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CJ-MoMapStrategic Location
Carl Junction is located in southwestern Jasper County, Missouri, and is contiguous with Joplin on the south and east. It is approximately 160 miles south of Kansas City, 295 miles southwest of St. Louis, 85 miles west of Springfield, and 5 miles east of the Kansas state line. (Map)

Housing Housing
New home construction in Carl Junction has shown dramatic growth over the past 20 years, attributable to such factors as its location within a vibrant metropolitan economic area, as well as the area's natural scenic beauty. Read More...

ParksParks & Recreation
The City of Carl Junction has six parks with baseball and soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, swimming pool, volleyball pit and multi-age playground equipment. Bulldog Youth Association offers football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, and wrestling programs. The parks are scattered throughout the city, making access to any of them easy for our residents. The city also maintains a swimming pool, along with an 18-hole semi-private golf course.  (Photos)


CofCChamber of Commerce
The City of Carl Junction and the Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce work as a partnership to assist, promote and support the local businesses to create a stronger economic base for our community.

Dedicated community involvement and genuine support are just a few of the reasons why our very own Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce is
the area's fastest growing Chamber.  (Website)

BusinessRealEstateBusiness Properties
To learn more about available commercial property in Carl Junction, visit this link from the Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce's website. (Website)

Joplin Regional AirportAirport
Located less than 5 miles away from Carl Junction, the Joplin Regional Airport serves the commercial, military, cargo, general aviation, and corporate aviation needs of southwestern Missouri. (Website)

Missouri Economic Development CouncilMEDC-250

Joplin Regional Partnership



Missouri Department of Economic DevelopmentMDED-250


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Population Breakdown:
Under 1831.4%
18 and Over68.6%
65 and over11.6%
Education (25 years/over):
GED or High School30.2%
Some College, no degree22.2%
Associates Degree6.0%
Bachelor's Degree22.1%
Graduate Degree12.1%
High School or Higher62.5%
Bachelor's of Higher34.1%
Housing Occupancy:
Total Housing Units2769
Occupied Housing Units2616
Owner Occupied2002
Renter Occupied614
Vacant Housing Inits153
*Us Census Bureau, 2010

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Motor Freight Carriers
The Joplin Metro area is serviced by over 50 different freight companies and many of them have terminal facilities available.
American FreightwaysAmericanFreightways
Beaver ExpressBeaverExpress
Cargo TransportersCargo Trans
Central TransportCentral
Old Dominion Frieght LineOldDominion
Roadway Express Inc.Roadway Express
Transport Distribution CompanyTDC
Tri-State Motor TransitTSMT
Yellow Freight SystemYRC
Kansas City Southern LinesKCSouthernLines
Daily Package Service
Joplin Regional AirportJRA-125
Mizzou AviationMizzouAviation
Alpha Air CenterAlpha Air
Greyhound Bus Lines
6601 E 7th - Joplin