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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Joplin is a town in Missouri with a population of 51,540. Joplin is in Jasper County. Living in Joplin offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Joplin there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Joplin and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Joplin are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$120,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$753
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Joplin Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    398.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    84
    40.7
  • Robbery
    116.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    929.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,567.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    618.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Joplin

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,063
National
$55,322
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My experience is great for being a small city in MO. I'm from St. Louis, MO and I can honestly say that moving from a big city to a little city is not that bad. It does take some used to getting too but after your first year you should hopefully be adjusted and etc. I love how Joplin is becoming a lot more diverse in the city limits and I like how Joplin is working on reconstructing a lot of the older buildings that exist!
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Joplin is a safe and friendly community. However, there are not many attractions or activities to do. There are parks and trails but none of them are prettier than the ones at Wildcat Park. Joplin has high drug activity but little violence. Joplin in conveniently located where two busy highways meet and has moderate historical significance. Downtown has many of its original buildings and speak easy's from the prohibition area. There are very many restaurants and churches. People do not come here for a successful business oriented lifestyle. The locals tend to be conservative and not progressive. I would not recommend Joplin to a friend.
There are both good and bad things about living in Joplin, Missouri. One of the advantages is the fact that there are two colleges in town, which have programs to help high schoolers prepare for college, and offer classes to high schoolers who want to get ahead on college credit. I also think that there are some cool stores here, my favorite being Joplin Avenue Coffee. Joplin is also a pretty cost effective place to live, as opposed to large cities. There are some disadvantages to living in Joplin. Firstly, Joplin is kind of a small town, so there isn't much to do at times. However, Joplin does have some really fun festivals during the more temperate months! But during the colder months, Joplin can get rather dull.