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Joplin, MO
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Joplin profile

Living in Joplin

Joplin is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 52,518 people and 18 associated neighborhoods, Joplin is the 13th largest community in Missouri.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.35% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 18.25 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Joplin is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.74% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Joplin in 2018 was $29,295, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,180 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.