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-Cost of living
-Nearby mountains
-Small-town atmosphere

Cons

-Economy
-Entertainment
-Hot, humid summers


What Bert Has To Say About Joplin Metro Area


This old zinc mining and Route 66 town until recently had the lowest living and housing costs in the country. Reaching its heyday in the early 20th century, the city and area had a long period of decline. Led by some diversified manufacturing, including bedding manufacturer Leggett & Platt, and some trucking industries favoring the central U.S. location, the economy is improving.


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    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Joplin is 4.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Joplin jobs have Increased by 2.74 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Joplin's cost of living is 18.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Joplin's population is 51,818 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 26.51 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Joplin is $101,439. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.12%.
    SCHOOLS
    Joplin public schools spend $16,128 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.4 students per teacher in Joplin.

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  5/26/2015
climate

Joplin is inexpensive to live in however humidity is through the roof if you have a roof due to the threat of tornados here. Winters are mild but usually instead of... (Read More)

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  4/27/2013
Climate

Winter lasts about 4 months and is fairly cold. Mostly cloudy and dreary with very little if any snow. Spring lasts about 6 weeks and has plenty of rain. Summer lasts... (Read More)

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  1/31/2012
To those insisting Joplin's a great family place..

Really? With one sex offender for every 300... (Read More)

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