St. Joseph, Michigan

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Population in 2014: 8,325 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 
Males: 4,109  (49.4%)
Females: 4,216  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  43.9 years
Michigan median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 49085.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,330 (it was $37,032 in 2000)
St. Joseph:

$52,330
MI:

$48,273

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $36,072 (it was $24,949 in 2000)

St. Joseph city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $145,188 (it was $102,000 in 2000)
St. Joseph:

$145,188
MI:

$117,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $181,358; Detached houses: $190,641; Townhouses or other attached units: $147,026; In 2-unit structures: $150,551; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $93,044; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $293,838; Mobile homes: $34,378

Median gross rent in 2013: $693.

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  • Races in St. Joseph, MI (2013)

    St. Joseph races chart
    • 7,49590.5%White alone
    • 3574.3%Black alone
    • 2132.6%Two or more races
    • 1541.9%Asian alone
    • 460.6%Hispanic
    • 190.2%Other race alone
    • 60.07%American Indian alone

Races in St. Joseph detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in St. Joseph: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.6%), Irish (10.6%), English (7.9%), Dutch (6.5%), United States (4.6%), Polish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 3.43 square miles.

Population density: 2,426 people per square mile   (low).

St. Joseph,MI real estate house value index trend

St. Joseph, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in St. Joseph:

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in St. Joseph city:

  • Never married: 36.0%
  • Now married: 39.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

472 residents are foreign born (2.4% Europe, 2.0% Asia, 0.6% Oceania).

This city:

5.7%
Michigan:

6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,494 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,663 (1.6%)

St. Joseph satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South Bend, IN (31.7 miles , pop. 107,789).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (64.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fair Plain, MI (1.3 miles ), Benton Harbor, MI (1.4 miles ), Shoreham, MI (1.7 miles ), Benton Heights, MI (1.9 miles ), Stevensville, MI (2.5 miles ), Baroda, MI (3.1 miles ), Lake Michigan Beach, MI (3.2 miles ), Coloma, MI (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $185,500
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $296,700
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $207,900
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $208,300
  • 2003: 37 buildings, average cost: $208,300
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $429,300
  • 2005: 24 buildings, average cost: $429,300
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $253,400
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $286,100
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $338,400
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $225,100
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $513,800
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $340,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $544,800
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $376,600
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $792,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.10 N, Longitude: 86.48 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,635 (+68.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,589 (36.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 269

St. Joseph household income distribution St. Joseph home values distribution

Crime rates in St. Joseph by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2014
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2224443153
per 100,000 22.523.023.045.946.246.535.511.959.836.4
Robberies 0123234224
per 100,000 0.011.523.034.523.134.947.323.723.948.5
Assaults 96028731818137
per 100,000 101.369.10.0321.580.9360.594.6213.7155.584.9
Burglaries 38382048415530553724
per 100,000 427.5437.5230.3551.2473.8639.5354.9653.0442.6291.0
Thefts 264237235377323218272250262201
per 100,000 2,970.32,728.82,706.14,329.43,732.82,534.93,217.82,968.13,134.32,437.2
Auto thefts 736111127126
per 100,000 78.834.569.1126.3127.123.382.811.923.972.8
Arson 4415301302
per 100,000 45.046.111.557.434.70.011.835.60.024.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.8) 175.2161.6140.7302.1229.1242.8201.0203.7221.6167.1

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in St. Joseph detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 19 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Michigan average:

1.72
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -481 (-5.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in St. Joseph: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in St. Joseph, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

St. Joseph, Michigan average temperatures St. Joseph, Michigan average precipitation St. Joseph, Michigan humidity St. Joseph, Michigan wind speed St. Joseph, Michigan snowfall St. Joseph, Michigan sunshine St. Joseph, Michigan clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

St. Joseph-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.8 miles away from the St. Joseph city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/13/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the city center injured 15 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Joseph-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 262.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 238.3 miles away from St. Joseph center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 154.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 300.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 276.4 miles away from St. Joseph center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 316.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Berrien County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
St. Joseph topographic map

Birthplace of: Fred Upton - Politician, Amy Robach - Television reporter, Edward I. Schalon - Corporate executive, Kate Upton - Female model, Dave Machemer - Baseball player, Susan Williams Gifford - Politician, Art Buss - Football player, Karen Ziemba - Actor, Rob Fredrickson - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near St. Joseph:

  • LAKELAND HOSPITAL, ST JOSEPH Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; ST JOSEPH, MI)
  • HAPPY HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; SAINT JOE, MI)
  • AVONDALE HOME CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; SAINT JOE, MI)
  • ORCHARD GROVE EXTENDED CARE CE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BENTON HARBOR, MI)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS AT LAKELAND - ROYALTON (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; SAINT JOSEPH, MI)
  • COVENTRY HOUSE INN (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ST JOSEPH, MI)
  • LAKELAND HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; BENTON HARBOR, MI)

Amtrak station:

ST. JOSEPH/BENTON HARBOR (410 VINE ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near St. Joseph:

  • 12 miles: Donald C. Cook 1 and 2 in Bridgman, MI.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to St. Joseph:

  • Lake Michigan College (about 5 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • Andrews University (about 12 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 31 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 33 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 42 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 43 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Western Michigan University (about 47 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)

Public high schools in St. Joseph:

Private high schools in St. Joseph:

  • LAKE MICHIGAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS (Students: 544, Location: 915 PLEASANT ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • MICHIGAN LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 119, Location: 615 E MARQUETTE WOODS RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in St. Joseph:

  • UPTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 644, Location: 800 MAIDEN LN, Grades: 6-8)
  • CLARKE SCHOOL (Students: 456, Location: 515 EAST GLENLORD RD, Grades: KG-5)
  • BROWN SCHOOL (Students: 315, Location: 2027 BROWN SCHOOL ROAD, Grades: PK-5)
  • LINCOLN SCHOOL (Location: 1102 ORCHARD AVE, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle school in St. Joseph:

  • GRACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 118, Location: 404 E GLENLORD RD, Grades: PK-8)
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Notable locations in St. Joseph: Speidel Marina (A), City of Benton Harbor Waterworks (B), Wolfs Island Marina (C), West Basin Marina (D), Saint Joseph Station (E), Berrien County Courthouse (F), Saint Joseph City Library (G), Curious Kids' Museum (H), Heritage Museum and Cultural Center (I), Saint Joseph City Fire Department (J), Saint Joseph Police Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in St. Joseph include: First United Methodist Church (A), First Church of God-Anderson (B), First Congregational United Church (C), Niles Avenue Baptist Church (D), Saint Peter's Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Saron Lutheran Church (G), Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (H), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lakeview Cemetery (1), Resurrection Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Hickory Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in St. Joseph include: Tiscornia Park (1), Saint Joseph City Park (2), Point Park (3), Milton Park (4), Botham Park (5), Whittlesey Park (6), Dickenson Park (7), Old Saint Joseph Neighborhood Historical Marker (8), Fort Miami Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Berrien County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 44.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.99
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.9%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.6% for Black residents, 25.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 11.4% for other race residents, 10.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  49.4%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in St. Joseph in 2010:

  • 410 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 209 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in St. Joseph in 2000:

  • 383 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 103 people in nursing homes
  • 91 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents

St. Joseph, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in St. Joseph (2011 data):

  • Chemical Bank: St Joseph-Cleveland Avenue Branch, St Joseph-Courtplace Branch, St Joseph-Main Street Auto Branch, St Joseph-Southtown Auto Bank. Info updated 2010/07/30: Bank assets: $5,331.9 mil, Deposits: $4,367.1 mil, headquarters in Midland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 146 total offices, Holding Company: Chemical Financial Corporation
  • 1st Source Bank: St Joseph Downtown Branch at 715 Ship Street, branch established on 1988/11/14; St Joseph Hilltop Branch at 1600 Hilltop Road, branch established on 1997/08/05. Info updated 2008/06/16: Bank assets: $4,361.6 mil, Deposits: $3,520.6 mil, headquarters in South Bend, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Source Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: St. Joseph Branch at 3125 Cleveland, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: St. Joseph South Branch at 2915 South State Street, branch established on 1963/11/04. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Michigan average:

11.0

St. Joseph travel time to work - commute St. Joseph mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for St. Joseph city (based on Berrien County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,679141
Catholic17,23111
Mainline Protestant10,53852
Black Protestant6,43721
Other4,72720
Orthodox1001
None83,101-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 41
Berrien County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
Berrien County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Berrien County:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 155
Here:

9.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Berrien County:

29.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.9%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
St. Joseph:

55.2%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

54.0%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.2
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.4%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
St. Joseph:

10.5%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.3%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
St. Joseph:

61.0%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.9%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of St. Joseph, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 19$73,996$46,7340$0
Other Government Administration 6$24,591$49,1821$1,202
Financial Administration 6$18,046$36,0920$0
Natural Resources 3$9,173$36,6920$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$10,045$40,1800$0
Sewerage 3$9,638$38,5520$0
Solid Waste Management 3$7,257$29,0280$0
Parks and Recreation 7$17,998$30,85412$4,494
Water Supply 16$48,354$36,2660$0
Other and Unallocable 9$26,958$35,9443$2,438
Local Libraries 7$14,139$24,23815$8,827
Streets and Highways 12$34,078$34,0781$496
Firefighters 13$51,303$47,3570$0
Police - Other 6$14,801$29,6024$1,417
Totals for Government 113$360,375$38,27036$18,874

St. Joseph government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,137,000 ($256.70)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,674,000 ($321.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,864,000 ($223.90)
    Police Protection: $1,783,000 ($214.17)
    Regular Highways: $1,320,000 ($158.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,060,000 ($127.33)
    Sewerage: $1,036,000 ($124.44)
    General - Other: $867,000 ($104.14)
    Libraries: $704,000 ($84.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $580,000 ($69.67)
    Central Staff Services: $361,000 ($43.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $308,000 ($37.00)
    Financial Administration: $262,000 ($31.47)
    General Public Buildings: $191,000 ($22.94)
    Health - Other: $51,000 ($6.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,475,000 ($297.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $82,000 ($9.85)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($1.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,244,000 ($629.91)

St. Joseph government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,280,000 ($153.75)
    All Other: $930,000 ($111.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $537,000 ($64.50)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $179,000 ($21.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,398,000 ($288.05)
    Fines and Forfeits: $383,000 ($46.01)
    General Revenue, NEC: $206,000 ($24.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,419,000 ($410.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,065,000 ($127.93)
    General Local Government Support: $991,000 ($119.04)
    All Other: $593,000 ($71.23)
  • Tax - Property: $5,788,000 ($695.26)
    Other License: $374,000 ($44.92)

St. Joseph government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $52,395,000 ($6293.69)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $49,885,000 ($5992.19)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,480,000 ($1138.74)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,997,000 ($1080.72)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,510,000 ($301.50)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $483,000 ($58.02)

St. Joseph government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,678,000 ($1042.40)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $51,273,000 ($6158.92)

4.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Michigan average:

5.09%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($267 average AGI)
Berrien County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Joseph County, IN  0.40% ($33,983 average AGI)
from Van Buren County, MI  0.36% ($25,888)
from Cass County, MI  0.35% ($26,766)


5.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($320 average AGI)
Berrien County:

0.07%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.44% ($30,228 average AGI)
to Van Buren County, MI  0.39% ($25,451)
to Cass County, MI  0.34% ($30,761)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Joseph:

  • WHFB (1060 AM; 5 kW; BENTON HARBOR-ST. JO, MI; Owner: WHFB B/CST ASSOCIATES LTD PARTNERSHP)
  • WSJM (1400 AM; 1 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Joseph:

  • WHFB-FM (99.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WHFB BROADCAST ASSOCIATES L P)
  • WIRX (107.1 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WCNF (94.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WYTZ (97.5 FM; BRIDGMAN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • W210BB (89.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WAUS (90.7 FM; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: ANDREWS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W216BX (91.1 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WCSY-FM (98.3 FM; SOUTH HAVEN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WSMK (99.1 FM; BUCHANAN, MI; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WZBL (103.7 FM; HARTFORD, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WWLV (102.3 FM; NEW CARLISLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WDOW-FM (92.1 FM; DOWAGIAC, MI; Owner: JASON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around St. Joseph:

  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYGN-LP (Channel 12; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
St. Joseph fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of St. Joseph fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 122m400ftTotal length
  • $327,000Total costs
  • 102,896Total average daily traffic
  • 8,008Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for St. Joseph, MI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in St. Joseph)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Lat: 42.102778 Lon: -86.474722, Call Sign: WQBX923
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.337 MHz, 451.412 MHz, 452.650 MHz, 461.525 MHzGrant Date: 01/04/2005, Expiration Date: 01/04/2015, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2015, Certifier: Wayne PrescottRegistrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 919 Port Street (Lat: 42.110139 Lon: -86.476222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WQLY259
    Assigned Frequencies: 868.700 MHz, 867.387 MHz, 867.600 MHz, 866.387 MHz, 866.887 MHz, 851.387 MHz, 851.887 MHz, 852.387 MHz, 852.600 MHz, 852.687 MHz, 853.700 MHzGrant Date: 10/23/2013, Expiration Date: 04/21/2014, Cancellation Date: 03/03/2014, Certifier: Mark E SandbergRegistrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:
  • Lat: 42.110722 Lon: -86.481861, Call Sign: WQNN568
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.312 MHz, 451.387 MHz, 451.487 MHz, 451.537 MHz, 452.412 MHz, 452.862 MHzGrant Date: 03/31/2011, Expiration Date: 03/31/2021, Certifier: Andy ZacharyRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • 919 Port Street (Lat: 42.110139 Lon: -86.476222), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WQSX884
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.387 MHz, 851.887 MHz, 852.387 MHz, 852.600 MHz, 852.687 MHz, 853.700 MHzGrant Date: 12/06/2013, Expiration Date: 12/06/2023, Certifier: Mark SandbergRegistrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Road, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .8 Miles S.E. Of Vineland (Lat: 42.054778 Lon: -86.458639), Structure height: 151 m, Call Sign: KPF321
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.020 MHzGrant Date: 04/18/1984, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020Registrant: Gerard Media, LLC, 685 East 1675 North, Michigan City, IN 46360

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Whitcomb Tower, Whitcomb Retirement Center, 509 Ship St. (Lat: 42.110583 Lon: -86.481667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 38.7 m, Call Sign: KC4957Grant Date: 03/18/1996, Expiration Date: 08/01/2021Registrant: Wndu-Tv, 54516 State Road 933, South Bend, IN 46637, Phone: (574) 284-3079, Fax: (574) 284-3009, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4
  • 420 Court Street (Lat: 42.106972 Lon: -86.480000), Overall height: 48 m, Call Sign: KNKJ297
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.325 MHzGrant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019Registrant: Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP, 1776 K Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 719-7058, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:
  • Approx 2.5 Miles Southeast Of St Joseph (Lat: 42.071972 Lon: -86.370556), Overall height: 146.3 m, Call Sign: KNKO204
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.937 MHzGrant Date: 05/09/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: Andrew FittonRegistrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8663, Fax: (703) 584-8695, Email:
  • 420 Court Street (Lat: 42.106972 Lon: -86.480000), Overall height: 45.4 m, Call Sign: KSD684
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.050 MHzGrant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: William L EiseleRegistrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 719-7058, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:
  • Approx 2.5 Miles Southeast Of St Joseph (Lat: 42.071972 Lon: -86.370556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 67.1 m, Call Sign: KWA673
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.700 MHzGrant Date: 06/15/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/06/2003, Certifier: Paul H KuziaRegistrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KA5GLP, Licensee ID: L00627124, Grant Date: 06/02/2015, Expiration Date: 08/24/2025, Registrant: Roger J Kinnavy Jr, St. Joseph, MI 49085
  • Call Sign: KC8HLO, Licensee ID: L00359076, Grant Date: 05/15/1997, Expiration Date: 05/15/2007, Cancellation Date: 05/16/2009, Registrant: Travis A Cole, 2704 Lakeshore Dr. Apt 401, St. Joseph, MI 49085
  • Call Sign: KD4YIW, Licensee ID: L00810969, Grant Date: 02/11/2004, Expiration Date: 02/11/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/12/2016, Registrant: Paul A Freye, 1508 Trebor Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-3723
  • Call Sign: KE4FKL, Licensee ID: L00740557, Grant Date: 08/01/2015, Expiration Date: 08/01/2025, Registrant: John W Helsley Jr, 715 Lincoln Pines Place, St. Joseph, MI 49085
  • Call Sign: N8KLY, Licensee ID: L01266368, Grant Date: 01/31/2009, Expiration Date: 02/12/2019, Cancellation Date: 05/08/2012, Registrant: Lars F Maaseidvaag, 2008 Sunset Drive, St. Joseph, MI 49085
  • Call Sign: WA6UPT, Licensee ID: L00986544, Grant Date: 03/08/2005, Expiration Date: 05/10/2015, Registrant: William G Stringfellow, 2616 Lake Bluff Terrace, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9204
  • Call Sign: K8LFM, Previous Call Sign: N8KLY, Licensee ID: L01266368, Grant Date: 05/08/2012, Expiration Date: 05/08/2022, Certifier: Lars F Maaseidvaag, Registrant: Lars F Maaseidvaag, 2008 Sunset Dr, St. Joseph, MI 49085

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED35$127,19163$184,820236$181,98537$61,9661$142,13046$189,3940$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$96,77524$211,1224$102,9630$04$126,3150$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$148,9039$122,77465$171,36713$28,6470$014$158,7391$22,860
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$134,2758$218,64924$159,3407$87,7590$01$222,6301$10,930
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$71,56011$114,2460$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0008.00 , 0009.00, 0010.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$153,1812$142,5452$143,620
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$105,8863$265,6002$87,305
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$108,3404$135,2950$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$98,5001$116,9700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0008.00 , 0009.00, 0010.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in St. Joseph and their reported violations in the past:

HIDDEN POINTE HALL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in St. Joseph that have no violations reported:

  • OAKWOOD RESORT (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STACY'S GRILL (Address: SUITE 205 , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 35
  • Hazardous Condition: 45
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - St. Joseph

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for St. Joseph, MI

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
Businesses in St. Joseph, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Burger King1Panera Bread1
Holiday Inn1Qdoba Mexican Grill1

St. Joseph compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #73 (49085) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
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