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Joplin, Montana
Location within Liberty County and Montana
Location within Liberty County and Montana
Country United States
State Montana
County Liberty
 • Total 1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)
 • Land 1.26 sq mi (3.27 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
3,323 ft (1,013 m)
 • Total 157
 • Density 124/sq mi (48.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code 406
FIPS code 30-39775
GNIS ID 772901

Joplin is a unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Liberty County, Montana, United States. The population was 157 at the 2010 census.


Joplin is located at 48°33′37″N 110°46′13″W / 48.56028°N 110.77028°W / 48.56028; -110.77028 (48.560363, -110.770255).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (2.33%) is water.


For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined this community as a census-designated place (CDP).

As of the census of 2000, there were 210 people, 91 households, and 66 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 166.6 people per square mile (64.4/km2). There were 105 housing units at an average density of 83.3 per square mile (32.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.52% White, 0.48% from other races. Hispanic, or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 91 households, out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31, and the average family size was 2.70.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 22.4% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $38,281, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,014. About 4.6% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of 18 and 5.6% of those 65 or over.


The former Joplin School was closed in 2005 when the consolidated Chester-Joplin-Inverness public school district was formed. The school district serves students from Kindergarten to 12th grade.

Joplin Schools consolidated with Inverness, MT in the early 1980s to form J-I school before it consolidated with the Chester School District. The 1974 graduating class was 18 students.

Notable people

  • Joseph E. Rehal - founder of Joplin, Montana
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