Saint Joseph, MO Profile: Facts & Data

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Saint Joseph, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Saint Joseph is the 8th largest city in Missouri with a population of 75,699 as of July 1, 2018. Saint Joseph ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Joseph is located at latitude 39.7597 and longitude -94.8211 in Buchanan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saint Joseph (see map below) encompass a land area of 44.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.78 sq. miles. Buchanan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 889 feet.

The City of Saint Joseph (GNIS ID: 2396498) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Saint Joseph is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buchanan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saint Joseph population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saint Joseph: Robidoux Landing, South Saint Joseph.


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Saint Joseph, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 75,699
Population in Households 71,228
Population in Familes 54,184
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,471
Population Density1 1,720
Diversity Index2 37
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,686
Average Household Income $59,984
Per Capita Income $24,028

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 33,384 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,554 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,570 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,259 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $115,818
Average Home Value $149,573
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 29,125
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 17,957
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.18% -0.32%
Households -0.26% -0.38%
Families -0.37% -0.49%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Saint Joseph, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Joseph to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 99th
Population Density # 133 87th
Diversity Index # 102 90th
Median Household Income # 505 51st
Per Capita Income # 472 54th

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