Joplin, MO

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
178,816
0.402% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roy Blunt
Republican Party
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.2
0.541% 1-year increase
2018 Poverty Rate
16.3%
2.33% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$50,244
2.33% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$126,200
3.27% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
82,613
0.597% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Joplin, MO had a population of 179k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $50,244. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Joplin, MO grew from 178,100 to 178,816, a 0.402% increase and its median household income grew from $49,098 to $50,244, a 2.33% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Joplin, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.8%), White (Hispanic) (4.81%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.11%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.61%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.34%).

None of the households in Joplin, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Joplin, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Joplin, MO are Missouri Southern State University (1,499 degrees awarded in 2020), Crowder College (1,126 degrees), and Ozark Christian College (143 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Joplin, MO was $126,200, and the homeownership rate was 66.4%.

Most people in Joplin, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Joplin, MO was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Joplin, MO is home to a population of 179k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.1% of Joplin, MO residents were born outside of the country (7.34k people).

In 2020, there were 17.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (150k people) in Joplin, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.6k White (Hispanic) and 7.36k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2020 Citizenship
97.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.4% of Joplin, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Joplin, MO was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Joplin, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    150k ± 544
  2. White (Hispanic)
    8.6k ± 734
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.36k ± 771
7.33%
Hispanic Population
13.1k people

In 2020, there were 17.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (150k people) in Joplin, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.6k White (Hispanic) and 7.36k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.33% of the people in Joplin, MO are hispanic (13.1k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    39,519 ± 4,865 people
  2. India
    21,572 ± 3,600 people
  3. China
    19,039 ± 3,382 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 39,519 Missouri residents, followed by India with 21,572 and China with 19,039.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
7.34k people
4.03%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
7.17k people

As of 2020, 4.1% of Joplin, MO residents (7.34k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Joplin, MO was 4.03%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,164 ± 493
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,036 ± 389
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,997 ± 493

Joplin, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Joplin, MO employs 82.6k people. The largest industries in Joplin, MO are Manufacturing (14,646 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,430 people), and Retail Trade (9,933 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,960), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,589).

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,900. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

82.6k
2020 Value
± 2,212
−0.597%
1 Year decline
± 3.63%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Joplin, MO declined at a rate of −0.597%, from 83.1k employees to 82.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Joplin, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,523 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,105 people), and Production Occupations (8,542 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Joplin, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

82.6k
2020 Value
± 2,212
−0.597%
1 Year decline
± 3.63%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Joplin, MO declined at a rate of −0.597%, from 83.1k employees to 82.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Joplin, MO, are Manufacturing (14,646 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,430 people), and Retail Trade (9,933 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Joplin, MO, though some of these residents may live in Joplin, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,330
Median earning men ± $1,266
$26,518
Median earning women ± $659

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,179), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,086), and Manufacturing ($44,528).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,698), Public Administration ($36,408), and Information ($33,904).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,433
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,134
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 984
    Manufacturing

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.11M
    Manufacturing
  2. $799k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $414k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $30.9B
  2. $30.9B
  3. $29.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $30.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($30.9B) and Pharmaceuticals ($29.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Missouri products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$312B
2020 Value in Missouri
$614B
Projected 2050 Value in Missouri
97.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $312B. This is expected to increase 97.1% to $614B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $26.1B
  2. $15.4B
  3. $15.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.1B, followed by Texas with $15.4B and Kansas and $15.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Missouri shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

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Roy Blunt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Missouri over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Joplin, MO awarded 2,961 degrees. The student population of Joplin, MO in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 4,166 male students and 6,651 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Joplin, MO are White (2,176 and 75.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (287 and 9.93%), Unknown (114 and 3.95%), and Black or African American (98 and 3.39%).

The largest universities in Joplin, MO by number of degrees awarded are Missouri Southern State University (1,499 and 50.6%), Crowder College (1,126 and 38%), and Ozark Christian College (143 and 4.83%).

The most popular majors in Joplin, MO are General Studies (294 and 9.93%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (221 and 7.46%), and General Business (220 and 7.43%).

The median tuition costs in Joplin, MO are $12,660 for private four year colleges, and $7,462 and $14,924 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Joplin, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 98.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 36.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 10,817 (38.5% men and 61.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 10,817 students enrolled in Joplin, MO, 38.5% men and 61.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,964 records, of which 63.2% were women and 36.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 88 degree-majors awarded
  2. 209 degree-majors awarded
  3. 92 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Joplin, MO was Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences with 88 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Joplin, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,499 degrees awarded
  2. 1,126 degrees awarded
  3. 143 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri Southern State University with 1,499 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,294 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Joplin, MO, which is 0.776 times less than the 1,667 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,176 degrees mean that there were 7.58 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 287 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($12,660) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($940) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.599% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.508% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.47M), Some college (1.14M), and Bachelors Degree (823k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Joplin, MO was $126,200 in 2020, which is 0.549 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $122,200 to $126,200, a 3.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Joplin, MO is 66.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Joplin, MO have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Joplin, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Joplin, MO is $50,244. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Joplin, MO was St. Charles County, MO with a value of $87,644, followed by Platte County, MO and Cass County, MO, with respective values of $82,448 and $72,522.

Property

$126,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,472
$45,556
Median Property Taxes
±$1,528

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Joplin, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Joplin, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.4%
Homeownership
2020
62.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 66.4% of the housing units in Joplin, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Joplin, MO was St. Charles County, MO with a value of $87,644, followed by Platte County, MO and Cass County, MO, with respective values of $82,448 and $72,522.

The following map shows all of the counties in Joplin, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$50,244
Median Household Income
± $1,307
68.6k
Number of Households
± 1,957

In 2020, the median household income of the 68.6k households in Joplin, MO grew to $50,244 from the previous year's value of $49,098.

The following chart displays the households in Joplin, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Joplin, MO is from Missouri.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2020, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.04% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.82%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.03%)

In 2020, 82.3% of workers in Joplin, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.82%) and those who worked at home (5.03%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Joplin, MO have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.27% of the workforce in Joplin, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Joplin, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Joplin, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Joplin, MO (28.2k out of 174k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Joplin, MO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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86.7% of the population of Joplin, MO has health coverage, with 44.5% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.96% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Missouri was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Missouri see 1422 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.559% decrease from the previous year (1430 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1672 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 491 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Missouri, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,422 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Missouri

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,422 patients per year. This represents a 0.559% decrease from the previous year (1,430 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Missouri in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Missouri across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.3%
Uninsured
44.5%
Employer Coverage
16.6%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1.96%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Joplin, MO grew by 2.29% from 13% to 13.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Joplin, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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