Joplin, Missouri 

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Population

51,818

27% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$37,899

Avg. Home Price

$100,300

Best Places to Live in Joplin, Missouri

Small city - Southwest corner of Missouri, 6 miles from Kansas border
Pros
-Cost of living
-Nearby mountains
-Small-town atmosphere
Cons
-Economy
-Entertainment
-Hot, humid summers

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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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Missouri
County: Jasper County
Metro Area: Joplin Metro Area
City: Joplin
Zip Codes: 64804 64801
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 980 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Joplin is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Joplin jobs have increased by 2.74%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Joplin's cost of living is 18.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Joplin's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Joplin's population is 51,818 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 26.51%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Joplin is $100,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.34%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Joplin

It's a good time to buy in Joplin. Home Appreciation is up 5.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Joplin Real Estate.

The median home price in Joplin is $100,300. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Joplin   21 Reviews
climate - 5/26/2015
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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Climate - 4/27/2013
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

To those insisting Joplin's a great family place.. - 1/31/2012
Really? With one sex offender for every 300... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN JOPLIN, MISSOURI
64804 64801
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