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Old 07-20-2009, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Joplin
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Does anyone think that the population of Joplin, mo (city) will be at or go beyond 50,000 by the 2010 census, and is 50,000 people considered a big city or medium city (size)

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Old 07-21-2009, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Southwest Missouri
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No clue on the first part of your question, but 50k people isn't even considered a small city by most standards.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Joplin, Missouri
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No clue on the first part of your question, but 50k people isn't even considered a small city by most standards.

Yea I'd have to agree with that. It seems that if you are from Springfield than Joplin is a small town. I would consider it a small city because it seems larger being connected to Webb City, Duquesne etc. I live in Joplin and I consider it a small city...simply because I lived in Carthage (15,000) and Lamar (4,000). If you drive on Rangeline...then you might say it is a small town with "big city" idiot drivers but I think big city drivers are better drivers than we got here in Joplin. I think we are 49,000 now...so I would not be surprised if we reached 50,000 from all the transplants that are moving here.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Joplin
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Sorry,what i was trying to say was... when the 2010 census comes out, do you think the population of Joplin will be 50,000 or more?
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Joplin
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I would agree with the idiot drivers!!!
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: south Missouri
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Since the current population is listed as 49,024, I would think that yes, Joplin will top 50,000 in the upcoming census.

Although Joplin itself would be a small city, it is a major center for the region. Estimates that daytime population - people working, shopping, dining, etc - swells to around 270,000 on most days. Population in the surrounding areas - just in Missouri alone - adds up to around 400,000 circling Joplin as a regional hub. That makes it, so they say, the 4th largest metro area in Missouri.

For those of us living in the surrounding small towns and tiny towns, Joplin is the place to go for shopping, dining, medical care, etc.

It's a mixed blessing - since Joplin is so close, a lot of retailers and restaurant chains won't come into the smaller towns.
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Joplin area
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According to the newer 2008 estimate the city has 49,775. I would think that at the rate its been growing that it should pass the 50,000 mark.

As far as it being a big or small city I would just consider a big town. It really doesn't feel or look like a big city to me. The only part that reminds me of a bigger city is on Rangeline, and even it feels a little different.

I do agree with the idiot drivers as well.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Joplin
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I was looking at the world gazetteer and it gave Joplin a 2009 calculation of 49,899 people.

http://world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=...&geo=457496550
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:39 PM
 
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Joplin is really a big town. Springfield is still considered a small/medium city. I think its obvious that Joplin will reach 50,000 by 2010 unless previous estimates were wrong.
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