Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA)

Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA)

Our Metropolitan Statistical Area is comprised of a seven-county, tri-state megaregion inclusive of Joplin, MO, Miami, OK, and Pittsburg, KS MSAs.

The total regional population is 253,894. The average wage is $53,800. As of 2022, the population increased by 2.1% since 2017, growing by 5,226. Population is expected to increase by 3.1% between 2022 and 2027, adding 7,844.

16.3% of the MOKAN MSA Regions' residents possess a Bachelor's Degree and 8.3% hold an Associate's Degree, while 23.2% have earned some college credit.

Our workforce is strong and well trained in a variety of skilled occupations spanning several industries.,

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