Joplin, Missouri

Joplin: The most populous city in Jasper County, Missouri. It is located on the Joplin Creek in southwestern Missouri. Joplin is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Joplin Museum of Art and the Joplin Little Theatre.


Joplin is a city located in the county of Jasper in the U.S. state of Missouri. Its population at the 2010 census was 50,150 and a population density of 525 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 50,956 inhabitants.

The city was created 150 years ago in 1872.

Joplin locator map
Location of Joplin on Missouri map.

Quick Facts about Joplin

Population : 50,956 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Missouri (United States)
County : Jasper County
Postal code : 64801–64804
Phone Area Codes : 417
Area : 95.56 km2
Altitude : 1,004 feet / 306 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1873 (150 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 11:49:53 (29th November 2023)
Density : 533 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.58% (2010-2020)
Weather : 57℉ Mostly Sunny 7-days weather
DowntownJoplinMo image
DowntownJoplinMo image


Joplin is located at 37°5'3"N 94°30'48"W (37.0842300, -94.5132800).

Joplin map


Joplin forecast: Mostly sunny. High near 57, with temperatures falling to around 53 in the afternoon. Southwest wind 8 to 12 mph. more


The population of Joplin increased by 1.58% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 50,150 - census
2011 48,350 -3.72% estimation process
2012 48,483 0.27% estimation process
2013 48,896 0.84% estimation process
2014 49,402 1.02% estimation process
2015 49,780 0.76% estimation process
2016 50,192 0.82% estimation process
2017 50,469 0.55% estimation process
2018 50,604 0.27% estimation process
2019 50,925 0.63% estimation process
2020 50,956 0.06% estimation process

Joplin zip code is 64801. County name: Jasper, County fips: 29097

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People born in Joplin (79)

People born in Joplin, including racecar driver Travis Webb, writer and social activist Langston Hughes, US journalist Jane Grant, .


  • Mel Purcell (US tennis player) he was born in 18/07/1959
  • Glen Glenn (American musician) he was born in 24/10/1934
  • Dennis Weaver (American actor (1924-2006)) he was born in 04/06/1924
  • Robert Cummings (American film and television actor) he was born in 09/06/1908
  • Percy Wenrich (American composer) he was born in 23/01/1887
  • Scott Elbert (American baseball player) he was born in 13/08/1985
  • Billy Cook (American mass murderer) he was born in 23/12/1928
  • Mrs. Miller (American singer) she was born in 05/10/1907
  • Carl Pomerance (American mathematician) he was born in 24/11/1944
  • Jamie McMurray (American racing driver) he was born in 03/06/1976
  • Charles McPherson (American jazz alto saxophonist) he was born in 24/07/1939
  • Hale Irwin (American golfer) he was born in 03/06/1945
  • Jack Jewsbury (American soccer player) he was born in 13/04/1981
  • John Conover Nichols (politician and lawyer (1896-1945)) he was born in 31/08/1896
  • Mike Caro (American poker player) he was born in 16/05/1944
  • Robert R. Casey (Texas politician) he was born in 27/07/1915
  • Roger Garrison (American economist) he was born in 01/01/1944
  • Pauline Starke (American actress (1901-1977)) she was born in 10/01/1901

Schools in Joplin

College & universities near Joplin, MO

Code Name City ZIP
409120 Franklin Technology Center Adult Education Joplin (MO) 64801
419280 New Dimensions School of Hair Design Joplin (MO) 64801-5017
178679 Ozark Christian College Joplin (MO) 64801
490601 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences-Joplin Joplin (MO) 64804-1598
178341 Missouri Southern State University Joplin (MO) 64801-1595

Post offices near Joplin

Post Office Name City ZIP
Joplin Post Office Joplin (MO) 64801
Joplin Station A Post Office Joplin (MO) 64804
Saginaw Post Office Saginaw (MO) 64864
Webb City Post Office Webb City (MO) 64870
Duenweg Post Office Duenweg (MO) 64841

Other cities in Jasper County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Jasper County , MO. (more)

City Name Population Title
Carthage 14,732 City in Missouri
Webb City 12,134 City in Missouri
Carl Junction 8,430 City in Jasper County, Missouri, United States
Oronogo 2,666 City in Jasper County, Missoury
Carterville 1,965 City in Jasper County, Missouri, United States of America
Duquesne 1,689 City in Jasper County, Missouri, United States of America
Sarcoxie 1,549 City in Jasper County, Missouri, United States
Duenweg 1,371 City in Jasper County, Missouri, United States
Jasper 966 City in Missouri, United States
Airport Drive 862 City in Jasper County, Missouri, United States of America
Alba 537 City in Jasper County, Missouri, United States
Purcell 424 City in Missouri
Carytown 283 Village in the United States
Fidelity 268 Village in the United States
Asbury 215 City in Jasper County, Missouri, United States
Neck City 195 City in Jasper County, Missouri, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Joplin distances to largest Missouri cities