Saint Joseph, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saint Joseph, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Saint Joseph had a population of 8,393 as of July 1, 2016. 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 Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Joseph is located at latitude 42.0991 and longitude -86.4891 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saint Joseph (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.21 sq. miles and a water area of 1.58 sq. miles. Berrien County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 633 feet.

The City of Saint Joseph (GNIS ID: 1627031) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2016.

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Saint Joseph, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,393
Population in Households 7,763
Population in Familes 5,270
Population in Group Qrtrs 630
Population Density1 2,611
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 3,930
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 1,918
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,280 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,649 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 887 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $184,517
Average Home Value $270,232


Median Household Income $50,360
Average Household Income $70,329
Per Capita Income $34,921
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.07%
Households -0.01% 0.03%
Families -0.19% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Saint Joseph, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Joseph to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 124 82nd
Population Density1 # 95 86th
Diversity Index2 # 145 79th
Median Household Income # 232 67th
Per Capita Income # 67 90th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.