Joplin, MO Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 21,362 housing units in Joplin. This represents a 10.3% growth from 19,367 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 21,164 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 198 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Joplin is about 57.6%. Joplin's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 10.3%. Average household size is 2.28 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Joplin were built after 1965.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.40%
One Bedroom14.10%
Two Bedrooms37.60%
Three Bedrooms36.50%
Four Bedrooms7.70%
Five Bedrooms or more1.70%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.36
Median year structure was built1962
Median Value of occupied units$67,300
Median Price asked for vacant units$52,800

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.17
Median year structure was built1968
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$355

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage3.30%
Home Equity Loan4.40%
Simple Mortgage51.70%
Debt Free40.50%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs14.5%