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Joplin is a city in Jasper County. (The community straddles Jasper and Newton counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named after the Rev. Harris G. Joplin, who established a church here
The latitude of Joplin is 37.084N. The longitude is -94.513W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,004 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 46,373.
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19% of Joplin residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Joplin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Joplin was $17,738, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Joplin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Joplin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $359. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $649.
Libraries in Joplin include Joplin Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Joplin include Joplin Globe
TV stations in Joplin include KODE, KOZJ, KSNF.
Jasper County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Joplin political report.
The average commute time for Joplin workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 22 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Joplin between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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