St. Joseph County MI Information


St. Joseph County Subdivisions

St. Joseph County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 62,154
Population in Households 61,389
Population in Familes 50,361
Population in Group Qrtrs 765
Population Density1 124
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 23,692
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 16,415
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,638 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,054 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,827 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $115,266
Average Home Value $145,503


Median Household Income $46,294
Average Household Income $57,260
Per Capita Income $21,971
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.24%
Households 0.31% 0.3%
Families 0.14% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.


St. Joseph County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares St. Joseph County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents 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 # 32 63rd
Population Density1 # 29 66th
Diversity Index2 # 21 76th
Median Household Income # 27 69th
Per Capita Income # 56 34th

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