About Joplin MO
Joplin, officially known as the City of Joplin is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Missouri. Joplin is the largest city in Jasper County, though it is not the county seat and is the 12th largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the city’s population was 50,150. The city covers an area of 35.68 square miles (92.41 km) on the outer edge of the Ozark Mountains. Joplin is the main hub of the three-county Joplin-Miami, Missouri-Oklahoma Metro area which is home to 209,192 people making it the 5th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Missouri.
Joplin is the center of what is regionally known as the Four State Area: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas. Joplin is located north of I-44, its passage to the west into Oklahoma. In recent years, the residential development of Joplin has spread north to about Webb City. The now-decommissioned U.S. Route 66 once passed through Joplin.
The city is drained by Joplin, Turkey, Silver and Shoal creeks.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.68 square miles (92.41 km), of which 35.56 square miles (92.10 km) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km) is water.
As of 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $30,555, and for a family was $38,888. Males had a median income of $28,569 versus $20,665 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,738. About 10.5% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2010, 50,150 people, 20,860 households, and 12,212 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,448.4 people per square mile (559.2/km²). The 23,322 housing units averaged 678.9 per square mile (262.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 43,954 White, 1,657 African American, 911 Native American, 801 Asian, 154 Pacific Islander, 875 from other races, and 1,798 from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2,241 of the population.
Of the 20,860 households, 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were not families; 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the city, the population was distributed as 24.21% under the age of 19, 9.4% from 20 to 24, 25.12% from 25 to 44, 22.16% from 45 to 64, and 13.18% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.4 males.
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Joplin Missouri neighborhoods include: 16th/Katherine, Airport Drive, Alta Hill, Apple Road, Arbor Hills, Carljunction, Cedar Ridge, Cleveland Ct, College View Dr, Deer Run, E 7th St, Eagles Country, East 15th Street, East 24th Street, Eastwood, Eddy, Forest Drive, Forest Ridge, Freeman Grove, Gabby St, Greenwood Valley, Hampshire, Heritage Acres, Hickory Hills, Hidden West Leawood, Idk Who Lives Here, Jaguar Road, Journey Church, Junge – Malang, Meadow Lane, Mid Town, Mohaska, North Blendville, Northbrook, North Heights, Northview Estates, Oak Pointe, Redings Mill, Royal Heights, Ruestman Acres, Shoal Creek, Southeast Joplin, Southern Duquesne, South Murphysburg, The Plaza, The Valley, Twin Hills Estate, W A St, Wildwood Ranch Estates, Wldwood/Highlnds/HdnHills, Wooldland Hills
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