Joplin is located in the southwestern corner of Missouri. Although it is often believed to be named for the ragtime composer Scott Joplin, who lived in Sedalia, Missouri, Joplin is named for Reverend Harris Joplin, an early settler and the founder of the area's first Methodist congregation. Joplin was established in 1873 and expanded significantly from the wealth created by the mining of zinc; its growth faltered after World War II when the price of the mineral collapsed.
Situated on Route 66, Joplin has a rich selection of fun things to do and see. It is full of great museums, beautiful parks, family friendly activities, and amazing artists. Joplin is also a great place to live because it has one of the lowest costs of living in all of Missouri. To estimate the cost of living for Joplin, please utilize the cost of living calculator.
On top of all of that, it has a great school system that features an early childhood center, thirteen elementary schools, three newly constructed middle schools, a renovated high school, a technical center, and a state University. To learn more please visit Joplin Schools or Missouri Southern State University.
With a population of just over 50,150, it is the perfect place to work, live, and raise a family. To learn more about Joplin, Missouri, please visit the official website of Joplin Missouri.