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Population in 2012: 77,176 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 

Males: 38,476  (49.9%)
Females: 38,700  (50.1%)

Median resident age:  35.6 years
Missouri median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 64501, 64503, 64504.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,478 (it was $32,663 in 2000)
St. Joseph:

$38,478
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,368

St. Joseph city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,100 (it was $68,800 in 2000)
St. Joseph:

$97,100
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $121,234; Detached houses: $121,483; Townhouses or other attached units: $165,745; In 2-unit structures: $120,429; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $83,293; Mobile homes: $69,524

Median gross rent in 2012: $664.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 64501, 64503, 64504, 64505, 64506, 64507.

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St. Joseph races chart
  • White alone - 65,053 (84.7%)
  • Black alone - 4,501 (5.9%)
  • Hispanic - 4,414 (5.7%)
  • Two or more races - 1,655 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 656 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 290 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 147 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 64 (0.08%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in St. Joseph: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (24.8%), Irish (16.6%), English (8.4%), United States (7.6%), French (3.3%), Italian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1845

Elevation: 885 feet

Land area: 43.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,760 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in St. Joseph:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

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

  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 44.0%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

1,703 residents are foreign born (0.7% Latin America, 0.5% Europe, 0.3% Africa, 0.2% Asia).

This city:  2.2%
Missouri:  3.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $794 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $905 (1.0%)

St. Joseph satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (49.5 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (401.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Elwood, KS (1.5 miles ), Country Club, MO (2.1 miles ), Wathena, KS (2.4 miles ), Agency, MO (3.0 miles ), Amazonia, MO (3.1 miles ), Easton, MO (3.3 miles ), Cosby, MO (3.3 miles) , De Kalb, MO (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 78 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 1998: 130 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 1999: 143 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2000: 146 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2001: 104 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2002: 122 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2003: 156 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2004: 121 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2006: 108 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2007: 99 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2008: 55 buildings, average cost: $194,400
  • 2009: 76 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2010: 58 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2011: 53 buildings, average cost: $184,200
  • 2012: 63 buildings, average cost: $195,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.76 N, Longitude: 94.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -34,267 (-44.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 30,767 (89.8%)

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Crime rates in St. Joseph by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 020120233541
per 100,000 0.02.70.01.42.70.02.83.93.96.65.21.3
Rapes 201820162211131312202122
per 100,000 28.124.226.721.830.115.017.917.015.726.327.328.4
Robberies 4446676860676688109708291
per 100,000 61.861.889.392.482.091.591.1115.2142.692.2106.4117.7
Assaults 16010810682132135135249317210174209
per 100,000 224.7145.1141.3111.5180.3184.4186.4326.0414.7276.6225.8270.3
Burglaries 534726689924763761770770970870907993
per 100,000 750.1975.2918.51256.11042.31039.71063.21008.21269.01145.91177.01284.1
Thefts 2,9903,2573,6523,7293,0792,7822,8142,6432,6392,5472,8703,344
per 100,000 4200.04375.04868.55069.44206.03801.03885.53460.53452.63354.83724.44324.3
Auto thefts 179210204254362320273221185188279371
per 100,000 251.4282.1272.0345.3494.5437.2376.9289.4242.0247.6362.1479.8
Arson 81720221846162320161725
per 100,000 11.222.826.729.924.662.822.130.126.221.122.132.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.0) 331.9343.6363.0394.8376.9341.6350.1359.1398.8357.1375.6422.7

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Crime rate in St. Joseph detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 156 (115 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Missouri average:

2.42

St. Joseph, Missouri accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,902 (+2.6%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

St. Joseph-area historical tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 201% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/10/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the St. Joseph city center injured 11 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/29/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.3 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 6 people and caused $300,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Joseph-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.7 miles away from St. Joseph center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Buchanan County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jim Webb - Politician, Betty Garrett - Actress, Bill Snyder - College football coach, Walter Cronkite - Television journalist, Brian Keith McDonald - Screenwriter, Eminem - Hip Hop rapper, Ryan Bradley - Figure skater, Jody Hamilton - Professional wrestler, Jane Wyman - Actress, Larry Hamilton - Professional wrestler.

Medal of Honor Recipients born in St. Joseph: Forrest E. Peden, Herbert H. Burr, Orson L. Crandall.


Hospitals/medical centers near St. Joseph:

  • WOODLAND HILLS 2 B (Hospital, about 1 miles away; SAINT JOSEPH, MO)
  • CHOICES OF ST JOSEPH (Hospital, about 1 miles away; ST JOSEPH, MO)
  • HEARTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER - WEST (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ST JOSEPH, MO)

Political contributions by individuals in St. Joseph, MO

Airports and heliports located in St. Joseph:


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Amtrak station:

ST. JOSEPH (4225 FREDERICK AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: full-service food facilities, call for taxi service.

Local government website: www.ci.st-joseph.mo.us

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

  • Missouri Western State University (about 3 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,088)
  • Grantham University (about 37 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 4,150)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods (about 39 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,138)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 42 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 45 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,397)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (about 52 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 9,113)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 59 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 7,433)

Libraries in St. Joseph:

  • ST JOSEPH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,916,873; Location: 927 FELIX STREET; 285,461 books; 1,898 e-books; 13,990 audio materials; 15,816 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 470 print serial subscriptions; 12 electronic serial subscriptions)
  • ROLLING HILLS CONSOLIDATED (Operating income: $2,367,455; Location: 1912 N. BELT HWY.; 144,826 books; 10,095 audio materials; 10,780 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 316 print serial subscriptions; 11 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please add to list of FM radio stations: KSRD (91.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: HORIZON CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP) Also, please note & change: K220FX has moved to 92.3 FM
  • hi i just wanted to let u know there are more zip codes for st. joseph.... 64501 64502 64503 64504 64505 64506 64507 64508 i'm just letting u all know because if someone wants to look for a house by zip code it might be more helpful to them. thanks!
  • I believe St. Joe has added a new area code....816. My mother lives there and that is the area code that I have to dial.
  • Home of the "Dirty Sanchez" Bar and Grill, the first mexican Bar and Cantina opened before the turn of the century.
  • Elementary School: Bessie Ellison Elementery
  • Missouri Western State College is now Missouri Western State University
  • Under "churches in Saint Joseph", please add: Riverside Church 5401 Mitchell Avenue Saint Joseph, MO 64507
  • Saint Joseph, MO High Schools Central High School 9-12 1,721 students Benton High School 9-12 939 students Lafayette High School 9-12 905 studnets
  • Saint Joseph, MO High Schools Central High School 9-12 1,721 students Benton High School 9-12 939 students Lafayette High School 9-12 905 studnets

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Notable locations in St. Joseph: Moila Golf Course (A), Water Works (B), Terminal Junction (C), Jesse James Home (D), Patee Home (E), County Boys Home (F), Saint Joseph Fire Department Station 5 (G), Saint Joseph Fire Department Station 6 (H), Saint Joseph Fire Department Station 9 (I), Saint Joseph Fire Department Station 10 (J), Saint Joseph Fire Department Station 11 (K), Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry Northwest Regional Field Fire Office Saint Joseph (L), Saint Joseph Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (M), Saint Joseph Fire Department Station 4 (N), Saint Joseph Fire Department Station 12 (O), Saint Joseph Fire Department Station 8 (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in St. Joseph include: Oak Grove Chapel (A), Oak Grove Church (B), Faith Church (C), Saint Paul Church (D), Saint Peter Church (E), Woodbine Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Memorial Park (1), Mount Auburn Cemetery (2), Mount Mora Cemetery (3), Mount Olivet Cemetery (4), Nelson Cemetery (5), New King Hill Cemetery (6), Ashland Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Whitehead Creek (A), Roys Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in St. Joseph include: Krug Park (1), Lewis Park (2), Patee Park (3), River Bluffs Park (4), Mitchell Park (5), Hyde Park (6), Huston Wyeth Park (7), France Park (8), Bartlett Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Buchanan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.2. This is about average.
City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.41. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.41
U.S.:

3.97
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 28.4. This is worse than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

28.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.1%

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.2%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in St. Joseph, MO

People in group quarters in St. Joseph in 2010:

  • 2,049 people in state prisons
  • 968 people in college/university student housing
  • 673 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 161 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 157 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 145 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 130 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 103 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 45 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 21 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in St. Joseph in 2000:

  • 1,946 people in state prisons
  • 956 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 740 people in nursing homes
  • 241 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 167 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 128 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 118 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 57 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 55 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 51 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 46 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 40 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 27 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 17 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 11 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

St. Joseph compared to Missouri state average:

St. Joseph, Missouri environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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

  • The Nodaway Valley Bank: Belt And Faraon Branch, King Hill Branch, Cook Road Branch. Info updated 2007/05/31: Bank assets: $759.7 mil, Deposits: $639.9 mil, headquarters in Maryville, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Nodaway Valley Bancshares, Inc.
  • Commerce Bank: 4th And Felix Streets Branch at 4th And Felix Streets, branch established on 1914/01/01; 36th & Frederick Branch at East 36th And Frederick, branch established on 1976/10/11. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $20,493.6 mil, Deposits: $16,805.3 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 206 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • Pony Express Community Bank: at 624 Felix Street, branch established on 1975/12/23; St. Joseph Branch at 3702 Faraon Street, branch established on 1998/12/14. Info updated 2010/05/18: Bank assets: $65.0 mil, Deposits: $57.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Pony Express Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank Midwest, National Association: St. Joseph Branch #49 at 801 N. 36th Street, branch established on 1934/08/01. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $6,237.6 mil, Deposits: $5,064.6 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 138 total offices, Holding Company: Nbh Holdings Corp.
  • North American Savings Bank, F.S.B.: 920 Belt Highway Branch at 920 Belt Highway, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,184.7 mil, Deposits: $889.0 mil, headquarters in Grandview, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices
  • Citizens Bank and Trust Company: St. Joseph Branch at 3727 Frederick Boulevard, branch established on 1994/02/10. Info updated 2008/08/25: Bank assets: $867.0 mil, Deposits: $709.5 mil, headquarters in Chillicothe, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Young Partners, L.P.
  • First Bank of Missouri: Sixth And Edmond Streets Branch at Sixth And Edmond Streets, branch established on 1904/07/26. Info updated 2010/08/12: Bank assets: $518.5 mil, Deposits: $413.8 mil, headquarters in Gladstone, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Valley View Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


St. Joseph travel time to work - commute


St. Joseph mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.64%
Here57.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents29.0%22.0%11.2%6.9%5.2%
Congregations21.2%9.1%16.2%2.0%9.1%
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchOther
Adherents4.5%4.5%3.0%2.3%11.4%
Congregations4.0%4.0%8.1%2.0%24.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
This county:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Buchanan County:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Buchanan County:

4.38 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Buchanan County:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.6%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.0%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Buchanan County:

16.0%
Missouri:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2006)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Health 41$137,204$40,1573$4,494
Airports 6$20,457$40,9140$0
Streets and Highways 83$266,227$38,4910$0
Fire - Other 3$9,007$36,0280$0
Firefighters 131$500,368$45,8350$0
Police - Other 41$116,029$33,9602$1,333
Police Protection - Officers 117$456,644$46,8351$2,052
Judicial and Legal 12$45,719$45,7194$6,460
Other Government Administration 17$73,644$51,9841$979
Financial Administration 18$72,362$48,2410$0
Sewerage 56$181,169$38,8220$0
Solid Waste Management 18$58,733$39,1550$0
Parks and Recreation 48$150,448$37,61241$12,323
Housing and Community Development(Local) 8$28,512$42,7680$0
Other and Unallocable 34$104,558$36,9031$1,300
Totals for Government 633$2,221,083$42,10653$28,941

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $26,367,000 ($341.65)
    Sewerage: $7,840,000 ($101.59)
    Regular Highways: $1,968,000 ($25.50)
    Air Transportation: $596,000 ($7.72)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,722,000 ($138.93)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,119,000 ($131.12)
    Regular Highways: $7,547,000 ($97.79)
    Sewerage: $6,112,000 ($79.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,922,000 ($63.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,062,000 ($52.63)
    Transit Utilities: $3,657,000 ($47.39)
    Central Staff Services: $3,137,000 ($40.65)
    Health - Other: $3,047,000 ($39.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,650,000 ($34.34)
    Financial Administration: $1,867,000 ($24.19)
    General - Other: $1,365,000 ($17.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,005,000 ($13.02)
    Air Transportation: $480,000 ($6.22)
    Parking Facilities: $317,000 ($4.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,921,000 ($232.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $406,000 ($5.26)
    Police Protection: $262,000 ($3.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $199,000 ($2.58)
    Central Staff Services: $113,000 ($1.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $101,000 ($1.31)
    Health - Other: $85,000 ($1.10)
    Financial Administration: $82,000 ($1.06)
    Transit Utilities: $58,000 ($0.75)
    Parking Facilities: $51,000 ($0.66)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($0.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,251,000 ($340.14)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,725,000 ($113.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,086,000 ($39.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,801,000 ($36.29)
    All Other: $1,800,000 ($23.32)
    Air Transportation: $441,000 ($5.71)
    Parking Facilities: $356,000 ($4.61)
    Regular Highways: $102,000 ($1.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,822,000 ($49.52)
    Air Transportation: $809,000 ($10.48)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $19,203,000 ($248.82)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,006,000 ($13.04)
    General Revenue, NEC: $833,000 ($10.79)
    Donations From Private Sources: $60,000 ($0.78)
    Special Assessments: $40,000 ($0.52)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $125,000 ($1.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,687,000 ($47.77)
    Highways: $3,676,000 ($47.63)
    Transit Utilities: $956,000 ($12.39)
    Health and Hospitals: $833,000 ($10.79)
    General Local Government Support: $553,000 ($7.17)
    Sewerage: $157,000 ($2.03)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $22,472,000 ($291.18)
    Property: $12,103,000 ($156.82)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,897,000 ($63.45)
    Other License: $1,445,000 ($18.72)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $460,000 ($5.96)
    Other Selective Sales: $401,000 ($5.20)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $293,859,000 ($3807.65)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $231,934,000 ($3005.26)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $95,363,000 ($1235.66)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,437,000 ($1055.21)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $70,105,000 ($908.38)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,985,000 ($220.08)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,180,000 ($105.99)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,059,000 ($39.64)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,984,000 ($103.45)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,657,000 ($436.11)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $293,859,000 ($3807.65)

6.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Missouri average:

7.87%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($112 average AGI)
Buchanan County:

0.03%
Missouri average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Andrew County, MO  1.05% ($30,502 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MO  0.31% ($19,787)
from DeKalb County, MO  0.30% ($29,956)


6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,016 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Missouri average:

7.66%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($105 average AGI)
Buchanan County:

0.03%
Missouri average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Andrew County, MO  1.20% ($32,627 average AGI)
to Platte County, MO  0.48% ($37,973)
to Clay County, MO  0.48% ($34,425)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Joseph:

  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KGNM (1270 AM; 1 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO)
  • KSFT (1550 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KAIR (1470 AM; 1 kW; ATCHISON, KS; Owner: KNZA INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKLO (1410 AM; 5 kW; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: CHARA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Joseph:

  • K220FX (91.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KSJQ (92.7 FM; SAVANNAH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • K209CT (89.7 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around St. Joseph:

  • KQTV (Channel 2; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF THE MIDWEST, INC.)
  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of St. Joseph fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 152
Total length: 3,202 meters (10,505ft)
Total costs: $47,748,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,020,278
Total average daily truck traffic: 130,597

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 3
  • 1920-1929: 4
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 13
  • 1960-1969: 23
  • 1970-1979: 68
  • 1980-1989: 20
  • 1990-1999: 16
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for St. Joseph, MO



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full and 5 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 ORIGINATED363$105,762356$92,4021,204$114,115115$35,04110$296,800306$71,0145$33,680
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$111,80224$98,795106$110,64718$34,5890$05$82,5441$31,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED36$85,43152$73,750472$107,077100$25,7420$041$71,73311$66,338
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN35$112,55519$106,761312$114,41911$44,9330$018$62,0371$63,200
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$90,2443$59,09784$122,6618$53,0960$02$63,5000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 23 tracts in St. Joseph, MO

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 17 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED50$110,43460$132,6370$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$123,11116$139,9481$136,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$160,7537$124,8260$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$224,1853$168,0230$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$159,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 62
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - St. Joseph


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for St. Joseph, MO
Businesses in St. Joseph, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Maurices1
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's5
Arby's2Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Menards1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity1
Caribou Coffee1Nike5
Church's Chicken1OfficeMax1
Cold Stone Creamery1Panera Bread1
Comfort Suites1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Rue211
DressBarn1Sephora1
Foot Locker1Shoe Carnival1
GNC1Starbucks1
Hobby Lobby1Target1
IHOP1U.S. Cellular1
Jimmy John's1YMCA2
Kohl's1
Browse common businesses in St. Joseph, MO


St. Joseph on our top lists:

  • #61 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Ivan E. Bounds (15)
  • Merrill Schaeffer (8)
  • Stanley M. Herzog (6)
  • John W. George (5)
  • Jeffrey B. Wigh (5)
  • Richard L. Ebersold (4)
  • Alvin Dean Thompson (4)
  • Roman Brewka (4)
  • Jean Luz Rayner (4)
  • Nathan A. Landes (4)

Total of 101 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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