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St. Joseph County, Indiana

Named by early missionaries for the St. Josesph River and organized in 1830

County Seat: South Bend

Largest City: South Bend (2014 population: 101,190)

Population per Square Mile: 584.45

Square Miles: 457.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)266,92954.1%6,483,797
Today (2014)267,61854.1%6,596,855
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*270,58653.9%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.3%34 1.7%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2013-2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-71490 -7,849
Net International Migration5136 10,472
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,07574.3%24,994

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2014NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)17,34056.5%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)46,931517.5%17.6%
College Age (18 to 24)29,572611.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)66,627524.9%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)68,833525.7%26.3%
Seniors (65 and older)38,315414.3%14.3%
Median Age36.6  Median Age = 37.5

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,43340.5%0.4%
Asian Alone6,11172.3%2.0%
Black Alone35,353413.2%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone26440.1%0.1%
White217,150581.1%86.1%
Two or More Race Groups7,30742.7%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic245,791591.8%93.4%
Hispanic21,82758.2%6.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2013 (Includes detail not shown below)101,9475100.0%100.0%
Married With Children18,950518.6%19.8%
Married Without Children28,343527.8%30.1%
Single Parents10,512410.3%9.8%
Living Alone30,314429.7%27.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2014 (estimate)115,5875100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2013 (includes vacant units)114,9264100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
70,900561.7%62.0%
Median Value (2013)$115,10036  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
31,047427.0%26.6%
Median Rent (2013)$59114  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2014/2015 Total Reported) 45,40954.0%1,130,285
Public38,67253.7%1,045,779
Adults (25+ in 2013 ACS)171,36254.0%4,258,878
with High School diploma or higher87.8%27 87.2%
with B.A. or higher degree26.5%9 23.2%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2013$37,9893298.4%38,622
Median Household Income in 201340,9788286.3%$47,508
Poverty Rate in 201320.1%7127.2%15.8%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1829.1%8132.9%21.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201343943.7%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 201343,88944.8%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 201522,35644.4%513,791

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20133,55754.3%83,115
Births to Teens, 201329254.3%6,810
Deaths, 20132,56344.2%60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force128,90654.0%3,230,540
Employed120,25954.0%3,035,581
Unemployed8,64744.4%194,959
Annual Unemployment Rate6.726111.7%6.0
July 2015 Unemployment Rate5.128106.3%4.8

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2013 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work149,490100.0%$7,433,970100.0%$49,729
Wage and Salary126,78584.8%$5,116,34568.8%$40,354
Farm Proprietors6010.4%$36,6940.5%$61,055
Nonfarm Proprietors22,10414.8%$1,057,64814.2%$47,849
Farm7870.5%$44,3000.6%$56,290
Nonfarm148,70399.5%$7,389,67099.4%$49,694
Private134,10589.7%$6,640,64389.3%$49,518
  Accommodation, Food Serv.11,1927.5%$211,6092.8%$18,907
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,4631.6%$28,9110.4%$11,738
  Construction5,8523.9%$342,3404.6%$58,500
  Health Care, Social Serv.21,30714.3%$1,146,35715.4%$53,802
  Information2,1741.5%$121,1261.6%$55,716
  Manufacturing14,91910.0%$1,156,40415.6%$77,512
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7,3994.9%$567,5177.6%$76,702
  Retail Trade16,17110.8%$464,0636.2%$28,697
  Trans., Warehousing3,9622.7%$252,8993.4%$63,831
  Wholesale Trade6,4074.3%$434,9695.9%$67,890
  Other Private (not above)42,25928.3%$1,914,44825.8%$45,303
Government14,5989.8%$749,02710.1%$51,310

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2014UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed428100.0%100.0%$67,951$3,222,176
Single-Family25860.3%68.1%$60,236$2,748,532
2-Family20.5%2.0%340$40,304
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.1%$0$18,185
5+ Family16839.3%28.7%$7,375$415,155

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in St. Joseph County

NamePopulation
in 2014
Percent of County
Indian Village1320.0%
Lakeville7850.3%
Mishawaka48,17418.0%
New Carlisle1,8480.7%
North Liberty1,9130.7%
Osceola2,4690.9%
Roseland6250.2%
South Bend101,19037.8%
Walkerton2,2560.8%
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