Carl Junction is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 7,445 at the 2010 census.
Carl Junction was laid out near a railroad junction by Charles Carl, who gave the town his last name. A post office called Carl Junction has been in operation since 1878.
Carl Junction has a recent history of violent tornadoes. The city was struck by an F3 tornado on May 4, 2003. On May 22, 2019, the city was hit with an EF3 tornado, causing damage to several buildings.
Carl Junction is located at 37°10′18″N 94°33′9″W (37.171804, -94.552557).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.61 square miles (14.53 km2), of which 5.48 square miles (14.19 km2) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) is water.
Carl Junction is approximately eight miles from Joplin.
Carl Junction is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,445 people, 2,616 households, and 2,061 families living in the city. The population density was 1,358.6 inhabitants per square mile (524.6/km2).