Stella is a village in Newton County, Missouri, United States. The population was 178 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town. It is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Stella is located at 36°45′46″N 94°11′23″W / 36.76278°N 94.18972°W / 36.76278; -94.18972 (36.762824, -94.189814).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.