Joplin, Missouri Houses for Sale

Joplin is located in the southwestern part of the state of Missouri and is a city in Jasper and Newton counties that is a part of the Ozark region. The town sits adjacent to Webb City, which is near Kansas and Oklahoma. The area where the present-day Joplin stands were settled around the 1840s by John Cox, who came from Tennessee and named the area Joplin after his friend Reverend Harris Joplin who was a Methodist missionary and is one of the early settlers. The discovery of lead and zinc ores in the middle of the 1800s in the area brought prosperity and development, and Joplin was then merged with Murphysburg in 1873. However, the mining boom started to collapse in the 1930s. Yet, other economic industries were developed.

Joplin, MO Prices for Houses for Sale

286,272 +18%
203,450 +45%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Joplin Homes for Purchase

168 +8%
188 +3%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

32 -4%

Crime & Safety

Total Arrests 911 (2020)
Total Incidents 6,149 (2020)
CrimeScore 72.72  
National Rank 4531st  
Statewide Rank 168th  

Local Statistics

Population 50,956 (0.00%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,855 (10.09%)

Criminal Offenses

Arson 30
Assault Offenses 1,205
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 387
Counterfeiting/Forgery 268
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 659
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 819
Fraud Offenses 124
Gambling Offenses 2
Homicide Offenses 6
Kidnapping/Abduction 19
Larceny/Theft Offenses 2,560
Motor Vehicle Theft 364
Pornography/Obscene Material 9
Robbery 67
Sex Offenses 77
Sex Offenses, Non-forcible 11
Stolen Property Offenses 125
Weapon Law Violations 124

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