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Overview

Introduction to Carl Junction, Missouri

Carl Junction, Missouri, in Jasper county, is located 69 miles W of Springfield, Missouri (center to center) and is 106 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is part of the Joplin metropolitan statistical area(MSA). Approximately 5,294 people reside in Carl Junction.

Carl Junction History

Carl Junction was formed along with many other towns as a way station for the new railroad spur lines that emerged in the area. The first train traveled through Carl Junction in 1879. In August 1892, the city attracted the nation's attention when the fossils of two infant and two adult elephants were found in the area.

Carl Junction and nearby Attractions

  • Center Creek Park
  • Memorial Park
  • Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum
  • Briarbrook Country Club and Golf Course

Things To Do In Carl Junction

Recreational facilities for swimming, picnicking and other activities are available at several local parks including the Four Seasons Park, Center Creek Park, and Memorial Park. A stroll by the Oscie Ora Acres Lake is enjoyable and refreshing. Carl Junction hosts events including the Bluegrass Festival and Crafts Fall Festival. Golf lovers can take advantage of the facilities offered by the Briarbrook Country Club and Golf Course. The city of Carl Junction also offers easy access to quite a few historical sites including the George Washington Carver National Monument.

Carl Junction Transportation

One can seek air transportation facilities at the Joplin Regional Airport.

Carl Junction Higher Education

The Missouri Southern State College, Pittsburg State University, Northwest Arkansas Community College, and Southwest Baptist University are close to Carl Junction.

People

Total Population 7,577
Male Share of the Population 45.5%
Female Share of the Population 54.5%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 3,596
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 64.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,236
% Above Poverty Level 89.2%
% Below Poverty Level 10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 15.9%
Median Gross Rent $796
Median House Value $130,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.9%
US/American 0%
English 12.6%
Irish 8.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Carl Junction Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles W of Springfield, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Jasper
Metro Area Joplin
Standard Zip Codes 64834
Phone Area Codes 417
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.176
Longitude -94.565

Carl Junction Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station JOPLIN RGNL AP
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Station MIAMI
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 45 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
Station LAMAR
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Carl Junction, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Smithfield (64834)

Stringtown (64834)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Asbury 171 $50,000
Carterville 1,795 $36,830
Joplin 51,042 $50,471

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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CARL JUNCTION HIGH
1 BULLDOG LN
417-649-7081
Serves 807 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

CARL JUNCTION SATELLITE
ALLEN & BROADWAY STS
417-627-1541
A Special Education School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 32 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.1

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