Joplin is located in southwest Missouri. Joplin is between the Jasper, Newton county. Joplin has 35.56 square miles of land area and 0.12 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Joplin population is 50,900, which has grown 11.86% since 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 7.74% and is about the same as the national average rate of 11.61%. Joplin median household income is $37,899 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 24.04% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 25.91% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Joplin median house value is $103,300 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 53.49% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 52.06% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Joplin is better than the state average in quality. The Joplin area code is 417.