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Joplin is a city in Jasper County. (The community straddles Jasper and Newton counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named after the Rev. Harris G. Joplin, who established a church here

The latitude of Joplin is 37.084N. The longitude is -94.513W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,004 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 46,373.


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Median household income
Local
$30,555
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Joplin demographic reports
Joplin is on Shoal Creek
Grew in the 19th century with mining of lead and zinc
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 191. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 4.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Langston Hughes, writer
· Dennis Weaver, actor
· Hale Irwin, golfer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Java Dave's, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Boomtown Days - June 1-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Joplin web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Joplin Historical & Mineral Museum, Tri-State Mineral Museum, Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Missouri Southern State University, Messenger College, Ozark Christian College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 72

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Joplin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jasper County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Joplin area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 64870 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Joplin residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Joplin ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Joplin was $17,738, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Joplin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Joplin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $359.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $649.


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Libraries in Joplin include Joplin Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Joplin include Joplin Globe

TV stations in Joplin include KODE, KOZJ, KSNF.

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Jasper County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Joplin political report.

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The average commute time for Joplin workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 22 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Joplin between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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