Joplin, Missouri Population 2022

51,888
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Joplin is a city located in Jasper County Missouri. Joplin has a 2020 population of 51,888. Joplin is currently growing at a rate of 0.62% annually and its population has increased by 1.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 50,911 in 2010.

The average household income in Joplin is $64,113 with a poverty rate of 18.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $789 per month, and the median house value is $125,900. The median age in Joplin is 36.7 years, 35.1 years for males, and 38.4 years for females.

Joplin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Joplinwas:

  • White: 86.48%
  • Two or more races: 4.32%
  • Black or African American: 3.24%
  • Asian: 2.27%
  • Native American: 2.18%
  • Other race: 1.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Joplin, Missouri is 51,888 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 51,888.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 50,911.

Joplin, Missouri Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021181,4669510.52%
2020180,5159510.53%
2019179,5649510.53%
2018178,6133740.21%
2017178,2398420.47%
2016177,3977110.40%
2015176,6868170.46%
2014175,8697250.41%
2013175,1447370.42%
2012174,4075610.32%
2011173,846-1,987-1.14%
2010175,8330.00%

Joplin Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White43,57586.48%
Two or More Races2,1784.32%
Black or African American1,6353.24%
Asian1,1452.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0992.18%
Some Other Race7121.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander420.08%
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Joplin Population by Race

Joplin Population Pyramid $2022

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Joplin Median Age

36.7


Total

35.1


Male

38.4


Female

Joplin Adults

There are 39,082 adults, (8,308 of whom are seniors) in Joplin.

Joplin Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Joplin Sex Ratio

Female

25,605

50.82%

Male

24,781

49.18%

Joplin Population by Age

Joplin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Joplin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female33.6%66.4%
Non Family45.7%54.3%
Male50.6%49.4%
All57.7%42.3%
Married76.8%23.2%

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Joplin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,3692.3857.7
Non Family8,5571.3245.7
Married8,5543.1176.8
Female2,1343.2633.6
Male1,1243.2450.6

3.05

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Joplin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9412.79%
9th to 12th Grade2,5807.65%
High School Graduate10,28330.49%
Some College8,53125.29%
Associates Degree2,4627.30%
Bachelors Degree5,89317.47%
Graduate Degree3,0389.01%
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Joplin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Joplin Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White29,27526,4207,726
Hispanic1,195850198
2+ Races1,0871,016304
Black987880234
Native American672508111
Asian645599324
Other Race35325665
Islander32

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 93.47%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.23%.

Joplin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,875$38,186$27,776
Less Than 9th Grade$22,118$21,364$23,606
High School Graduate$27,419$36,831$21,479
Some College$31,236$38,978$26,650
Bachelors Degree$36,885$41,545$35,516
Graduate Degree$56,359$66,607$51,981

$31,875

Average Earnings

$38,186

Average Male

$27,776

Average Female

Joplin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Joplin Language by Age

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Joplin Language

93.91% of Joplin residents speak only English, while 6.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.59% of the population.

Joplin Language

Joplin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,5577,40018.25%
Hispanic2,45253121.66%
Black1,44338726.82%
Multiple2,16735016.15%
Native1,08212911.92%
Asian1,128585.14%
Other17NaN%

18.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.59%

Male Poverty Rate

18.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Joplin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Joplin is Black, with 26.82% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.45%.

Joplin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.72%
High School18.33%
Some College11.52%
Bachelors or Greater9.59%

Joplin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed47.03%
Female Unemployed40.00%
Female Employed10.43%
Male Employed8.24%

Joplin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Joplin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,449$64,113
Families$58,492$81,154
Married Families$70,750$96,617
Non Families$28,919$38,352
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Income by Household Type

Joplin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Joplin Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Joplin Marital Status

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3,140

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,018
Second Gulf War487
First Gulf War310
Korea187
World War II87

Joplin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74777
75+727
35 to 54686
55 to 64649
18 to 34301

Joplin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8898.40%
Native American12214.01%
Black786.38%
Other Race306.85%
Hispanic281.79%
2+ Races211.52%

Joplin Veterans by Race

Joplin Veterans by Education

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7.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Joplin Veterans by Education

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63.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Joplin Employment by Age

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Joplin Employment by Race

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Joplin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.46%

Born in Joplin

96.38%

Native Born

3.62%

Foreign Born

1.66%

Non Citizen

1.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.38% of Joplin residents were born in the United States, with 56.46% having been born in Missouri. 1.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Joplin Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202251,8883210.62%
202151,5673210.63%
202051,2463210.63%
201950,9253210.63%
201850,6041350.27%
201750,4692770.55%
201650,1924120.83%
201549,7803780.77%
201449,4025061.03%
201348,8964130.85%
201248,4831330.28%
201148,350-2,561-5.03%
201050,9115,4071.13%
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%

Joplin Population by Year