Joplin, Missouri Population 2020

51,257

Joplin is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 51,257, it is the 12th largest city in Missouri and the 772nd largest city in the United States. Joplin is currently growing at a rate of 0.59% annually and its population has increased by 2.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 50,150 in 2010. Spanning over 38 miles, Joplin has a population density of 1,345 people per square mile.

The average household income in Joplin is $62,166 with a poverty rate of 18.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $784 per month, and the median house value is $123,700. The median age in Joplin is 36.7 years, 34.8 years for males, and 38.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males.

Joplin Demographics

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

  • White: 87.63%
  • Two or more races: 3.99%
  • Black or African American: 3.24%
  • Native American: 2.15%
  • Asian: 1.90%
  • Other race: 1.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Joplin, Missouri is 51,257, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 50,657.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 50,150.

Joplin, Missouri Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020180,0465720.32%
2019179,4745720.32%
2018178,9025720.32%
2017178,3309290.52%
2016177,4017020.40%
2015176,6998320.47%
2014175,8677280.41%
2013175,1397460.43%
2012174,3935650.32%
2011173,828-2,007-1.15%
2010175,8350.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White43,88087.63%
Two or More Races1,9993.99%
Black or African American1,6203.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0782.15%
Asian9491.90%
Some Other Race5091.02%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander380.08%

Joplin Population Pyramid 2020

Joplin Median Age

36.7


Total

34.8


Male

38.6


Female

Joplin Adults

There are 39,038 adults, (8,131 of whom are seniors) in Joplin.

Joplin Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Joplin Sex Ratio

Female

25,808

51.54%

Male

24,265

48.46%

Joplin Households and Families

Joplin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Joplin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77%23%
All57.8%42.2%
Male55.1%44.9%
Non Family44.9%55.1%
Female39.2%60.8%

57.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,2512.3857.8
Non Family8,9431.3344.9
Married8,2853.1177
Female2,1443.4539.2
Male8793.5555.1

3.08

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

7.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Joplin Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7792.32%
9th to 12th Grade2,5807.69%
High School Graduate10,58231.52%
Some College8,46225.21%
Associates Degree2,5767.67%
Bachelors Degree5,75917.15%
Graduate Degree2,8338.44%

Joplin Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,51626,8307,607
Hispanic1,136788180
Black963874173
Multiple Races905836266
Native American65349792
Asian523449234
Other Race26515968
Islander38

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 92.38%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.74%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,663$38,628$26,479
Less Than High School$24,272$23,050$25,428
High School Grad$26,802$35,552$21,943
Some College$30,067$40,290$25,009
Bachelors Degree$37,525$41,000$36,390
Graduate Degree$58,116$68,996$51,808

$31,663

Average Earnings

$38,628

Average Male

$26,479

Average Female

Joplin Language

Joplin Language by Age

Joplin Language

95.20% of Joplin residents speak only English, while 4.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.13% of the population.

Joplin Poverty

Joplin Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,6407,18317.67%
Hispanic2,34856424.02%
Multiple1,98440220.26%
Black1,40438127.14%
Asian92214415.62%
Native1,053837.88%
Other502336.57%

18.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.94%

Male Poverty Rate

19.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Joplin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Joplin is Black, with 27.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Joplin is Other, with 6.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.18%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.35%
High School17.14%
Some College11.12%
Bachelors or Greater9.29%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed47.80%
Female Unemployed35.67%
Female Employed11.13%
Male Employed7.98%

Joplin Income

Joplin Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,782$62,166
Families$56,807$77,989
Married Families$69,857$90,855
Non Families$31,013$39,707

Joplin Marital Status

Joplin Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Joplin Married by Age and Sex

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

Joplin Veterans

3,288

Number of Veterans

3,112

Male Veterans

176

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,127
Second Gulf War460
First Gulf War299
Korea238
World War II103
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74866
55 to 64727
75+692
35 to 54664
18 to 34339
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,0038.65%
Indian13916.61%
Black836.79%
2 or More252.07%
Asian202.84%
Other185.59%
Hispanic70.47%

$Joplin Veterans by Education

8.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Joplin Employment Status

63.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Joplin Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

56.09%

Born in Missouri

96.84%

Native Born

3.16%

Foreign Born

1.47%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.84% of Joplin residents were born in the United States, with 56.09% having been born in Missouri. 1.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202051,2573000.59%
201950,9573000.59%
201850,6571900.38%
201750,4673000.60%
201650,1674030.81%
201549,7643790.77%
201449,3855031.03%
201348,8824120.85%
201248,4701310.27%
201148,339-2,567-5.04%
201050,9065,4021.13%
200045,5044,5431.06%
199040,9611,8350.46%
198039,126-130-0.03%
197039,2562980.08%
196038,9582470.06%
195038,7111,5670.41%
194037,1443,6901.05%
193033,4543,5521.13%
192029,902-2,171-0.70%
191032,0736,0502.11%
190026,02316,08010.10%
18909,9432,9053.52%
18807,0380.00%