St. Joseph County, IN

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2022 Population
272,388
0.125% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.7
0.272% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.4%
0.197% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,877
5.59% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$165,700
16.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
131,170
0.106% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, St. Joseph County, IN had a population of 272k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $61,877. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of St. Joseph County, IN grew from 272,049 to 272,388, a 0.125% increase and its median household income grew from $58,599 to $61,877, a 5.59% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Joseph County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.07%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.35%), and White (Hispanic) (3.29%).

None of the households in St. Joseph County, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in St. Joseph County, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Joseph County, IN are University of Notre Dame (4,755 degrees awarded in 2022), Indiana University-South Bend (924 degrees), and Saint Mary's College (415 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in St. Joseph County, IN was $165,700, and the homeownership rate was 68.1%.

Most people in St. Joseph County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Joseph County, IN was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

St. Joseph County, IN is home to a population of 272k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.56% of St. Joseph County, IN residents were born outside of the country (17.9k people).

In 2022, there were 5.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (192k people) in St. Joseph County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of St. Joseph County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in St. Joseph County, IN was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Joseph County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    192k ± 580
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    34.3k ± 987
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    11.1k ± 1.12k
9.53%
Hispanic Population
25.9k people

In 2022, there were 5.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (192k people) in St. Joseph County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.53% of the people in St. Joseph County, IN are hispanic (25.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in St. Joseph County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    101,350 ± 7,757 people
  2. India
    35,477 ± 4,612 people
  3. China
    18,850 ± 3,366 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 101,350 Indiana residents, followed by India with 35,477 and China with 18,850.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.56%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17.9k people
6.31%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
17.2k people

As of 2022, 6.56% of St. Joseph County, IN residents (17.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Joseph County, IN was 6.31%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,267 ± 428
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,606 ± 524
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,458 ± 272

St. Joseph County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of St. Joseph County, IN employs 131k people. The largest industries in St. Joseph County, IN are Manufacturing (22,343 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,834 people), and Educational Services (18,486 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($165,313), Utilities ($70,833), and Public Administration ($58,611).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,980. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

131k
2022 Value
± 2,695
−0.106%
1 Year decline
± 2.91%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Joseph County, IN declined at a rate of −0.106%, from 131k employees to 131k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Joseph County, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,728 people), Management Occupations (13,185 people), and Production Occupations (12,609 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Joseph County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

131k
2022 Value
± 2,695
−0.106%
1 Year decline
± 2.91%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Joseph County, IN declined at a rate of −0.106%, from 131k employees to 131k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Joseph County, IN, are Manufacturing (22,343 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,834 people), and Educational Services (18,486 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Joseph County, IN, though some of these residents may live in St. Joseph County, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,416
Median earning men ± $1,740
$33,007
Median earning women ± $888

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,498), Wholesale Trade ($58,170), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,857).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($52,635), Wholesale Trade ($44,570), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,934).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,269
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,589
    Manufacturing
  3. 1,449
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in St. Joseph County, IN went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (46.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.67%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in St. Joseph County, IN awarded 6,669 degrees. The student population of St. Joseph County, IN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,247 male students and 11,776 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Joseph County, IN are White (4,455 and 73.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (743 and 12.2%), Two or More Races (300 and 4.94%), and Black or African American (262 and 4.31%).

The largest universities in St. Joseph County, IN by number of degrees awarded are University of Notre Dame (4,755 and 71.3%), Indiana University-South Bend (924 and 13.9%), and Saint Mary's College (415 and 6.22%).

The most popular majors in St. Joseph County, IN are General Business Administration & Management (378 and 5.67%), General Business (330 and 4.95%), and General Finance (306 and 4.59%).

The median tuition costs in St. Joseph County, IN are $41,190 for private four year colleges, and $7,274 and $20,634 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in St. Joseph County, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 26.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 41.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 21,023 (44% men and 56% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 21,023 students enrolled in St. Joseph County, IN, 44% men and 56% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,994 records, of which 56.4% were women and 43.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 260 degrees awarded
  2. 245 degrees awarded
  3. 215 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in St. Joseph County, IN was General Finance with 260 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in St. Joseph County, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,755 degrees awarded
  2. 924 degrees awarded
  3. 415 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Notre Dame with 4,755 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,074 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Joseph County, IN, which is 0.855 times less than the 3,595 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,455 degrees mean that there were 6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 743 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($41,190) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($805) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Joseph County, IN was $165,700 in 2022, which is 0.588 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $142,300 to $165,700, a 16.4% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Joseph County, IN is 68.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in St. Joseph County, IN have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Joseph County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Joseph County, IN is $61,877. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in St. Joseph County, IN was Census Tract 114.04 with a value of $147,534, followed by Census Tract 113.04 and Census Tract 16, with respective values of $123,264 and $115,228.

In 2022, 12.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in St. Joseph County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.902%.

Property

$165,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,422
$73,223
Median Property Taxes
±$1,981

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Joseph County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.1%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.1% of the housing units in St. Joseph County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 114.04
  2. Census Tract 113.04
  3. Census Tract 16

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Joseph County, IN was Census Tract 114.04 with a value of $147,534, followed by Census Tract 113.04 and Census Tract 16, with respective values of $123,264 and $115,228.

The following map shows all of the tracts in St. Joseph County, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$61,877
Median Household Income
± $1,554
107k
Number of Households
± 2,432

In 2022, the median household income of the 107k households in St. Joseph County, IN grew to $61,877 from the previous year's value of $58,599.

The following chart displays the households in St. Joseph County, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Joseph County, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.74%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.38%)

In 2022, 76.4% of workers in St. Joseph County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.74%) and those who worked at home (8.38%).

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Joseph County, IN have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.27% of the workforce in St. Joseph County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in St. Joseph County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.902%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Joseph County, IN (37.5k out of 260k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Joseph County, IN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16% of the children was living in poverty in St. Joseph County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 426 in St. Joseph County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 32.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.6% of the population of St. Joseph County, IN has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 0.991% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in St. Joseph County, IN see 1062 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1074 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1578 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 409 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,062 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Joseph County, IN

Primary care physicians in St. Joseph County, IN see an average of 1,062 patients per year. This represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1,074 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 23.3% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.4%
Uninsured
50.7%
Employer Coverage
17.2%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
0.991%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Joseph County, IN declined by 1.76% from 7.53% to 7.4%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 70.2 in St. Joseph County, IN.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.8% in St. Joseph County, IN.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.2% in St. Joseph County, IN.

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