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Joplin, Missouri metropolitan area

Joplin-Miami, MO-OK Metropolitan area

Common name: Joplin, Missouri
Largest city Joplin
Other cities  - Carthage
 - Miami
 - Webb City
 - Neosho
 - Carl Junction
Population  Ranked 135th in the U.S.
 – Total 206,563 (2012 Estimate)
Area sq. mi.
Country  USA
State(s)  Missouri, Oklahoma
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The Joplin-Miami, MO-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area now consisting of three counties – Jasper and Newton counties – in southwest Missouri and Ottawa County, OK – in extreme northeast Oklahoma, all anchored by the city of Joplin. The addition of Ottawa County was officially added to the Joplin Metropolitan area in April of 2013. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 175,518, though as of the 2012 estimates, the population is 206,563.[1]



Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census

Communities are categorized based on their populations.

Anchor cities

  • Joplin (Principal city) Population: 49,526
  • Miami (Principal city) Pop: 13,737

Places with 5,000 to 20,000 inhabitants

Places with 1,000 to 4,999 inhabitants

Places with 500 to 999 inhabitants

Places with less than 500 inhabitants

Unincorporated places

Ghost Towns


The Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan area is served by many different school districts such as the following:

  • Joplin School District
  • Carthage School District
  • Miami, OK School District
  • Webb City School District
  • Carl Junction School District
  • Sarcoxie School District
  • Neosho School District
  • Seneca School District
  • Jasper School District
  • Westview School District
  • Avilla School District
  • East Newton School District
  • Diamond School District

Demographics (Previous Joplin Metropolitan Statistical Area)

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 175,518 people, 64,286 households, and 44,270 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 93.5% White, 1.5% African American, 1.6% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.45% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.2% of the population. For ever 100 females there are 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $37,158, and the median income for a family was $44,564. Males had a median income of $29,315 versus $20,883 for females.

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