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Welcome to Joplin ...

The city of Joplin is primarily located in Jasper County<1>. A portion of Joplin extends into Newton County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Joplin has a population of 50,925 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Joplin.

Joplin is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Joplin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Joplin is located in the (417) area code.

The ZIP codes for Joplin: 64801-64804<4>

Websites for Joplin ...

Official Website:   www.joplinmo.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.joplincc.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Joplin had an population of 50,925 people. This is an increase of 1.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Joplin had a population of 50,150 people (or 42.72% of the total population of Jasper County). This makes Joplin the county's most populous community.

The population of Joplin represents 0.84% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 50,150 people, the population of Joplin increased 10.21% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 45,504 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Joplin.

Adding Joplin to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Joplin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Joplin elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a William Bradley Map (1866).

We also found Joplin on a Rand McNally Map (1888).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Joplin on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Joplin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Joplin - they are located in Arkansas, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Joplin.

Communities near Joplin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Joplin.

  • Carthage [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Jasper County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Joplin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,746 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<6>
  • Neosho [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neosho
    • Neosho [Newton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Joplin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,054 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neosho
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neosho<6>
  • Baxter Springs [Cherokee County]
  • Columbus [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
    • Columbus [Cherokee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Joplin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,052 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Galena [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
      • Galena [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Joplin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,858 people
      • Former name for Galena:
      • Leedsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galena<6>
    • Oronogo [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oronogo
      • Oronogo [Jasper County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Joplin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,667 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oronogo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oronogo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oronogo<6>
    • Seneca [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca
      • Seneca [Newton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Joplin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seneca<6>
    • Granby [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granby
      • Granby [Newton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Joplin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granby<6>
    • Carterville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carterville
      • Carterville [Jasper County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Joplin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,968 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carterville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carterville<6>
    • Diamond [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
      • Diamond [Newton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Joplin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 910 people
      • Former names for Diamond:
      • Diamond Grove
      • Diamond Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamond<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Joplin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Joplin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Joplin. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Joplin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Joplin. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Joplin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Joplin ...

Looking for more information about Joplin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Joplin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Joplin.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Missouri

About Jasper County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Joplin: www.joplinmo.org/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Jasper, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Joplin.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Joplin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Joplin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Joplin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Joplin includes: 64801, 64802, 64803 & 64804.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Joplin) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Joplin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Joplin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Joplin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0841, Longitude: -94.5135    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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