Joplin Branch, Southeast Branch, Southtown Branch, Westown Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Southwest Missouri Bank: 32nd Street, Mcclelland Branch, Zora, Duquesne Branch, Stone's Corner. Info updated 2009/07/27: Bank assets: $642.0 mil, Deposits: $564.6 mil, headquarters in Carthage, MO, positive income, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Southwest Missouri Bancorporation, Inc.
  • First State Bank of Joplin: First State Bank Of Joplin, 7th & Maiden Lane Express Branch, 32nd Street Branch, Range Line Branch. Info updated 2006/11/22: Bank assets: $185.8 mil, Deposits: $160.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Buerge Bancshares, Inc.
  • Community Bank and Trust: Branch 03, Branch 06, Branch 75, Branch 05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $294.0 mil, Deposits: $252.7 mil, headquarters in Neosho, MO, positive income, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • UMB Bank, National Association: 2300 East 7th Street Branch, Fourth And Range Line Road Branch, Joplin Facility. Info updated 2007/12/13: Bank assets: $11,205.9 mil, Deposits: $8,538.8 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Umb Financial Corporation
  • Commerce Bank: Joplin Main Branch, 20th Street Branch, Southwest Branch. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $20,493.6 mil, Deposits: $16,805.3 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 206 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • Hometown Bank, National Association: Hometown Bank- Joplin South Facility at 3016 South Mcclelland Boulevard, branch established on 2006/11/27; Joplin Branch at 1429 East 32nd Street, branch established on 1998/09/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $182.7 mil, Deposits: $150.2 mil, headquarters in Carthage, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Hometown Bancshares, Inc.
  • Liberty Bank: Joplin Branch at 2350 South Range Line Road, branch established on 2004/12/27; Joplin 7th St at 2311 West 7th Street, branch established on 2007/10/15. Info updated 2011/03/28: Bank assets: $1,093.3 mil, Deposits: $919.6 mil, headquarters in Springfield, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Liberty Bancshares, Inc
  • 3 other banks with 5 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Joplin:

Marital status in Joplin, MO
  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

For population 25 years and over in Joplin:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Missouri average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Joplin
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Joplin, MO (based on Jasper County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant50,313149
Mainline Protestant8,10035
Catholic6,0245
Other3,05218
Black Protestant5022
None49,413-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Jasper County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Jasper County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
Jasper County:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 88
Jasper County:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jasper County:

8.5%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jasper County:

30.7%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
Missouri:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Joplin:

48.6%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Joplin:

45.3%
Missouri:

46.9%

Average BMI:
Joplin:

28.6
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Joplin:

21.9%
Missouri:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Joplin:

10.7%
Missouri:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
Joplin:

33.9%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

55.3%
Missouri:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Joplin:

78.1%
State:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Joplin, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 99$402,296$48,7630$0
Firefighters 92$370,291$48,2990$0
Streets and Highways 47$143,182$36,5570$0
Police - Other 36$102,592$34,19711$4,125
Sewerage 35$109,020$37,3781$996
Parks and Recreation 33$104,521$38,00843$19,734
Health 29$96,505$39,9337$6,873
Other and Unallocable 28$99,559$42,6680$0
Financial Administration 20$82,042$49,2250$0
Transit 18$44,795$29,8630$0
Correction 17$41,939$29,6040$0
Local Libraries 16$51,170$38,37825$24,379
Judicial and Legal 12$41,810$41,8103$19,118
Other Government Administration 11$55,222$60,2420$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 9$37,388$49,8510$0
Solid Waste Management 7$20,770$35,6060$0
Airports 7$24,656$42,2672$1,900
Totals for Government 516$1,827,758$42,50692$77,125

Joplin government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $17,756,000 ($339.58)
    Regular Highways: $17,154,000 ($328.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,600,000 ($87.97)
    Air Transportation: $3,229,000 ($61.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,213,000 ($61.45)
    General - Other: $1,499,000 ($28.67)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $12,813,000 ($245.05)
    Police Protection: $9,373,000 ($179.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,723,000 ($128.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,123,000 ($117.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,465,000 ($85.39)
    Sewerage: $4,430,000 ($84.72)
    Health - Other: $4,389,000 ($83.94)
    Regular Highways: $3,385,000 ($64.74)
    Financial Administration: $3,166,000 ($60.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,114,000 ($59.55)
    Central Staff Services: $2,008,000 ($38.40)
    Libraries: $1,614,000 ($30.87)
    General Public Buildings: $1,296,000 ($24.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,249,000 ($23.89)
    Transit Utilities: $1,099,000 ($21.02)
    Correctional Institutions: $1,008,000 ($19.28)
    Air Transportation: $956,000 ($18.28)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $463,000 ($8.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $307,000 ($5.87)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $57,000 ($1.09)
    Parking Facilities: $50,000 ($0.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $589,000 ($11.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,002,000 ($19.16)
    Police Protection: $984,000 ($18.82)
    Air Transportation: $429,000 ($8.20)
    Regular Highways: $314,000 ($6.01)
    General - Other: $299,000 ($5.72)
    Transit Utilities: $270,000 ($5.16)
    Libraries: $254,000 ($4.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $205,000 ($3.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $186,000 ($3.56)
    General Public Building: $93,000 ($1.78)
    Health - Other: $45,000 ($0.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000 ($0.44)
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000 ($0.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000 ($0.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000 ($0.10)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($0.10)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000 ($0.04)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,691,000 ($433.96)

Joplin government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,058,000 ($211.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,587,000 ($49.48)
    Other: $1,663,000 ($31.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,165,000 ($22.28)
    Air Transportation: $740,000 ($14.15)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $79,000 ($1.51)
    Parking Facilities: $56,000 ($1.07)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $21,915,000 ($419.12)
    Other: $8,772,000 ($167.76)
    Sewerage: $4,557,000 ($87.15)
    Natural Resources: $4,361,000 ($83.40)
    Air Transportation: $2,844,000 ($54.39)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $581,000 ($11.11)
    Public Welfare: $67,000 ($1.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,986,000 ($133.61)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,967,000 ($37.62)
    Interest Earnings: $289,000 ($5.53)
    Donations From Private Sources: $165,000 ($3.16)
    Sale of Property: $53,000 ($1.01)
    Special Assessments: $27,000 ($0.52)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $161,000 ($3.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,165,000 ($60.53)
    Other: $2,687,000 ($51.39)
    Highways: $1,355,000 ($25.91)
    Transit Utilities: $749,000 ($14.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $207,000 ($3.96)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $20,402,000 ($390.19)
    Other Selective Sales: $17,105,000 ($327.13)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,499,000 ($124.29)
    Property: $2,899,000 ($55.44)
    Other License: $1,216,000 ($23.26)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $848,000 ($16.22)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $251,000 ($4.80)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $83,000 ($1.59)

Joplin government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,118,000 ($690.75)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,978,000 ($573.32)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,645,000 ($165.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,505,000 ($47.91)

Joplin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,554,000 ($1024.21)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,861,000 ($207.71)

6.67% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,339 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Missouri average:

7.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Newton County, MO  1.70% ($38,048 average AGI)
from Greene County, MO  0.30% ($29,468)
from Cherokee County, KS  0.26% ($30,685)


6.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,800 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
Missouri average:

7.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Newton County, MO  1.65% ($46,500 average AGI)
to Greene County, MO  0.33% ($37,557)
to Cherokee County, KS  0.25% ($30,848)
Businesses in Joplin, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T4Lowe's1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Macy's1
Aeropostale1Marriott2
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's2McDonald's6
Ashley Furniture1Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone2Microtel1
Bath & Body Works1Motel 61
Baymont Inn1Motherhood Maternity2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike15
Best Western1Nissan1
Burger King2Office Depot1
Charlotte Russe1OfficeMax1
Chevrolet1Old Navy1
Chick-Fil-A2Olive Garden1
Chico's1Outback1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Outback Steakhouse1
Cinnabon 1Pac Sun1
Comfort Inn1Panera Bread1
Cracker Barrel1Papa John's Pizza1
Dairy Queen1Payless2
Days Inn1Penske1
Deb1PetSmart1
Dennys2Pier 1 Imports1
Domino's Pizza2Pizza Hut2
DressBarn1Quality1
Dressbarn1Quiznos1
Express1RadioShack2
Famous Footwear1Red Lobster1
Fashion Bug1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx16Rue211
Finish Line1Ryan's Grill1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In4
GNC1Sam's Club1
GameStop1Sears2
Goodwill5Shoe Carnival1
Gymboree1Sleep Inn1
H&R Block3Slumberland1
Hardee's4Spencer Gifts1
Hilton1Sprint Nextel3
Hobby Lobby1Starbucks4
Holiday Inn2Steak 'n Shake1
Hollister Co.1Subaru1
Home Depot1Subway8
Honda1Super 81
Hot Topic1T-Mobile5
IHOP1T.J.Maxx1
JCPenney1Taco Bell4
Jimmy John's1Target1
Jones New York1Toyota1
Journeys1Toys"R"Us1
Justice1True Value1
KFC2U-Haul4
Kincaid1U.S. Cellular4
Kohl's1UPS19
Kroger1Vans3
La Quinta1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy4Victoria's Secret1
Lane Bryant1Waffle House1
Lane Furniture3Walgreens3
LensCrafters1Walmart2
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's3
Long John Silver's1YMCA2

Strongest AM radio stations in Joplin:

  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KQYX (1450 AM; 1 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KWAS (1230 AM; 1 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KDMO (1490 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: CARTHAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KVIS (910 AM; 1 kW; MIAMI, OK; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Joplin:

  • KIXQ (102.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSYN (92.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXMS (88.7 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE COLLEGE)
  • KXDG (97.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KOBC (90.7 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • K255AH (98.9 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K207BT (89.3 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KJMK (93.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KMXL (95.1 FM; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: CARTHAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWXD (103.5 FM; ASBURY, MO; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRPS (89.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKOW-FM (96.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KBTN-FM (99.7 FM; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KCAR-FM (104.3 FM; GALENA, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KMOQ (107.1 FM; BAXTER SPRINGS, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KNEO (91.7 FM; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: SKY HIGH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KJML (105.3 FM; COLUMBUS, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KGLC (100.9 FM; MIAMI, OK; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K249BZ (97.7 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: J AND J BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Joplin:

  • KODE-TV (Channel 12; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOZJ (Channel 26; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K20GA (Channel 20; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSNF (Channel 16; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KGCS-LP (Channel 57; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BD OF REGENTS, MO. SOUTH. ST.COLLEGE)
  • KJPX-LP (Channel 47; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • K64FW (Channel 64; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • K52FC (Channel 52; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K55HU (Channel 55; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K04OV (Channel 4; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCLJ-CA (Channel 46; JOPLIN/CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KOAM-TV (Channel 7; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: SAGA QUAD STATES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K05KD (Channel 5; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KCLG-CA (Channel 32; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Joplin: Thomas E. Creek.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Joplin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 97Number of bridges
  • 879ft / 268mTotal length
  • $18,418,000Total costs
  • 714,059Total average daily traffic
  • 110,684Total average daily truck traffic
  • 771,433Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Joplin, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 101950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 341990-1999
  • 212000-2009
  • 122010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Joplin, MO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Joplin)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 405 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Joplin, MO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 165 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 378 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Joplin)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Joplin)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 70 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 9 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED240$88,103189$88,829532$103,36470$32,1356$488,083137$55,82412$13,772
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$75,2059$131,04946$106,7023$6,9770$00$01$23,720
APPLICATIONS DENIED41$75,03137$70,695223$95,44458$28,0480$020$63,1815$34,496
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN23$81,88923$84,841160$95,6645$20,4060$010$54,3361$74,770
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$93,9713$114,80315$99,4681$81,7200$00$01$41,530

Detailed mortgage data for all 13 tracts in Joplin, MO

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 9 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED27$125,40225$121,8470$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$89,5866$156,8421$113,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$146,6364$140,7000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$100,6032$41,5900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$57,0001$110,0001$50,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Joplin, MO
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Joplin, MO - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 373. The highest number of reported fires - 603 took place in 2006, and the least - 51 in 2011. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Joplin, MO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (44.9%), and Structure Fires (34.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Joplin, MO
    • 2,85144.9%Outside Fires
    • 2,18834.5%Structure Fires
    • 1,00915.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2984.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Joplin, MO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Joplin, Missouri:

  • Drury Inn & Suites Joplin, 3601 S Rangeline Rd, Joplin, Missouri 64804 , Phone: (417) 781-8000
  • Westwood Motel, 1700 W 30TH St, Joplin, Missouri 64804 , Phone: (417) 782-7212
  • La Quinta Inn, 3320 S Rangeline Rd, Joplin, Missouri 64804 , Phone: (417) 781-0500, Fax: (417) 781-9388
  • Howard Johnson Lodge Of Joplin, 3510 South Rangeline Rd, Joplin, Missouri 64804
  • Best Western Oasis, 3508 S Rangeline, Joplin, Missouri 64804 , Phone: (417) 781-6776, Fax: (417) 659-8362
  • Sleep Inn, I-44 & Hwy 43, Joplin, Missouri 64803 , Phone: (447) 782-1212, Fax: (447) 782-3366
  • Best Value Hallmark Inn, 3600 S Rangeline Rd, Joplin, Missouri 64804 , Phone: (417) 624-8400, Fax: (417) 781-5625
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 3400 S Rangeline Rd, Joplin, Missouri 64804 , Phone: (417) 627-0400, Fax: (417) 627-0404
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in Joplin, Missouri
Most common first names in Joplin, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William53475.2 years
Mary51477.8 years
John45973.1 years
James43073.5 years
Robert37070.9 years
Charles34673.4 years
Helen22079.0 years
George22076.4 years
Ruth21979.9 years
Dorothy19577.6 years
Most common last names in Joplin, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith32475.9 years
Johnson20476.3 years
Brown15776.6 years
Williams14475.8 years
Wilson14076.9 years
Jones13877.3 years
Miller12478.5 years
Davis11975.3 years
Martin11373.6 years
Moore10672.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Joplin, MO
  • 71.7%Utility gas
  • 25.3%Electricity
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Joplin, MO
  • 54.0%Electricity
  • 43.9%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood


Joplin compared to Missouri state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Joplin on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 50,000+"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (20,000+ housing units)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail trade (population 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest differences between morning and afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest humidity differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 110 pilots and 53 other airmen in this city.
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