Joplin, MT Profile: Facts & Data


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Joplin, Montana - Basic Facts

The Joplin Census Designated Place had a population of 159 as of July 1, 2018. Joplin ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Joplin is located at latitude 48.5594 and longitude -110.7729 in Liberty County. The formal boundaries for the Joplin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Liberty County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,323 feet.

The Joplin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408452) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Joplin Census Designated Place is located within Joplin Division of Liberty County.

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Joplin, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 159
Population in Households 139
Population in Familes 113
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 126
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $44,503
Average Household Income $59,315
Per Capita Income $24,238


Total Housing Units 102 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (23.5%)
Median Home Value $101,563
Average Home Value $150,000


Total Households 78
Average Household Size 1.78
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.15% 0.37%
Households 0.16% 0.51%
Families -0.24% 0.4%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Joplin, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Joplin to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 275 25th
Population Density # 220 40th
Diversity Index # 352 4th
Median Household Income # 218 40th
Per Capita Income # 261 29th

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