Joplin, Missouri, metropolitan area

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Joplin, Missouri
Joplin, MO, MSA
Map of Joplin, Missouri
CountryUnited States
State(s)Missouri, Oklahoma
Largest cityJoplin
Other cities - Carthage, Missouri
 - Miami, Oklahoma
 - Webb City, Missouri
 - Neosho, Missouri
 - Carl Junction, Missouri
 • Total1,753 sq mi (4,540 km2)
 (2015 Estimate)
 • Total209,192
 • Rank135th in the U.S.

The Joplin, Missouri, metropolitan statistical area (MSA), as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of Jasper and Newton counties in southwest Missouri, anchored by the city of Joplin. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 175,518, though as of the 2013 estimates, the population is 207,488.[1]

The Joplin–Miami, Missouri–Oklahoma, combined statistical area (CSA) includes the Miami, Oklahoma, micropolitan statistical area, corresponding to Ottawa County in extreme northeast Oklahoma.





Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2017209,8191.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

Communities are categorized based on their populations.

Anchor cities[edit]

Places with 5,000 to 20,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with 1,000 to 4,999 inhabitants[edit]

Places with 500 to 999 inhabitants[edit]

Places with less than 500 inhabitants[edit]

Unincorporated places[edit]

Ghost Towns[edit]


The Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan area is served by many different school districts such as the following:

  • Afton School District
  • Avilla School District
  • Carl Junction School District
  • Carthage School District
  • Commerce School District
  • Diamond School District
  • East Newton School District
  • Fairland School District
  • Jasper School District
  • Joplin School District
  • Miami School District
  • Neosho School District
  • Quapaw school District
  • Sarcoxie School District
  • Seneca School District
  • Webb City School District
  • Westview School District
  • Wyandotte School District

Demographics (previous Joplin Metropolitan Statistical Area)[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 175,518 people, 64,286 households, and 44,270 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 93.5% White, 1.5% African American, 1.6% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.45% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.2% of the population. For ever 100 females there are 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $37,158, and the median income for a family was $44,564. Males had a median income of $29,315 versus $20,883 for females.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.