Joplin, MO

51,231 Population
36.8 square miles 1,393.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.8%
was 0.8%
 
Population Density
1,393.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
50.3%
was 50.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
2.9%
was 2.6%
 
Percent Under 18
21.5%
was 21.5%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.1%
was 15.5%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.2
was 4.1
Ranked 8th Lowest in MO
Percent Living in Poverty
18.5%
was 18.1%
 
Median Household Income
$39,370
was $38,169
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.8
47.3
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.8
was 2.0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
606.9
was 487.1
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
6,835
was 7,966.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
24,500
was 24,102
 
Median Rent
$716
was $699
 
Total Building Permits
295
was 147
 
Occupied Housing Units
21,101
was 20,930
 
Homeownership Rate
57.2%
was 56.9%
 
Single Family Building Permits
217
was 70
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
666.3
was 655.5
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
27.3%
was 26.0%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
78
was 77
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
12.1
was 6.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
5.8
was 2.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.3%
was 93.5%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
80.5%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.8%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
89.6%
was 88.2%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
25.2%
was 24.0%
 

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