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Carl Junction, MO            

Carl Junction is located in southwestern Jasper County, Missouri.  The City 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, 12 miles west of Carthage, and 5 miles east of the Kansas state line.

Missouri Highways 171 and 43 serve Carl Junction.  In addition, the City is 13 miles north of Interstate 44 and 13 miles west of Interstate 49.  The Joplin Regional Airport, located three miles southeast of downtown provides commercial air service (AA) to the City.  

Carl Junction is a fourth-class municipality incorporated under Missouri law.  The City government is organized under a Mayor and eight-member City Council.  The Council is elected from four wards on an alternating basis.  The mayor is elected at-large for a two-year term.  Other municipal officials include the City Administrator, City Attorney, City Judge, City Prosecutor, City Collector, City Treasurer, City Clerk, and the administrative heads of the City departments. 


Carl Junction is a city of 6,483 located in western Jasper County, Missouri.  Carl Junction has experienced a 22% growth in population since 1990, one of the highest in Jasper County.  The City is contained within 4.5 square miles and has a per square mile density of 1,176.

Carl Junction was one of the fastest growing cities in Jasper County at the end of the 20th Century, and will probably continue that growth well into the 21st Century. 

City of Carl Junction