What is the current population of St. Joseph?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of St. Joseph is 74,875. St. Joseph, Missouri is the 479th largest city in the US.

St. Joseph Geography [top]

What county is St. Joseph, Missouri in?

St. Joseph is located entirely in Buchanan County.

What is the size of St. Joseph, Missouri in square miles?

St. Joseph has an area of 44.0 square miles. St. Joseph is the 9th largest city, by area, in Missouri.

St. Joseph Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of St. Joseph?

The peak population of St. Joseph was in 1900, when its population was 102,979. In 1900, St. Joseph was the 34th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 479th largest city in the US. St. Joseph is currently 27.3% smaller than it was in 1900.

How quickly is St. Joseph growing?

St. Joseph has grown 1.0% since the 2000. St. Joseph, Missouri's growth is below average. 77% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of St. Joseph, Missouri?

St. Joseph has a population density of 1,745.3 people per square mile.

St. Joseph Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of St. Joseph, Missouri?

The total voting age population of St. Joseph, Missouri, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 56,644. The voting age population is 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

What percentage of St. Joseph, Missouri residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 15.5% of the residents of St. Joseph are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of St. Joseph, Missouri?

The racial demographics of St. Joseph are 86.1% White, 6.0% Black, 3.8% Two or more races, 1.8% Other, 1.2% Asian, 0.5% American Indian and 0.5% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 7.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of St. Joseph, Missouri residents are below the poverty line?

In St. Joseph, 18.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 27.8%. On a per-household basis, 13.8% of families are below the poverty line in St. Joseph.

What percentage of St. Joseph, Missouri residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 60.8% of St. Joseph residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among St. Joseph, Missouri residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 87.4% of St. Joseph residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 20.5% have a bachelor's degree and 6.8% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of St. Joseph, Missouri residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among St. Joseph residents aged 5 and older, 7.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.2% speak an Asian language.

St. Joseph Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in St. Joseph, Missouri?

The unemployment rate in St. Joseph is 4.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of St. Joseph, Missouri residents work for the government?

In St. Joseph, 12.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in St. Joseph, Missouri?

The median household income in St. Joseph is $48,197.

St. Joseph Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in St. Joseph, Missouri?

In St. Joseph, 58.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in St. Joseph, Missouri?

Renters occupy 41.2% of housing units in St. Joseph.

What percentage of St. Joseph, Missouri housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in St. Joseph, 32.1% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of St. Joseph, Missouri housing units were built after 2000?

In St. Joseph, 8.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,800 units.

What is the median monthly rent in St. Joseph, Missouri?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in St. Joseph is $782.

What percentage of households in St. Joseph, Missouri have broadband internet?

In St. Joseph, 75.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

St. Joseph Population By Year

Population Graph For St. Joseph
Year Population Rank in US
2019 74,875 479
2018 75,959 462
2017 76,442 457
2016 76,472 449
2015 76,596 442
2014 76,967 437
2013 77,147 429
2012 77,176 424
2011 77,023 418
2010 76,780 411
2000 74,078 375
1990 72,065 316
1920 77,939 87
1910 77,403 70
1900 102,979 34
1890 52,324 55
1880 32,431 57
1870 19,565 73

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
469 Hammond, Indiana 75,522 -8.8%
470 Missoula, Montana 75,516 30.8%
471 Missouri City, Texas 75,457 41.0%
472 Pasco, Washington 75,432 121.5%
473 Baldwin Park, California 75,251 -0.9%
474 Iowa City, Iowa 75,130 19.5%
475 Rancho Cordova, California 75,087 39.7%
476 Rock Hill, South Carolina 75,048 47.8%
477 Flagstaff, Arizona 75,038 41.3%
478 Gary, Indiana 74,879 -26.9%
479 St. Joseph, Missouri 74,875 1.0%
480 Arlington Heights, Illinois 74,760 -2.2%
481 Bolingbrook, Illinois 74,545 30.8%
482 Rochester Hills, Michigan 74,516 8.0%
483 Framingham, Massachusetts 74,416
484 Union City, California 74,107 9.8%
485 Appleton, Wisconsin 74,098 5.2%
486 Turlock, California 73,631 29.2%
487 Camden, New Jersey 73,562 -7.7%
488 Bismarck, North Dakota 73,529 31.7%
489 Evanston, Illinois 73,473 -0.9%

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
227 Columbia 123,195 43.2%
246 Independence 116,672 2.7%
317 Lee's Summit 99,357 39.9%
379 O'Fallon 88,673 74.2%
479 St. Joseph 74,875 1.0%
510 St. Charles 71,028 17.0%
659 St. Peters 58,212 13.0%
685 Blue Springs 55,829 15.1%
767 Florissant 50,952 -5.4%
769 Joplin 50,925 11.5%
827 Chesterfield 47,538 1.4%
908 Jefferson City 42,708 5.2%
925 Wentzville 41,784 459.5%
958 Cape Girardeau 40,559 14.3%

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