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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 250,695. The average wage is $49,000. As of 2021, the population increased by 1.2% since 2015, growing by 3,008. Population is expected to increase by 1.8% between 2020 and 2025, adding 4,477.
15.6% of the MOKAN MSA Regions' residents possess a Bachelor's Degree and 8.1% 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.