St. Joseph, MO

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2022 Population
72,198
1.29% 1-year decline
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.9
0.531% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.1%
4.74% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,515
7.87% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$138,100
14.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
32,658
2.13% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, St. Joseph, MO had a population of 72.2k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $54,515. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of St. Joseph, MO declined from 73,138 to 72,198, a −1.29% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,540 to $54,515, a 7.87% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Joseph, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (79%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.67%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.58%), Other (Hispanic) (2.85%), and White (Hispanic) (2.34%).

None of the households in St. Joseph, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.8% of the residents in St. Joseph, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Joseph, MO are Missouri Western State University (814 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in St. Joseph, MO was $138,100, and the homeownership rate was 59.9%.

Most people in St. Joseph, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.1 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Joseph, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

St. Joseph, MO is home to a population of 72.2k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.37% of St. Joseph, MO residents were born outside of the country (3.16k people).

In 2022, there were 11.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57k people) in St. Joseph, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.82k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.31k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
97.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of St. Joseph, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in St. Joseph, MO was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Joseph, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    57k ± 546
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.82k ± 401
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.31k ± 596
7.77%
Hispanic Population
5.61k people

In 2022, there were 11.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57k people) in St. Joseph, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.82k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.31k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.77% of the people in St. Joseph, MO are hispanic (5.61k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    37,430 ± 4,735 people
  2. India
    22,246 ± 3,655 people
  3. China
    18,085 ± 3,297 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 37,430 Missouri residents, followed by India with 22,246 and China with 18,085.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.37%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.16k people
4.28%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.13k people

As of 2022, 4.37% of St. Joseph, MO residents (3.16k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Joseph, MO was 4.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,694 ± 244
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    928 ± 224
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    709 ± 198

St. Joseph, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of St. Joseph, MO employs 32.7k people. The largest industries in St. Joseph, MO are Manufacturing (6,477 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,322 people), and Retail Trade (3,690 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($63,426), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,918), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,531).

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,490. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

32.7k
2022 Value
± 1,344
−2.13%
1 Year decline
± 5.87%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Joseph, MO declined at a rate of −2.13%, from 33.4k employees to 32.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Joseph, MO, are Production Occupations (4,152 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,007 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,956 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Joseph, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

32.7k
2022 Value
± 1,344
−2.13%
1 Year decline
± 5.87%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Joseph, MO declined at a rate of −2.13%, from 33.4k employees to 32.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Joseph, MO, are Manufacturing (6,477 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,322 people), and Retail Trade (3,690 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Joseph, MO, though some of these residents may live in St. Joseph, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,737
Median earning men ± $2,089
$33,441
Median earning women ± $1,666

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,208), Manufacturing ($51,859), and Public Administration ($51,331).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,077), Wholesale Trade ($52,682), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,698).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.94M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in St. Joseph, MO awarded 814 degrees. The student population of St. Joseph, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,539 male students and 2,484 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Joseph, MO are White (634 and 79.1%), followed by Black or African American (69 and 8.6%), Two or More Races (51 and 6.36%), and Asian (20 and 2.49%).

The largest universities in St. Joseph, MO by number of degrees awarded are Missouri Western State University (814 and 100%).

The most popular majors in St. Joseph, MO are Registered Nursing (104 and 12.8%), General Business Administration & Management (76 and 9.34%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (57 and 7%).

The median tuition cost in St. Joseph, MO for a public four year colleges is $7,200 for in-state students and $15,120 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2019 in St. Joseph, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 53.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 42.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,023 (38.3% men and 61.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,023 students enrolled in St. Joseph, MO, 38.3% men and 61.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,758 records, of which 63.5% were women and 36.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 104 degrees awarded
  2. 57 degrees awarded
  3. 50 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in St. Joseph, MO was Registered Nursing with 104 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
814 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri Western State University with 814 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 296 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Joseph, MO, which is 0.571 times less than the 518 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 634 degrees mean that there were 9.19 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 69 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($7,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,041) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Joseph, MO was $138,100 in 2022, which is 0.49 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $120,300 to $138,100, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Joseph, MO is 59.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in St. Joseph, MO have an average commute time of 16.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Joseph, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Joseph, MO is $54,515. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in St. Joseph, MO was Census Tract 22 with a value of $92,969, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 28, with respective values of $84,683 and $84,102.

Property

$138,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,139
$17,163
Median Property Taxes
±$906

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Rent vs Own

59.9%
Homeownership
2022
61.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.9% of the housing units in St. Joseph, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 22
  2. Census Tract 1
  3. Census Tract 28

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Joseph, MO was Census Tract 22 with a value of $92,969, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 28, with respective values of $84,683 and $84,102.

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Household Income

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$54,515
Median Household Income
± $2,712
28.6k
Number of Households
± 1,220

In 2022, the median household income of the 28.6k households in St. Joseph, MO grew to $54,515 from the previous year's value of $50,540.

The following chart displays the households in St. Joseph, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Joseph, MO is from Missouri.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.75%)

In 2022, 79.5% of workers in St. Joseph, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12%) and those who worked at home (5.75%).

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Commute Time

16.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Joseph, MO have a shorter commute time (16.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.971% of the workforce in St. Joseph, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Joseph, MO (12.4k out of 68.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Joseph, MO is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

86.4% of the population of St. Joseph, MO has health coverage, with 39.3% on employee plans, 17.4% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Buchanan County, MO see 1680 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.44% increase from the previous year (1640 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1373 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 524 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,680 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Buchanan County, MO

Primary care physicians in Buchanan County, MO see an average of 1,680 patients per year. This represents a 2.44% increase from the previous year (1,640 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Buchanan County, MO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 22.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.6%
Uninsured
39.3%
Employer Coverage
17.4%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
1.48%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Joseph, MO grew by 2.53% from 13.2% to 13.6%.

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