Carl Junction, Missouri

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Carl Junction is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,294 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Carl Junction is located at 37°10′18″N 94°33′9″W / 37.17167°N 94.5525°W / 37.17167; -94.5525 (37.171804, -94.552557)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13.0 km²), of which, 4.9 square miles (12.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it is water. The total area is 2.79% water.

Carl Junction is approximately 8 miles from Joplin.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,294 people, 1,871 households, and 1,534 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,084.6 people per square mile (418.9/km²). There were 2,006 housing units at an average density of 411.0/sq mi (158.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.11% White, 0.43% African American, 1.27% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.1% Dutch, 0.2% Other from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.

There were 1,871 households out of which 45.5% had individuals under the age of 18, 70.0% were heterosexual married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,575, and the median income for a family was $47,723. Males had a median income of $32,583 versus $23,176 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,291. About 3.2% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, of those individuals below the poverty line, 41.8% were under 18 years of age and 10.4% were over 65 years of age.

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