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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 (2016 population: 101,735)

Population per Square Mile: 587.77

Square Miles: 457.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)266,92954.1%6,484,136
Today (2016)269,14154.1%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*270,58653.9%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.8%28 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-34982 -12,135
Net International Migration5376 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)98774.4%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)17,47856.5%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)46,841517.4%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)29,705611.0%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)66,884524.9%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)67,995525.3%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)40,238415.0%14.9%
Median Age36.5  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,43640.5%0.4%
Asian Alone6,45172.4%2.2%
Black Alone36,070413.4%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone28240.1%0.1%
White217,043580.6%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups7,85942.9%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic246,086591.4%93.2%
Hispanic23,05558.6%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)102,0055100.0%100.0%
Married With Children18,056517.7%19.2%
Married Without Children29,254528.7%30.0%
Single Parents10,424410.2%9.8%
Living Alone30,660430.1%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)115,9885100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)114,5464100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
69,843561.0%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$114,80040  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
32,162428.1%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$59519  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 44,81354.0%1,110,866
Public39,23953.7%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)172,85454.0%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher88%35 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree27.9%10 24.1%

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 2016$44,56812103.4%43,097
Median Household Income in 201546,8816692.8%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201516.7%14116.0%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1824.5%18120.1%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201626343.5%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 201634,49844.8%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/201721,15844.3%495,330

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, 20153,48054.1%84,008
Births to Teens, 201526154.4%5,876
Deaths, 20152,67944.3%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force133,80954.0%3,326,893
Employed127,74854.0%3,179,806
Unemployed6,06144.1%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.541102.3%4.4
September 2017 Unemployment Rate3.61105.9%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work160,706100.0%$8,524,590100.0%$53,045
Wage and Salary134,67783.8%$5,826,86968.4%$43,266
Farm Proprietors5970.4%$-1,064-0.0%$-1,782
Nonfarm Proprietors25,43215.8%$1,274,12914.9%$50,099
Farm7190.4%$4,0470.0%$5,629
Nonfarm159,98799.6%$8,520,543100.0%$53,258
Private145,36990.5%$7,741,94490.8%$53,257
  Accommodation, Food Serv.12,2437.6%$245,8052.9%$20,077
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,5591.6%$39,1910.5%$15,315
  Construction6,9774.3%$449,9775.3%$64,494
  Health Care, Social Serv.22,77414.2%$1,301,43515.3%$57,146
  Information2,0061.2%$114,6711.3%$57,164
  Manufacturing15,7849.8%$1,303,12715.3%$82,560
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7,4254.6%$749,7308.8%$100,974
  Retail Trade16,91910.5%$514,4556.0%$30,407
  Trans., Warehousing4,4612.8%$189,3462.2%$42,445
  Wholesale Trade7,3314.6%$614,3167.2%$83,797
  Other Private (not above)46,650*29.0%*$2,215,684*26.0%*$47,496*
Government14,6189.1%$778,5999.1%$53,263

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed291100.0%100.0%$64,011$3,875,847
Single-Family22376.6%75.2%$56,027$3,417,822
2-Family20.7%3.1%224$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family6622.7%20.9%$7,760$372,642

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 2016
Percent of County
Indian Village1330.0%
Lakeville7880.3%
Mishawaka48,67918.1%
New Carlisle1,8650.7%
North Liberty1,9200.7%
Osceola2,4790.9%
Roseland6280.2%
South Bend101,73537.8%
Walkerton2,2620.8%
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