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St. Joseph County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2016: 269,141 (91% urban, 9% rural); it was 265,559 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 50,905
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 20,549
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 72,206
Renter-occupied apartments: 31,615 (it was 28,537 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

30%

Land area: 457 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 588 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in St. Joseph County: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.3%), Educational, health and social services (18.7%), Manufacturing (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in St. Joseph County, Indiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (73.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (13.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.6%)
  • Asian alone (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
Median resident age:

36.5 years
Indiana median age:

37.6 years
Males: 130,979  (48.7%)
Females: 138,162  (51.3%)
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St. Joseph County,IN real estate house value trend


Average household size:
St. Joseph County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,358 ($40,420 in 1999)

This county:

$48,358
Indiana:

$52,314

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $606 (lower quartile is $465, upper quartile is $733)
This county:

$606
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $126,900 (it was $85,800 in 2000)
St. Joseph:

$126,900
Indiana:

$134,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,100 - $190,500

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $151,487
Here:

$151,487
State:

$172,153

Townhouses or other attached units: $117,867
Here:

$117,867
State:

$157,859

In 2-unit structures: $60,414
Here:

$60,414
State:

$132,743

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $88,592
Here:

$88,592
State:

$104,726

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $67,974
Here:

$67,974
State:

$138,985

Mobile homes: $80,181
Here:

$80,181
State:

$57,226
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $963
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $337

Institutionalized population: 2,501

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 29
  • Assaults: 38
  • Burglaries: 295
  • Thefts: 1314
  • Auto thefts: 103

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 27
  • Assaults: 36
  • Burglaries: 396
  • Thefts: 1378
  • Auto thefts: 99
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 521 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2008: 288 buildings, average cost: $200,800
  • 2009: 212 buildings, average cost: $209,000
  • 2010: 168 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2011: 163 buildings, average cost: $189,100
  • 2012: 159 buildings, average cost: $213,200
  • 2013: 190 buildings, average cost: $255,600
  • 2014: 258 buildings, average cost: $233,500
Number of permits per 10,000 St. Joseph, IN residents
Average permit cost in St. Joseph, IN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,299 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,076 (1.0%)

St. Joseph County household income distribution in 2013 St. Joseph County home values distribution in 2013 St. Joseph County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.3%
St. Joseph County:

16.3%
Indiana:

14.1%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.4% for Black residents, 23.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.8% for American Indian residents, 27.1% for other race residents, 25.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 36.5 years old
(Males: 35.6 years old, Females: 37.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.4 years old, Black residents: 26.9 years old, American Indian residents: 30.1 years old, Asian residents: 29.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.8 years old, Other race residents: 21.0 years old)

Area name: South Bend-Mishawaka, IN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in St. Joseph County is $516 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $621 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $797 a month.

Cities in this county include: South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger, Notre Dame, Gulivoire Park, Walkerton, Osceola, Roseland, New Carlisle, North Liberty.

St. Joseph County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in St. Joseph County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in St. Joseph County: Robert R Young Memorial Yard (A), Hoobirk Farm (B), Leann Acres (C), Snider Farms (D), Woodsbrook Farm (E), Old Oak Farm (F), Martin Dairy Farms (G), Weaver Dairy Farm (H), Weeber Farms (I), Yellow Creek Farm (J), Prairie Dairy Farms (K), Culver Duck Farms (L), Brookview Farms (M), Matthews Farms (N), Crystal Valley Dairy Farm (O), Forest Grove Dairy (P), Ladon Farms (Q), Leann Acres (R), Loyal Acres (S), L and D Dairy Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in St. Joseph County include: Tri-Lakes Chapel (A), German Church (B), Grace Church (C), Bethel Church (D), Betheny Church (E), Bresee Church (F), Salem Church (G), Hillcrest Church (H), Holdeman Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Miller Cemetery (1), Morris Cemetery (2), Sparklin Cemetery (3), Bonneyville Cemetery (4), Brown Cemetery (5), Neff Cemetery (6), Stutsman Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wolf Lake (A), Fish Lake (B), Heaton Lake (C), Hunter Lake (D), Frog Pond (E), Yellow Creek Lake (F), Goose Pond (G), Round Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Fork Pine Creek (A), Sheep Creek (B), Stony Creek (C), Solomon Creek (D), Turkey Creek (E), Juday Ditch (F), Owl Creek (G), Indian Creek (H), Dry Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Kent County, Rhode Island , Dukes County, Massachusetts , Branch County, Michigan , Cheyenne County, Nebraska , Nance County, Nebraska , St. Joseph County, Michigan , Steuben County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 22,170
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 17,695 (45.0% naturalized citizens)

St. Joseph County:

6.6%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5,1922010 or later
  • 4,5522000 to 2009
  • 3,6461990 to 1999
  • 2,6381980 to 1989
  • 1,1981970 to 1979
  • 2,352Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.1%

St. Joseph County marital status for males St. Joseph County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 86,110
  • One, attached: 2,830
  • Two: 1,620
  • 3 or 4: 3,137
  • 5 to 9: 7,151
  • 10 to 19: 4,463
  • 20 to 49: 4,722
  • 50 or more: 3,753
  • Mobile homes: 2,200

Housing units in St. Joseph County with a mortgage: 40,513 (965 second mortgage, 4,118 home equity loan, 346 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 23,916

Here:

63.5% with mortgage
State:

65.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for St. Joseph County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant85,51764
Catholic52,66630
Evangelical Protestant27,567140
Other4,65021
Black Protestant3,30015
Orthodox1,2263
None92,005-
St. Joseph County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
St. Joseph County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
This county:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
St. Joseph County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 207
This county:

7.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
St. Joseph County:

9.4%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
St. Joseph County:

29.5%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in St. Joseph County:

Average size of farms: 193 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $58,936
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $266.66
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.24%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $58,014
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.44%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.81%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $61,082
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.07%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.59
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 28.91%
Corn for grain: 71339 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1759 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 57160 harvested acres
Vegetables: 763 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 34 acres

Tornado activity:

St. Joseph County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 1201401.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 46 fatalities and 381 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 31 people and injured 252 people

Earthquake activity:

St. Joseph County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 85% 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 238.6 miles away from St. Joseph County 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 215.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.9 miles away from the county 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 268.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 262.7 miles away from St. Joseph County 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 302.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (32%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • India (7%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (3%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Vietnam (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in St. Joseph County


  • German (14%)
  • American (10%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • European (2%)

St. Joseph County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 100,274 (82.1%)
  • Carpooled: 9,417 (7.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,884 (1.5%)
  • Railroad: 62 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 727 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 742 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 4,364 (3.6%)
  • Worked at home: 4,710 (3.9%)
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in St. Joseph County, Indiana in 2000:

  • 8,766 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,164 people in nursing homes
  • 489 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 488 people in religious group quarters
  • 335 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 258 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 215 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 111 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 109 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 107 people in other group homes
  • 73 people in state prisons
  • 64 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 47 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 44 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 39 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 38 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 31 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 13 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 11 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in St. Joseph County, Indiana in 2010:

  • 7,436 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,448 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 685 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 592 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 319 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 259 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 116 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 103 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 102 people in state prisons
  • 98 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 71 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 28 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 14 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,418.

4.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
Indiana average:

5.59%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($159 average AGI)
St. Joseph County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.02%

1.85% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($12,963 average AGI)
2.63% relocated from other states ($23,589 average AGI)
St. Joseph County:

2.63%
Indiana average:

2.09%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Elkhart County, IN  0.74% ($29,765 average AGI)
from Berrien County, MI  0.26% ($30,228)
from LaPorte County, IN  0.19% ($30,382)
from Marshall County, IN  0.18% ($36,236)
from Cook County, IL  0.18% ($40,371)
from Marion County, IN  0.15% ($38,986)
from Cass County, MI  0.11% ($44,895)


5.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,740 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
Indiana average:

5.83%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($442 average AGI)
St. Joseph County:

0.08%
Indiana average:

0.03%

1.93% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($13,189 average AGI)
3.13% relocated to other states ($25,109 average AGI)
St. Joseph County:

3.13%
Indiana average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Elkhart County, IN  0.69% ($36,310 average AGI)
to Marion County, IN  0.26% ($28,950)
to Berrien County, MI  0.24% ($33,983)
to Cook County, IL  0.22% ($40,831)
to Marshall County, IN  0.19% ($35,388)
to Cass County, MI  0.16% ($43,346)
to LaPorte County, IN  0.14% ($27,386)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.5

Births per 1000 population in St. Joseph County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in St. Joseph County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 8.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in St. Joseph County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in St. Joseph County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in St. Joseph County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in St. Joseph County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in St. Joseph County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in St. Joseph County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in St. Joseph County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 39,714 (34,028 aged, 5,686 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,442 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in St. Joseph County, Indiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,939)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,560)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,529)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,722)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,531)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,265)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,196)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,025)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (699)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (607)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.13
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,254
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 272
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34,197

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,420
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 949
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 71.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 50.6
  • Other - 20.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 114.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 54.4
  • Poisoning - 23.2
  • Suffocation - 22.6
  • Other - 14.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 269,141
  • In family households: 210,868 (30,899 male householders, 30,072 female householders)
    45,259 spouses, 86,082 children (81,334 natural, 2,220 adopted, 2,528 stepchildren), 4,505 grandchildren, 2,439 brothers or sisters, 3,672 parents, 3,093 other relatives, 4,847 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 45,722 (17,207 male householders (13,819 living alone)), 18,893 female householders (17,196 living alone)), 9,622 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 12,551

Size of family households: 28,416 2-persons, 12,442 3-persons, 12,211 4-persons, 5,017 5-persons, 1,792 6-persons, 1,093 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 31,015 1-person, 4,256 2-persons, 565 3-persons, 247 4-persons, 17 6-persons.

39,987 married couples with children.
18,812 single-parent households (2,536 men, 16,276 women).

90.1% of residents of St. Joseph speak English at home.
5.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,438,750,000 ($9,153 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,160,517,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $589,958,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $311,183,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,490,000
Federal grants: $291,732,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,153,912,000 ($1,122,414,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $80,475,000 ($15,600,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $38,287,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $121,460,000
Federal Government insurance: $53,059,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 19,882
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 12,785
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,462
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -9,672
Here -36 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in St. Joseph County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 30.97 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built in St. Joseph County, Indiana
  • Year house built in St. Joseph County, Indiana
  • 5762014 or later
  • 1,3912010 to 2013
  • 8,9262000 to 2009
  • 16,9521990 to 1999
  • 10,7151980 to 1989
  • 17,5171970 to 1979
  • 12,5431960 to 1969
  • 15,2371950 to 1959
  • 14,0121940 to 1949
  • 18,1171939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in St. Joseph County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in St. Joseph County, Indiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in St. Joseph County, Indiana
  • 301 room
  • 532 rooms
  • 9203 rooms
  • 3,9694 rooms
  • 9,8235 rooms
  • 14,5526 rooms
  • 11,2577 rooms
  • 9,6668 rooms
  • 14,1599+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Joseph County, Indiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Joseph County, Indiana
  • 1,4361 room
  • 1,9542 rooms
  • 6,4973 rooms
  • 6,1174 rooms
  • 6,8395 rooms
  • 5,6796 rooms
  • 2,2237 rooms
  • 9348 rooms
  • 9639+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in St. Joseph County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in St. Joseph County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in St. Joseph County, Indiana
  • 30no bedroom
  • 1,1071 bedroom
  • 11,5002 bedrooms
  • 33,5263 bedrooms
  • 15,2654 bedrooms
  • 3,0015+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Joseph County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Joseph County, Indiana
  • 1,501no bedroom
  • 10,0791 bedroom
  • 11,6932 bedrooms
  • 6,9003 bedrooms
  • 1,9814 bedrooms
  • 4885+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in St. Joseph County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in St. Joseph County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in St. Joseph County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,702no vehicle
  • 17,5831 vehicle
  • 29,4482 vehicles
  • 10,4313 vehicles
  • 3,9014 vehicles
  • 1,3645+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in St. Joseph County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in St. Joseph County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 7,488no vehicle
  • 17,3511 vehicle
  • 6,2202 vehicles
  • 1,5833 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

87.0% of St. Joseph County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Indiana.

St. Joseph County:

87.0%
State average:

85.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 167,995
  • Other state: 81,119
  • Northeast: 8,095
  • Midwest: 46,320
  • South: 17,248
  • West: 9,456
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in St. Joseph County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 90.1%Utility gas
  • 6.1%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 67.9%Utility gas
  • 28.8%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,151
Here:

20.4%
Indiana:

13.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,256
Here:

15.9%
Indiana:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9,772
Here:

58.2%
Indiana:

20.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

St. Joseph County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,818,000
    General: $4,832,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $32,683,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,604,000
    Corrections - Other: $13,295,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,967,000
    Regular Highways: $8,137,000
    Police Protection: $8,029,000
    General - Other: $6,998,000
    Air Transportation: $6,080,000
    Parks & Recreation: $4,392,000
    Financial Administration: $2,903,000
    Health Services - Other: $2,402,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,064,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,056,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $254,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $204,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $81,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,668,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $4,000,000
    Central Staff: $534,000
    Welfare - Other: $100,000
    Parks & Recreation: $81,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $35,578,000

St. Joseph County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $7,080,000
  • Charges - All Other: $5,785,000
    Parks & Recreation: $236,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,364,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,716,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,835,000
    Special Assessments: $649,000
    Rents: $608,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,721,000
    Public Welfare: $8,599,000
    Highways: $7,400,000
    All Other: $2,187,000
  • Tax - Property: $79,045,000
    Individual Income: $11,568,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,214,000
    NEC: $1,143,000

St. Joseph County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $70,955,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $143,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $28,657,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $34,850,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $7,590,000

St. Joseph County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $16,467,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $56,343,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,392
  • Number of aged recipients: 276
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,116
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,153
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,723
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 516
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,251
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,100
St. Joseph County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
St. Joseph County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 69 full 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 ORIGINATED1,037$108,804982$133,2835,521$131,832249$42,5308$937,625236$124,59335$56,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED47$93,04376$121,355453$119,94353$40,6981$500,00024$62,4585$54,200
APPLICATIONS DENIED138$99,710217$77,6411,853$118,770292$25,0072$81,00093$63,34420$61,550
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN80$106,075130$108,7381,341$128,75151$46,5100$045$79,6006$84,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS29$107,69040$111,625342$125,09643$39,6280$013$70,6921$94,000
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Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 62 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED267$144,476343$141,6762$216,0002$88,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED68$152,265125$146,9363$114,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED38$122,97477$144,5191$223,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$135,08323$146,6960$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$101,3755$201,0005$90,0000$0
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Conventional Home Purchase Loans in St. Joseph, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in St. Joseph, IN - Value
Most common first names in St. Joseph County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,17480.1 years
John1,97374.7 years
Robert1,43771.0 years
William1,36974.2 years
Joseph1,20575.7 years
Helen1,15280.3 years
Charles1,13574.6 years
James1,13070.9 years
George94375.8 years
Frank82777.9 years
Most common last names in St. Joseph County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith72574.9 years
Miller56076.7 years
Johnson43574.0 years
Williams35173.3 years
Brown30074.2 years
Jones27073.3 years
Davis22071.9 years
Anderson21576.7 years
Taylor20573.6 years
Horvath20578.1 years
Businesses in St. Joseph County, IN
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven13La-Z-Boy2
ALDI2Lane Bryant1
ALDO1Lane Furniture1
AT&T4LensCrafters1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Little Caesars Pizza4
Abercrombie Kids1Long John Silver's3
Ace Hardware3Lowe's2
Advance Auto Parts4Macy's1
Aeropostale1Marriott6
American Eagle Outfitters2Marshalls1
Ann Taylor1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Apple Store1Maurices1
Applebee's4Mazda1
Arby's8McDonald's13
Audi1Meijer3
AutoZone6Men's Wearhouse1
Avenue1Menards2
BMW1Microtel1
Banana Republic1Motel 62
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity3
Bath & Body Works1New Balance4
Bed Bath & Beyond2Nike16
Big O Tires1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
Brookstone1OfficeMax1
Budget Car Rental2Old Country Buffet1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Old Navy2
Burger King9Olive Garden1
CVS12Outback1
Caribou Coffee1Outback Steakhouse1
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun1
Catherines1Panda Express1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread2
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza5
Chick-Fil-A3Payless2
Chico's1Penske2
Chipotle2PetSmart2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut9
Coldwater Creek1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Inn1Popeyes2
Comfort Suites2Quality1
Cricket Wireless3Quiznos1
Curves3RadioShack4
DHL3Ramada1
Dairy Queen9Red Lobster1
Deb1Red Robin1
Discount Tire2Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza2Rue211
DressBarn2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dressbarn2SONIC Drive-In2
Econo Lodge1Sam's Club1
Eddie Bauer1Sears2
Express1Sephora1
Extended Stay America1Shoe Carnival1
Famous Footwear1Sleep Inn1
Fashion Bug2Spencer Gifts1
FedEx33Sprint Nextel10
Finish Line1Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks13
Foot Locker1Steak 'n Shake3
Ford2Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Forever 211Subaru1
GNC3Suburban1
GameStop4Subway33
Gap1Super 82
Goodwill3T-Mobile8
Gymboree1T.G.I. Driday's2
H&R Block7T.J.Maxx2
Hilton3Taco Bell9
Hobby Lobby1Talbots1
Holiday Inn4Target2
Hollister Co.1The Limited1
Home Depot1The Room Place1
Honda1Toyota2
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us2
Houlihan's1True Value1
Hyatt1U-Haul12
Hyundai1U.S. Cellular4
IHOP1UPS49
JCPenney2Urban Outfitters1
Jamba Juice1Value City Furniture1
Jimmy John's1Vans1
JoS. A. Bank1Verizon Wireless3
Jones New York7Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Volkswagen1
Justice2Walgreens11
KFC6Walmart3
Kincaid2Wendy's5
Kmart1Wet Seal1
Knights Inn1World Gym1
Kohl's2YMCA1
Kroger5

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  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"