Joplin, Montana

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Population in 2010: 157. Population change since 2000: -25.2%
Males: 75  (48.3%)
Females: 82  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  63.9 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 59531.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,340 (it was $38,281 in 2000)
Joplin:

$30,340
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,504 (it was $24,014 in 2000)

Joplin CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $72,242 (it was $47,500 in 2000)
Joplin:

$72,242
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $87,656; Detached houses: $87,772
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  • Races in Joplin, MT (2010)

    Joplin races chart
    • 15598.7%White alone
    • 10.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.6%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Joplin: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.3%), Irish (17.5%), Norwegian (15.5%), French (7.9%), Dutch (4.8%), English (4.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3320 feet

Land area: 1.26 square miles.

Population density: 125 people per square mile   (very low).

Joplin, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Joplin:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Joplin CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 70.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 27.2%
  • Divorced: 2.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,095 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $649 (1.2%)

Joplin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (76.9 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (530.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (1041.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Inverness, MT (1.9 miles) , Chester, MT (3.1 miles ), Rudyard, MT (3.1 miles ), Hingham, MT (4.0 miles) , Gildford, MT (4.7 miles) , Kremlin, MT (5.6 miles) , Box Elder, MT (6.3 miles ), Big Sandy, MT (6.3 miles ).

Latitude: 48.56 N, Longitude: 110.77 W

Area code: 406

Joplin household income distribution Joplin home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (34%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (18%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (34%)
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (24%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (17%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (49%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (21%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Joplin: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Joplin, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Joplin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 13% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 276.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 342.2 miles away from Joplin center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 268.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 234.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 319.6 miles away from Joplin center
On 10/29/1983 at 23:29:11, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 331.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Liberty County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Joplin:

  • The University of Montana (about 191 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University (about 201 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 219 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • North Idaho College (about 285 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 311 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Whitworth University (about 312 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Gonzaga University (about 313 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)

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Notable locations in Joplin: Joplin (A), General Mills Incorporated Elevator (B), Joplin Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Joplin: Bethel Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Joplin Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Liberty County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.2%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Joplin compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.7
Montana average:

9.9

Joplin travel time to work - commute Joplin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Joplin CDP (based on Liberty County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5851
Evangelical Protestant4525
Mainline Protestant1423
Other561
None1,104-
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: 3
Liberty County:

16.69 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Liberty County:

24.6%
Montana:

23.1%

4.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,459 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.43%
Montana average:

6.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


4.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
Montana average:

6.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Joplin:

  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KOJM (610 AM; 1 kW; HAVRE, MT; Owner: NEW MEDIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Joplin:

  • K261CC (100.1 FM; CHESTER, MT; Owner: RANDALL D. ROCKS)
  • KNMC (90.1 FM; HAVRE, MT; Owner: NORTHERN MONTANA COLLEGE)
  • KPQX (92.5 FM; HAVRE, MT; Owner: NEW MEDIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KXEI (95.1 FM; HAVRE, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Ron Jacobs, 110 Meters South Of Bears Den Road, 3.17 Km West Of Cr 224, Joplin, Mt (Lat: 48.884333 Lon: -110.816361), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 2027750070, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., NW #113
  • Ron Jacobs, 110 Meters South Of Bears Den Road, 3.17 Km West Of Cr 224, Joplin, Mt (Lat: 48.884333 Lon: -110.816361), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 2027750070, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., NW #113

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 27 Mi N 2.5 Mi W (Lat: 48.950556 Lon: -110.841083), Call Sign: WRW837, Licensee ID: L00082829
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/2000, Expiration Date: 06/25/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/27/2005
    Registrant: R & E Farm, Rr, Joplin, MT 59531, Phone: (406) 292-3504
  • W. Buelow WUI, Bnsf Ls36 Mp 1016.69 - W. Buelow Wui (Lat: 48.555889 Lon: -110.856806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WPZK631
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/30/2004, Expiration Date: 01/30/2014, Certifier: Robert C Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • JOPLIN TANK/BPS RTU, Joplin Tank/Bps Rtu - 5th Ave E (Lat: 48.559750 Lon: -110.763056), Type: Tank, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQHS362
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.312 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/23/2007, Expiration Date: 10/23/2017, Certifier: Kim Bunton
    Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:
  • Lat: 48.696944 Lon: -110.825833, Call Sign: WQPB213, Licensee ID: L01689522
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.825 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/26/2012, Expiration Date: 03/26/2022, Certifier: Steve J Dahinden
    Registrant: Steden, Inc, Joplin, MT 59531-0106, Phone: (406) 292-3332, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Various Locations (Lat: 48.719972 Lon: -110.864389), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNM256
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.281 MHz, 956.281 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/31/2008, Expiration Date: 04/06/2018, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • NORTH LIBERT, 110 Meters South Of Bears Den Road, 3.17 Km West Of Cr 224, Joplin, Mt (Lat: 48.884333 Lon: -110.816361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQLZ365
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/03/2010, Expiration Date: 06/03/2020, Certifier: Richard Stevens
    Registrant: Stutler Technologies, Corp., Emporia, KS 66801, Phone: (620) 342-7922, Fax: (620) 343-2005

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3936R , Serial Number: 17255436, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 02/02/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Cliff A Nelson, Po Box 11, Joplin, MT 59531
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A185F (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4XC , Serial Number: 18502876, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 11/26/1975
    Registrant (Corporation): Minnehan Land & Cattle Co, Po Box 73, Joplin, MT 59531
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4236Z , Serial Number: 18-8462, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 05/25/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph T Minnehan, Po Box 73, Joplin, MT 59531
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 42941 , Serial Number: 18259259, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 12/23/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Ray R Ramberg, Po Box 164, Joplin, MT 59531
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7917S , Serial Number: 943-76, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 07/13/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Cliff A Nelson, Po Box 11, Joplin, MT 59531
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 95235 , Serial Number: 9635, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Xxx, Joplin, MT 59531

Most common first names in Joplin, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Margaret487.5 years
Ida386.0 years
Lucille384.6 years
Albert283.5 years
Alice279.0 years
Carl283.5 years
Catherine280.0 years
Frances279.5 years
William256.5 years
John287.5 years
Most common last names in Joplin, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson878.2 years
Alley347.7 years
Olson380.3 years
Hodges389.3 years
Terwolbeck373.7 years
Pimley386.4 years
Hadford388.3 years
Lavalley383.4 years
Fusk377.0 years
Svenson287.5 years
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