Joplin, MO

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About Joplin, MO

Joplin, MO is located in Jasper County in the state of Missouri.

The total City Population for Joplin is about 51,539 with about 513 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 81,025.

The Average Home Value is $127,064, which is roughly 5% higher than the Average Home Value of $120,304 for the state of Missouri, and roughly 33% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $46,849, which is roughly 4% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $48,798 for the state of Missouri, and roughly 19% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Joplin Population 51,539
Average Home Value $127,064
Median Household Income $46,849
Median Age 37
Unemployment Rate 4.8%
Politics 72.07% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.01
Male Population Estimate: 49.6%
Female Population Estimate: 50.4%
Median Age: 37
Male Median Age: 29.7
Female Median Age: 31.7

Racial Demographic Estimates



Jasper County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Josh Hawley
U.S. Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
Eric Schmitt
U.S. Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
Mike Parson
State governor
Mike Parson
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 72.07%
Democratic: 25.88%
Libertarian: 1.65%
Green: 0.31%
Other: 0.1%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Joplin specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Jasper County: About 3.83772 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Jasper County: About 416.102 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Jasper County is about 3% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 31% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Joplin is about 4.8%.

Missouri is ranked #31 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 38.26 out of 100.

31st out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 43.58

The average living wage for the state of Missouri is $31.55/hr, while the states minimum wage is $10.30/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Missouri a minimum wage score of 56.09 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $5.15/hr, which gives Missouri a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 35.55 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Missouri is $214.24, resulting in a UI benefit score of 47.41 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Missouri does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Missouri does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Missouri does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Missouri does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
Missouri does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Missouri does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Missouri does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Missouri does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Missouri does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Missouri does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Missouri does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Missouri does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Missouri does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Missouri does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Missouri does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Missouri does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Missouri does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Missouri does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Missouri does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Missouri does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 64801, 64802, 64803, 64804 (4 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 37.075700
Longitude: -94.501800
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Midwest
Average Elevation: 1001.4 ft.
Area Code(s): 417

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