Joplin Business Outlook
Joplin Business Outlook, launched by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, is an online business journal for the Joplin area business community.Read more...
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.