Jump to a detailed profile or search site with Google Custom Search

St. Joseph County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2019: 60,967 (46% urban, 54% rural); it was 62,422 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,725
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,798
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,985
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,721 (it was 5,396 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

28%

Land area: 504 sq. mi.

Water area: 17.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 121 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in St. Joseph County: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (39.2%), Educational, health and social services (16.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 86%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map

  • Races in St. Joseph County, MI (2019)
    • 52,47986.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,9988.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,7442.9%Two or more races
    • 1,3392.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3190.5%Asian alone
    • 510.08%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 250.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

39.7 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Males: 30,418  (49.9%)
Females: 30,549  (50.1%)
St. Joseph County, MI forum
Recent posts about St. Joseph County, Michigan on our local forum with over 2,200,000 registered users:
Michigan pop estimates by region 2015  (21 replies)
Rough Winter -- And Where Are The Salt Trucks?  (59 replies)
Where do you reside?  (197 replies)
Average household size:
St. Joseph County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,310 ($40,355 in 1999)
This county:

$54,310
Michigan:

$59,584

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $596 (lower quartile is $451, upper quartile is $715)
This county:

$596
State:

$740


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $133,906 (it was $84,400 in 2000)
St. Joseph:

$133,906
Michigan:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,104 - $202,698

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $186,765
Here:

$186,765
State:

$219,912

Townhouses or other attached units: $185,420
Here:

$185,420
State:

$199,940

In 2-unit structures: $264,908
Here:

$264,908
State:

$142,994

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $111,951
Here:

$111,951
State:

$151,948

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $70,494
Here:

$70,494
State:

$170,137

Mobile homes: $66,181
Here:

$66,181
State:

$56,186

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $29,842
Here:

$29,842
State:

$59,482

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,046
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $406

Institutionalized population: 511

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 98
  • Thefts: 177
  • Auto thefts: 14

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 39
  • Burglaries: 90
  • Thefts: 191
  • Auto thefts: 23
St. Joseph County, MI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 221 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 1998: 211 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 1999: 224 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2000: 232 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2001: 166 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2002: 177 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2003: 191 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2004: 160 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2005: 171 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2006: 137 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2007: 71 buildings, average cost: $195,100
  • 2008: 68 buildings, average cost: $197,600
  • 2009: 34 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2010: 32 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2011: 38 buildings, average cost: $196,800
  • 2012: 28 buildings, average cost: $218,300
  • 2013: 32 buildings, average cost: $197,300
  • 2014: 44 buildings, average cost: $241,100
  • 2015: 60 buildings, average cost: $207,900
  • 2016: 64 buildings, average cost: $215,000
  • 2017: 64 buildings, average cost: $295,400
  • 2018: 67 buildings, average cost: $265,500
  • 2019: 85 buildings, average cost: $266,800
Number of permits per 10,000 St. Joseph, MI residents
Average permit cost in St. Joseph, MI
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,584 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,501 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in St. Joseph, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in St. Joseph, MI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in St. Joseph, MI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.4%
St. Joseph County:

13.4%
Michigan:

13.0%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.2% for Black residents, 34.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.1% for American Indian residents, 9.2% for other race residents, 19.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 39.7 years old
(Males: 38.3 years old, Females: 41.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.0 years old, Black residents: 32.6 years old, American Indian residents: 41.8 years old, Asian residents: 42.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.2 years old, Other race residents: 30.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in St. Joseph County is $467 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $551 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $680 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sturgis, Three Rivers, Constantine, White Pigeon, Centreville, Colon, Mendon, Burr Oak.

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

Click to draw/clear St. Joseph County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in St. Joseph County: Living Waters Camp (A), Camp Baber (B), Camp Manitou (C), Lake Regional Conference Camp (D), Four Lakes Country Club (E), Camp Tamarack (F), Camp Bellowood (G), Camp Sun Chi Win (H), Camp Matthews (I), Camp Kil Lo Qua (J), Camp Cozy (K), Camp Bryan (L), Redfield Hall (M), Red Mill (N), Pullman Corners (O), Diamond Lake Golf Club (P), Swiss Valley Ski Area (Q), Wakelee Station (R), Pokagon Station (S), Penn Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in St. Joseph County include: Volinia Baptist Church (A), Sacred Heart of Mary Church (B), Silver Creek Church (C), South Wayne Church (D), Newberg Norton Bible Church (E), Chapel Hill Church (F), Full Gospel Assembly Church (G), Bethel Church (H), Our Lady of the Lake Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: White Cemetery (1), Gage Cemetery (2), Red Mill Cemetery (3), North Wayne Cemetery (4), California Cemetery (5), Burlington Cemetery (6), Paradise Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Magician Lake (A), Twin Lakes (B), Puterbaugh Lake (C), Priest Lake (D), Pitcher Lake (E), Pine Lake (F), Long Lake (G), Pickerel Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Peavine Creek (A), Mudd Lake Extension Drain (B), Silver Creek (C), Sheldon Creek (D), Mud Creek (E), Dowagiac Creek (F), Pokagon Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in St. Joseph County include: Harmon Park (1), Crane Pond State Game Area (2), Cass County Park (3), Stevens Memorial Park (4), Union Church and Cemetery Historical Marker (5), Veterans Memorial and Beeson Street Park (6), Arthur Dodd Memorial Park (7), Fred Russ Forest Park (8), Bonine Elk Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Kent County, Rhode Island , Norfolk County, Massachusetts , Branch County , Calhoun County , Kalamazoo County , St. Joseph County, Indiana .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Michigan:

6.3%

Unemployment by year in St. Joseph, MI
County total employment by year in St. Joseph, MI
County average yearly wages by year in St. Joseph, MI

Current college students: 1,819
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,159 (30.8% naturalized citizens)

St. Joseph County:

3.5%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4302010 or later
  • 4882000 to 2009
  • 6341990 to 1999
  • 4261980 to 1989
  • 1761970 to 1979
  • 369Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.3%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 22,506
  • One, attached: 238
  • Two: 548
  • 3 or 4: 608
  • 5 to 9: 831
  • 10 to 19: 535
  • 20 to 49: 384
  • 50 or more: 346
  • Mobile homes: 2,064
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19

Housing units in St. Joseph County with a mortgage: 10,993 (212 second mortgage, 1,006 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,266

Here:

58.8% with mortgage
State:

59.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for St. Joseph County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,17575
Catholic9,4606
Mainline Protestant4,02022
Black Protestant8304
Other4394
None35,371-
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: 17
St. Joseph County:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
St. Joseph County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 41
This county:

6.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
St. Joseph County:

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
St. Joseph County:

29.1%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

22.0%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in St. Joseph County:

Average size of farms: 254 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $103,264
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $417.91
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.78%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $90,057
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 78.93%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $122,928
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.75%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.30
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.68%
Corn for grain: 90549 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2238 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 60143 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9,931 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 185 acres

Tornado activity:

St. Joseph County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 4692144.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 25 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/13/1992, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 25 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Joseph County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 24.0 miles away from St. Joseph County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 268.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 111.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 226.3 miles away from the 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 246.3 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 266.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Michigan Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4494, Natural disaster type: Other

The number of natural disasters in St. Joseph County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - St. Joseph

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,293 (76.6%)
  • Carpooled: 3,534 (14.0%)
  • Bus: 90 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 192 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 148 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 931 (3.7%)
  • Worked at home: 994 (3.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (65%)
  • India (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Latvia (2%)
  • Netherlands (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in St. Joseph County


  • German (18%)
  • European (14%)
  • American (13%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Dutch (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 456 people in nursing homes
  • 160 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 97 people in other group homes
  • 96 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 63 people in halfway houses
  • 49 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 18 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled

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

  • 322 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 138 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 137 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 57 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 51 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 36 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,551.

5.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,502 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Michigan average:

5.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.83% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($15,682 average AGI)
2.35% relocated from other states ($18,820 average AGI)
St. Joseph County:

2.35%
Michigan average:

1.59%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.98% ($39,285 average AGI)
from Cass County, MI  0.45% ($40,519)
from Elkhart County, IN  0.39% ($40,400)
from Branch County, MI  0.39% ($32,289)
from LaGrange County, IN  0.33% ($39,250)
from Van Buren County, MI  0.14% ($32,125)
from Calhoun County, MI  0.13% ($27,548)


5.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($197,561 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Michigan average:

5.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.80% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($179,794 average AGI)
2.56% relocated to other states ($17,767 average AGI)
St. Joseph County:

2.56%
Michigan average:

1.85%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kalamazoo County, MI  1.11% ($53,104 average AGI)
to Elkhart County, IN  0.53% ($39,266)
to Cass County, MI  0.39% ($35,283)
to Branch County, MI  0.32% ($32,868)
to LaGrange County, IN  0.27% ($34,302)
to Berrien County, MI  0.15% ($35,833)
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.12% ($28,964)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.1

Births per 1000 population in St. Joseph County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in St. Joseph County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in St. Joseph County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.5%
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: 10,316 (8,464 aged, 1,852 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,340 (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, Michigan in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,464)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (858)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (691)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (621)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (425)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (334)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (311)
  • Congestive heart failure (277)
  • Unspecified dementia (196)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (195)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.18
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,096
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 173
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55,070

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,477
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 907
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 112.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 64.1
  • Other - 48.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 60,967
  • Male householders: 12,903 (3,176 living alone), Female householders: 11,460 (3,425 living alone)
  • 12,142 spouses (12,089 opposite-sex spouses), 2,094 unmarried partners, (2,039 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 17,007 children (14,869 natural, 749 adopted, 1,387 stepchildren), 1,414 grandchildren, 389 brothers or sisters, 349 parents, 151 foster children, 940 other relatives, 1,428 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 706

Size of family households: 8,012 2-persons, 3,292 3-persons, 2,185 4-persons, 1,432 5-persons, 805 6-persons, 577 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,598 1-person, 1,188 2-persons, 180 3-persons, 48 4-persons, 28 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

8,966 married couples with children.
3,871 single-parent households (1,685 men, 2,186 women).

89.8% of residents of St. Joseph speak English at home.
6.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (26% speak English very well, 47% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $270,677,000 ($4,299 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,537,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $141,524,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $65,663,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,120,000
Federal grants: $48,432,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,268,000 ($512,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,671,000 ($675,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,478,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $59,418,000
Federal Government insurance: $33,826,000

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

Births: 4,883
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,962
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +691
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,962
Here -31 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in St. Joseph County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.42 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built in St. Joseph County, Michigan
  • Year house built in St. Joseph County, Michigan
  • 4932014 or later
  • 2742010 to 2013
  • 2,2992000 to 2009
  • 3,2581990 to 1999
  • 2,5291980 to 1989
  • 5,1331970 to 1979
  • 2,6281960 to 1969
  • 3,3671950 to 1959
  • 1,7991940 to 1949
  • 6,2581939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in St. Joseph County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in St. Joseph County, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in St. Joseph County, Michigan
  • 121 room
  • 562 rooms
  • 3843 rooms
  • 1,2984 rooms
  • 3,2435 rooms
  • 4,0036 rooms
  • 3,2677 rooms
  • 2,3868 rooms
  • 3,6189+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Joseph County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Joseph County, Michigan
  • 1311 room
  • 2982 rooms
  • 7583 rooms
  • 1,5884 rooms
  • 1,3205 rooms
  • 8626 rooms
  • 5747 rooms
  • 3348 rooms
  • 2329+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in St. Joseph County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in St. Joseph County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in St. Joseph County, Michigan
  • 32no bedroom
  • 4511 bedroom
  • 3,6752 bedrooms
  • 8,9153 bedrooms
  • 3,7294 bedrooms
  • 1,4825+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Joseph County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Joseph County, Michigan
  • 144no bedroom
  • 1,2701 bedroom
  • 2,3792 bedrooms
  • 1,8273 bedrooms
  • 3874 bedrooms
  • 955+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in St. Joseph County, Michigan 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
  • 841no vehicle
  • 4,9841 vehicle
  • 7,6902 vehicles
  • 2,8923 vehicles
  • 1,2384 vehicles
  • 6255+ 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
  • 1,051no vehicle
  • 2,9091 vehicle
  • 1,6602 vehicles
  • 4063 vehicles
  • 734 vehicles
  • 65+ vehicles

87.0% of St. Joseph County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Michigan.

St. Joseph County:

87.0%
State average:

86.2%

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

  • This state: 41,685
  • Other state: 16,733
  • Northeast: 1,069
  • Midwest: 11,462
  • South: 2,657
  • West: 1,444
Year householders moved into unit in St. Joseph County, MI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in St. Joseph County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 61.0%Utility gas
  • 22.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.9%Wood
  • 6.2%Electricity
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 63.9%Utility gas
  • 17.9%Electricity
  • 12.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 545
Here:

8.0%
Michigan:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 175
Here:

5.3%
Michigan:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 185
Here:

12.7%
Michigan:

14.3%

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 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $6,372,000
    Solid Waste Management: $208,000
    Parks and Recreation: $75,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $16,447,000
    General - Other: $11,443,000
    Regular Highways: $7,655,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,060,000
    Police Protection: $2,761,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,323,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,317,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,044,000
    Financial Administration: $794,000
    Parks and Recreation: $583,000
    General Public Buildings: $481,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $240,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,319,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,623,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,287,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,961,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $326,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $499,000
    General Revenue - Other: $272,000
    Interest Earnings: $191,000
    Special Assessments: $86,000
    Rents: $21,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,433,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,165,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,093,000
    Other: $3,406,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,429,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,378,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,668,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $186,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,724,000

St. Joseph County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $6,372,000
    Solid Waste Management: $208,000
    Parks and Recreation: $75,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $16,447,000
    General - Other: $11,443,000
    Regular Highways: $7,655,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,060,000
    Police Protection: $2,761,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,323,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,317,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,044,000
    Financial Administration: $794,000
    Parks and Recreation: $583,000
    General Public Buildings: $481,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $240,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,319,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,623,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,287,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,961,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $326,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $499,000
    General Revenue - Other: $272,000
    Interest Earnings: $191,000
    Special Assessments: $86,000
    Rents: $21,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,433,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,165,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,093,000
    Other: $3,406,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,429,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,378,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,668,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $186,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,724,000

St. Joseph County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $6,372,000
    Solid Waste Management: $208,000
    Parks and Recreation: $75,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $16,447,000
    General - Other: $11,443,000
    Regular Highways: $7,655,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,060,000
    Police Protection: $2,761,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,323,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,317,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,044,000
    Financial Administration: $794,000
    Parks and Recreation: $583,000
    General Public Buildings: $481,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $240,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,319,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,623,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,287,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,961,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $326,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $499,000
    General Revenue - Other: $272,000
    Interest Earnings: $191,000
    Special Assessments: $86,000
    Rents: $21,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,433,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,165,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,093,000
    Other: $3,406,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,429,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,378,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,668,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $186,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,724,000

St. Joseph County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $6,372,000
    Solid Waste Management: $208,000
    Parks and Recreation: $75,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $16,447,000
    General - Other: $11,443,000
    Regular Highways: $7,655,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,060,000
    Police Protection: $2,761,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,323,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,317,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,044,000
    Financial Administration: $794,000
    Parks and Recreation: $583,000
    General Public Buildings: $481,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $240,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,319,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,623,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,287,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,961,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $326,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $499,000
    General Revenue - Other: $272,000
    Interest Earnings: $191,000
    Special Assessments: $86,000
    Rents: $21,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,433,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,165,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,093,000
    Other: $3,406,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,429,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,378,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,668,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $186,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,724,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,189
  • Number of aged recipients: 65
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,124
  • Number of recipients under 18: 202
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 830
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 157
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 439
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 584
Most common first names in St. Joseph County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John38574.8 years
Mary34379.0 years
Robert34270.6 years
William30974.4 years
James26270.1 years
Charles25175.5 years
George20377.0 years
Helen18180.2 years
Dorothy17377.1 years
Donald17172.6 years
Most common last names in St. Joseph County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller19375.8 years
Smith17574.2 years
Johnson11875.4 years
Brown8476.3 years
Jones7473.6 years
Davis6575.0 years
Reed6373.6 years
Yoder6278.5 years
Kline6176.9 years
Wagner6178.1 years
Businesses in St. Joseph County, MI
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1Lane Furniture2
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets7
Applebee's2Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's4
AutoZone2Meijer1
Burger King2Nike2
Chevrolet3Penske2
Curves1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen2RadioShack2
Ethan Allen1Rite Aid2
FedEx4Sears2
GNC2Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Subway5
H&R Block4Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell2
Home Depot1U-Haul2
Jones New York1UPS7
KFC2Walgreens2
Kmart1Walmart2
Kroger1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy1

St. Joseph County on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"