Joplin employment information

IndexJoplinMissouriNational
Income per capita$24,399$27,044$29,829
Median household income$39,370$49,593$55,322
Median income owner occupied$53,974$62,242$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,346$30,016$35,192
Median earnings male$30,246$34,901$36,919
Median earnings female$20,583$24,771$26,250
Unemployment rate4.9%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level18.5%15.3%15.1%
The Joplin, MO employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Joplin is $24,399, which is 10% lower than than the Missouri average and 18% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $39,370, which is 21% lower than than the Missouri average and 29% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Joplin is 5%, which is 5% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Joplin is 19% which is 23% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$26,244$39,370$78,740
City
$33,058$49,593$99,186
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Joplin is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Joplin is 29% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Joplin is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Joplin is 23% higher than the national average.

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Joplin employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.3%0.5%
Manufacturing sector18.6%1.0%
Financial & insurance services2.7%4.2%
Wholesale & retail services18.8%16.8%
Public administration2.6%1.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.8%2.4%
Education, health & social services15.7%34.1%
Other23.9%28.8%

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Carl Junction, MO7,634$64,55817%
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Joplin, MO51,231$39,37029%

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Irondequoit, NY51,135$55,3030%
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Joplin, MO51,231$39,37029%
Source: The Joplin, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).