Neosho has the 2271st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Neosho is part of the Joplin metro area. Unemployment in the Joplin area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Joplin has the 250th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Neosho is below average at $36,250, and the median cost of a home in Neosho is $88,700, which is below the national average. 16% of workers in Neosho hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 79% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Neosho. 79% of Neosho workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Neosho spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.