Joplin is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 50,925 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Joplin is the 13th largest community in Missouri.
Joplin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Joplin is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Joplin who work in sales jobs (11.66%), office and administrative support (11.09%), and management occupations (8.95%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.49 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, Joplin is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.48% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Joplin in 2018 was $26,448, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,792 for a family of four. However, Joplin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Joplin is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Joplin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Joplin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Joplin include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Joplin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.