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


-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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Quick Facts About Joplin

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Joplin's cost of living is 18.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Joplin's population is 51,818 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 26.51 percent.
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Joplin is $101,439. Home appreciation the last year has been 12.12 percent.
    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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re: I use to live in Joplin - 3/24/2009
I'm sorry you had such a bad experience, but that is not Joplin. I am a native, but have lived all over the world and Joplin is always nice to come back too. And for... (read more)
A realistic portray of Joplin/Webb City, MO
Pros: Low cost of living. You can find a very nice house for far below the national average. If you happen to land one of the few worthwhile jobs (see below) in the... (read more)
re: I use to live in Joplin - 3/24/2009
You know, i don't think that college helped a whole lot. your grammar sucks! Joplin isn't as bad as you make it out to be. It is considered part of the south, and... (read more)
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