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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%
Two or More Race Groups7,30742.7%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

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)
Median Value (2013)$115,10036  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
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
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 2014$40,43318102.2%39,578
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 201431643.3%9,498
Food Stamp Recipients in 201441,92444.8%878,155
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 201422,28744.3%514,128

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
Annual Unemployment Rate6.726111.7%6.0
October 2015 Unemployment Rate4.429104.8%4.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work151,658100.0%$7,773,082100.0%$51,254
Wage and Salary129,00185.1%$5,322,53968.5%$41,260
Farm Proprietors6050.4%$12,4190.2%$20,527
Nonfarm Proprietors22,05214.5%$1,133,36714.6%$51,395
  Accommodation, Food Serv.11,3457.5%$223,5482.9%$19,705
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,3741.6%$33,6470.4%$14,173
  Health Care, Social Serv.21,73514.3%$1,207,53215.5%$55,557
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7,3694.9%$566,6437.3%$76,896
  Retail Trade16,31310.8%$482,1496.2%$29,556
  Trans., Warehousing3,9882.6%$269,9753.5%$67,697
  Wholesale Trade6,5274.3%$467,7176.0%$71,659
  Other Private (not above)43,299*28.6%*$2,077,966*26.7%*$47,991*

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, 2014UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed428100.0%100.0%$67,951$3,222,176
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

in 2014
Percent of County
Indian Village1320.0%
New Carlisle1,8480.7%
North Liberty1,9130.7%
South Bend101,19037.8%
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