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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).

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,634
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens11.9%
Employed Population 16+3,491
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married63.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.1%
Median Earnings25+$41,964
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,472
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,205

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,125
% Above Poverty Level92.5%
% Below Poverty Level7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone15.1%
Median Gross Rent$864
Median House Value$130,400

Ancestry

German29.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.7%
English14.9%
Irish11.1%
French Except Basque2.8%
Italian2%
Swedish1.7%
Scottish1.6%
Polish1.2%
Welsh0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
African0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Turkish0.5%
Danishn0.5%
West Indian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Czech0.1%
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Carl Junction Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jasper County
Standard Zip Codes64834
Phone Area Codes417
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.16
Approximate Longitude-94.54

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)

StationJOPLIN RGNL AP
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 71 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationMIAMI
Distance26.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 45 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip43.8 inches
StationLAMAR
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Asbury182$49,375
Carterville1,761$41,750
Joplin51,231$52,248
Oronogo2,605$64,500
Redings Mill152$46,250
Webb City11,052$54,768

Carl Junction Public Schools

Carl Junction High School
206 S Roney
ZIP: 64834
(417) 649-7081
High
Total Enrollment 1012
Carl Junction Intermediate
206 S Roney
ZIP: 64834
(417) 649-5760
Middle
Total Enrollment 772
Carl Junction Jr. High
206 S Roney
ZIP: 64834
(417) 649-7246
Middle
Total Enrollment 522
Carl Junction Primary 2-3
206 S Roney
ZIP: 64834
(417) 649-7034
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Carl Junction Primary K-1
206 S Roney
ZIP: 64834
(417) 649-7045
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Carl Junction Satellite School
206 S Roney
ZIP: 64834
(417) 347-7895
Other
Total Enrollment 26
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