Tri-State Region Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

Tri-State Region Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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

The total regional population is 305,481. The average wage is $48,900. As of 2020 the population increased by 0.9% since 2015, growing by 2,751. Population is expected to increase by 1.7% between 2020 and 2025, adding 5,326.

Due to lower costs-of-living and doing business here, this region has a high population of veterans and retirees, and a growing racial diversity and population of millennials.

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