Joplin, MT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Joplin, Montana - Basic Facts

The Joplin Census Designated Place had a population of 160 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Joplin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Joplin, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 160
Daytime Population: Workers 15
Daytime Population: Residents 98
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 113
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 139
Population in Familes 114
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 127
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $45,869
Average Household Income $60,013
Per Capita Income $24,348


Total Housing Units 102 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $90,625
Average Home Value $126,000


Total Households 79
Average Household Size 1.76
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.26% 0.25%
Households 0.35% 0.25%
Families -0.27% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

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, 2017 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 # 272 26th
Population Density # 220 40th
Diversity Index # 345 6th
Median Household Income # 193 47th
Per Capita Income # 252 31st

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