Joplin demographics profile

StatisticJoplinMissouriNational
Population51,2316,059,651318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,3948691
Median age36.538.337.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%57%55%
Speak English95%94%79%
Speak Spanish2%3%13%
Joplin, MO has a population of 51,231 and is the 794th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,394 per sq mi which is 1513% higher than the Missouri average and 1438% higher than the national average. The median age in Joplin is 37 which is approximately 5% lower than the Missouri average of 38. In Joplin, 53% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 95% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 57% of Joplin residents were born in Missouri, 39% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Joplin is 1513% higher than Missouri.
  • The median age in Joplin is 5% lower than Missouri.
  • In Joplin 88.07% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Joplin 3.82% of the population is African American.
  • In Joplin 1.78% of the population is Asian.

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Joplin population breakdown by race

RaceJoplinMissouriNational
Caucasian88.07%82.53%73.35%
African American3.82%11.58%12.63%
Asian1.78%1.78%5.22%
American Indian1.85%0.42%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.24%0.11%0.18%
Mixed race3.78%2.44%3.06%
Other race0.46%1.13%4.75%
In Joplin, 3.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Joplin, MO demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).