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Population (year 2000): 8,789. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,675 (-1.3% change)
Males: 4,304 (49.0%), Females: 4,485 (51.0%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 39.3 years
Median household income: $37,032 (year 2000)
Median house value: $100,000 (year 2000)

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Races in St. Joseph:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.6%)
  • Black (5.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Asian Indian (1.1%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (35.9%), English (15.2%), Irish (14.9%), Polish (7.0%), Italian (4.6%), United States (3.9%).Joseph, Michigan

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 3.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in St. Joseph

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in St. Joseph city

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

5.3% Foreign born (2.3% Europe, 1.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -481 (-5.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bend, IN South (33.4 miles pop. 107,789).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (84.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Plain, MI (2.3 miles Fair Harbor, MI Benton (2.6 miles MI (3.1 miles Shoreham, Heights, MI (4.7 miles Benton MI (6.4 miles Stevensville, MI (9.8 miles Baroda, Michigan Beach, MI (11.2 miles Lake MI (12.0 miles Bridgman,
Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1996: 7 buildings, average cost: $251,300
  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $185,500
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $296,700
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $207,900
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $208,300
  • 2003: 37 buildings, average cost: $208,300
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $429,300
  • 2005: 24 buildings, average cost: $429,300

Latitude: 42.10 N, Longitude: 86.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 269


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.5%), Educational,health and social services (22.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,754 (+65.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,589 (36.6%)


 

Crime in St. Joseph by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 4 2 2 2
    per 100,000 45.5 22.8 22.8 22.8
Robberies 4 0 1 2
    per 100,000 45.5 0.0 11.4 22.8
Assaults 9 9 6 0
    per 100,000 102.4 102.4 68.3 0.0
Burglaries 46 38 38 20
    per 100,000 523.4 432.4 432.4 227.6
Thefts 334 264 237 235
    per 100,000 3800.2 3003.8 2696.6 2673.8
Auto thefts 11 7 3 6
    per 100,000 125.2 79.6 34.1 68.3
251.0 186.4 167.0 144.3

Average climate in St. Joseph, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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St. Joseph-area historical tornado activity is near Michigan state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 43.5 miles away from the St. Joseph city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/13/1980, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the city center injured 15 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near St. Joseph:
  • LAKELAND HOSPITAL, ST JOSEPH (about 2 miles; SAINT JOSEPH, MI)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; WATERVLIET, MI)
  • BERRIEN GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; BERRIEN CENTER, MI)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to St. Joseph:
  • SOUTH BEND REGIONAL (about 30 miles; SOUTH BEND, IN; ID: SBN)
  • ELKHART MUNI (about 43 miles; ELKHART, IN; ID: EKM)
  • PORTER COUNTY MUNI (about 58 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; ID: VPZ)
Other public-use airports nearest to St. Joseph:
  • SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN REGIONAL (about 5 miles; BENTON HARBOR, MI; ID: BEH)
  • ANDREWS UNIVERSITY AIRPARK (about 14 miles; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; ID: C20)
  • WATERVLIET MUNI (about 18 miles; WATERVLIET, MI; ID: 40C)

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

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 9 $26,958 $35,944 3 $2,438
Financial Administration 6 $18,046 $36,092 0 $0
Other Government Administration 6 $24,591 $49,182 1 $1,202
Police Protection - Officers 19 $73,996 $46,734 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $10,045 $40,180 0 $0
Natural Resources 3 $9,173 $36,692 0 $0
Water Supply 16 $48,354 $36,265 0 $0
Local Libraries 7 $14,139 $24,238 15 $8,827
Police - Other 6 $14,801 $29,602 4 $1,417
Firefighters 13 $51,303 $47,356 0 $0
Streets and Highways 12 $34,078 $34,078 1 $496
Solid Waste Management 3 $7,257 $29,028 0 $0
Sewerage 3 $9,638 $38,552 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 7 $17,998 $30,853 12 $4,494
Totals for Government 113 $360,375 $38,269 36 $18,874
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to St. Joseph:
  • ANDREWS UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,342)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME (about 32 miles; NOTRE DAME, IN; FT enrollment: 10,633)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-SOUTH BEND (about 37 miles; SOUTH BEND, IN; FT enrollment: 4,725)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-NORTH CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 48 miles; WESTVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • HOPE COLLEGE (about 53 miles; HOLLAND, MI; FT enrollment: 2,918)
  • KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; FT enrollment: 5,017)
  • VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; FT enrollment: 3,376)
Public high school in St. Joseph:
  • ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,030; Location: 2521 STADIUM DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in St. Joseph:
  • UPTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 686; Location: 800 MAIDEN LANE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CLARKE SCHOOL (Students: 336; Location: 515 E. GLENLORD ROAD; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • BROWN SCHOOL (Students: 290; Location: 2831 GARDEN LANE; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • LINCOLN SCHOOL (Students: 285; Location: 1102 ORCHARD AVENUE; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • JEFFERSON SCHOOL (Students: 225; Location: 2214 S. STATE STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • NORTH LINCOLN SCHOOL (Students: 97; Location: 3275 LINCOLN AVENUE; Grades: UG - UG)

Notable locations in St. Joseph: Wolfs Island Marina (A), West Basin Marina (B), City of Benton Harbor Waterworks (C), Speidel Marina (D).

Church in St. Joseph: Zion Church (A).

Creek: Hickory Creek (A).

Parks in St. Joseph include: Kiwanis Park (1), Tiscornia Park (2).


St. Joseph compared to Michigan state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in St. Joseph:
  • WHFB (1060 AM; 5 kW; BENTON HARBOR-ST. JO, MI; Owner: WHFB B/CST ASSOCIATES LTD PARTNERSHP)
  • WSJM (1400 AM; 1 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSBT (960 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in St. Joseph:
  • WHFB-FM (99.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WHFB BROADCAST ASSOCIATES L P)
  • WIRX (107.1 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WYTZ (97.5 FM; BRIDGMAN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WCNF (94.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • W210BB (89.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WAUS (90.7 FM; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: ANDREWS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCSY-FM (98.3 FM; SOUTH HAVEN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • W216BX (91.1 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WSMK (99.1 FM; BUCHANAN, MI; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WZBL (103.7 FM; HARTFORD, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WWLV (102.3 FM; NEW CARLISLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around St. Joseph:
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYGN-LP (Channel 12; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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