Joplin is in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in Missouri, USA.
Joplin is the "hub" of the southwest corner of Missouri, southeast Kansas, and northeast Oklahoma. The population of Joplin proper is 45,504, but, with several "suburbs" around Joplin, the population of the Joplin metro area is near 100,000.
Officially, the "Joplin metropolitan area" (the 4th largest in Missouri) is Jasper and Newton Counties in Missouri. However, given its location at the confluence of three states, it is quite common for many people in More...