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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 (2015 population: 101,516)

Population per Square Mile: 586.24

Square Miles: 457.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)266,92954.1%6,484,192
Today (2015)268,44154.1%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*270,58653.9%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.6%28 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-91689 -14,881
Net International Migration5976 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,17864.7%25,260

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)17,52156.5%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)46,721517.4%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)29,711611.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)66,643524.8%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)68,585525.5%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)39,260414.6%14.6%
Median Age36.6  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,46140.5%0.4%
Asian Alone6,23072.3%2.1%
Black Alone35,772413.3%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone28740.1%0.1%
White217,210580.9%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups7,48142.8%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic245,823591.6%93.3%
Hispanic22,61858.4%6.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)101,7595100.0%100.0%
Married With Children18,427518.1%19.4%
Married Without Children28,665528.2%30.1%
Single Parents10,730410.5%9.9%
Living Alone30,289429.8%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)115,7785100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)115,1624100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
69,630560.5%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$113,40038  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
32,129427.9%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$59714  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2015/2016 Total Reported) 44,83854.0%1,108,151
Public39,20253.7%1,046,058
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)172,00554.0%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher88.4%28 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree27.2%9 23.6%

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 2015$43,04014102.6%41,940
Median Household Income in 201446,3885493.9%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 201417.2%19113.2%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1826.5%12125.0%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201528743.4%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 201538,55344.8%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 201621,93844.3%504,539

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, 20143,48054.1%84,080
Births to Teens, 201428044.5%6,277
Deaths, 20142,64944.4%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force130,91254.0%3,265,761
Employed124,37454.0%3,109,217
Unemployed6,53844.2%156,544
Annual Unemployment Rate5.034104.2%4.8
October 2016 Unemployment Rate4.223107.7%3.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work157,640100.0%$8,311,686100.0%$52,726
Wage and Salary131,80083.6%$5,614,11067.5%$42,596
Farm Proprietors5970.4%$-8,083-0.1%$-13,539
Nonfarm Proprietors25,24316.0%$1,401,89016.9%$55,536
Farm7180.5%$-2,801-0.0%$-3,901
Nonfarm156,92299.5%$8,314,487100.0%$52,985
Private142,43590.4%$7,547,91690.8%$52,992
  Accommodation, Food Serv.11,8297.5%$234,9742.8%$19,864
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,5041.6%$284,4343.4%$113,592
  Construction6,7504.3%$421,1225.1%$62,388
  Health Care, Social Serv.22,44614.2%$1,240,11114.9%$55,249
  Information2,1631.4%$124,4691.5%$57,545
  Manufacturing15,6579.9%$1,282,42015.4%$81,907
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7,1244.5%$645,3237.8%$90,584
  Retail Trade16,80210.7%$484,0685.8%$28,810
  Trans., Warehousing4,1832.7%$187,0092.2%$44,707
  Wholesale Trade7,1244.5%$530,8706.4%$74,519
  Other Private (not above)45,590*28.9%*$2,109,704*25.4%*$46,276*
Government14,4879.2%$766,5719.2%$52,914

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed435100.0%100.0%$77,558$3,737,044
Single-Family29166.9%68.4%$62,363$2,929,210
2-Family00.0%2.8%0$54,124
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family14433.1%27.2%$15,195$722,054

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 2015
Percent of County
Indian Village1330.0%
Lakeville7880.3%
Mishawaka48,26118.0%
New Carlisle1,8530.7%
North Liberty1,9190.7%
Osceola2,4770.9%
Roseland6280.2%
South Bend101,51637.8%
Walkerton2,2640.8%
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