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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%
Two or More Race Groups7,48142.8%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 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)
Median Value (2014)$113,40038  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
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
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 2014$40,43318102.2%39,578
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
Annual Unemployment Rate5.034104.2%4.8
September 2016 Unemployment Rate4.524107.1%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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed435100.0%100.0%$77,558$3,737,044
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

in 2015
Percent of County
Indian Village1330.0%
New Carlisle1,8530.7%
North Liberty1,9190.7%
South Bend101,51637.8%
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