Joplin, Missouri Population 2023

52,245

Joplin is a city located in Jasper County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 52,245, it is the 13th largest city in Missouri and the 844th largest city in the United States.Joplin is currently growing at a rate of 0.31% annually and its population has increased by 0.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 51,762 in 2020. Spanning over 38 miles, Joplin has a population density of 1,371 people per square mile.

The average household income in Joplin is $64,113 with a poverty rate of 21.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Joplin is 36.6 years, 35 years for males, and 38.1 years for females.

Joplin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Joplin was:

  • White: 84.63%
  • Two or more races: 5.60%
  • Black or African American: 3.58%
  • Asian: 2.22%
  • Other race: 1.90%
  • Native American: 1.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.57%
The current population of Joplin, Missouri is 52,245 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 51,762.

Joplin, Missouri Population 2023

Joplin Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Joplin Population by Race

Joplin Population Pyramid 2023

Joplin Median Age

36.6

Total

35

Male

38.1

Female

Joplin Adults

There are 39,345 adults, (9,076 of whom are seniors) in Joplin.

Joplin Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Joplin Sex Ratio

Female25,72650.86%
Male24,85449.14%

Joplin Population by Age

Joplin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.99

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Joplin Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Joplin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Joplin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 82.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.74%.

Joplin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$31,655

Average Earnings

$38,049

Average Male

$27,146

Average Female

Joplin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Joplin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Joplin Language

93.44% of Joplin residents speak only English, while 6.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.64% of the population.

Joplin Language

Joplin Poverty by Race

rate

21.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.18%

Male Poverty Rate

18.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Joplin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Joplin is Black, with 38.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Joplin is Asian, with 2.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.88%.

Joplin Poverty

Joplin Poverty Rate by Education

Joplin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Joplin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Joplin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Joplin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Joplin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Joplin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Joplin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,279

Number of Veterans

3,029

Male Veterans

250

Female Veterans

Joplin Veterans by War

Joplin Veterans by Age

count

Joplin Veterans by Race

Joplin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Joplin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Joplin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Joplin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Joplin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

55.07%

Born in Joplin

93.48%

Native Born

4.23%

Foreign Born

2.06%

Non Citizen

2.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.48% of Joplin residents were born in the United States, with 55.07% having been born in Missouri. 2.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Joplin Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Joplin Population by Year