Latest Data (2017)
Population 52,288
Nationwide Rank 738

Quick Facts

Joplin, Missouri is the 738th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Joplin, Missouri is a city.

Joplin, Missouri is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Joplin had its largest population ever.

Joplin, Missouri's growth is about average. 47% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Joplin, Missouri Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
728 Burlington, North Carolina 53,077 15.5%
729 Peabody, Massachusetts 52,987 9.5%
730 Milford, Connecticut 52,970 4.4%
731 Palm Desert, California 52,932 18.6%
732 Pinellas Park, Florida 52,854 12.0%
733 Perth Amboy, New Jersey 52,823 11.5%
734 Pensacola, Florida 52,590 -6.2%
735 Elkhart, Indiana 52,558 -0.1%
736 Glendora, California 52,445 5.9%
737 Apple Valley, Minnesota 52,435 14.1%
738 Joplin, Missouri 52,288 14.5%
739 Oak Park, Illinois 52,261 -0.4%
740 Placentia, California 52,157 11.7%
741 Edina, Minnesota 51,958 9.6%
742 La Crosse, Wisconsin 51,834 -0.2%
743 Kentwood, Michigan 51,747 13.9%
744 Aliso Viejo, California 51,671 29.1%
745 Burien, Washington 51,671 62.4%
746 Olympia, Washington 51,609 19.7%
747 Hoffman Estates, Illinois 51,567 3.7%
748 Apopka, Florida 51,564 85.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Missouri

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
318 Lee's Summit 97,290 37.0%
378 O'Fallon 87,597 72.0%
457 St. Joseph 76,442 3.1%
511 St. Charles 70,329 15.9%
659 St. Peters 57,178 11.0%
692 Blue Springs 54,945 13.3%
738 Joplin 52,288 14.5%
749 Florissant 51,443 -4.5%
816 Chesterfield 47,588 1.5%
888 Jefferson City 42,895 5.7%
974 Wentzville 39,414 427.8%
986 Cape Girardeau 39,151 10.3%
1083 Wildwood 35,501 7.3%
1110 University City 34,549 -8.3%
1206 Liberty 31,507 19.5%
1260 Ballwin 30,181 -3.5%
1296 Raytown 29,211 -3.4%
1357 Kirkwood 27,653 1.0%
1382 Gladstone 27,140 2.8%
1389 Maryland Heights 26,996 -0.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 52,288 738
2016 52,195 731
2015 51,818 731
2014 51,316 731
2013 50,789 726
2012 49,526 739
2011 50,475 713
2010 50,150 704
2009 50,208 705
2008 49,551 710
2007 48,878 709
2006 48,015 717
2005 47,234 717
2004 46,791 719
2003 46,497 715
2002 46,268 715
2001 45,858 710
2000 45,642 704
1990 41,508 652