Joplin, MO

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Living in Joplin

Joplin is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 51,762 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Joplin is the 13th largest community in Missouri.

Unlike some cities, Joplin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Joplin are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Joplin is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Joplin who work in sales jobs (11.51%), office and administrative support (10.00%), and management occupations (9.44%).

Also of interest is that Joplin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Joplin spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.85 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The population of Joplin overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Joplin, 24.74% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Joplin in 2018 was $26,549, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,196 for a family of four. However, Joplin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Joplin is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Joplin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Joplin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Joplin include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and French.

The most common language spoken in Joplin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.