St. Joseph, MO-KS

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Population

127,137

0.0974% decline

Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$49,568

4.09% growth

Poverty Rate

15.5%


Number of Employees

58,577

0.611% growth

Median Property Value

$116,600

2.19% growth

About

In 2017, St. Joseph, MO-KS had a population of 127k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $49,568. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of St. Joseph, MO-KS declined from 127,261 to 127,137, a -0.0974% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,622 to $49,568, a 4.09% increase.

The population of St. Joseph, MO-KS is 85.7% White Alone, 5.19% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.17% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in St. Joseph, MO-KS speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Joseph, MO-KS are Missouri Western State University (899 degrees awarded in 2016), Highland Community College (155186) (622 degrees), and Hillyard Technical Center (91 degrees).

The median property value in St. Joseph, MO-KS is $116,600, and the homeownership rate is 66.1%. Most people in St. Joseph, MO-KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Joseph, MO-KS is 2 cars per household.

St. Joseph, MO-KS borders Kansas City, MO-KS, Maryville, MO, and Atchison, KS.

Economy

The economy of St. Joseph, MO-KS employs 58.6k people. The largest industries in St. Joseph, MO-KS are Manufacturing (10,891 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,489 people), and Retail Trade (6,330 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,100), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,483), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,350).

Median household income in St. Joseph, MO-KS is $49,568. Males in St. Joseph, MO-KS have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in St. Joseph, MO-KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,568

2017 value

± $1,478

4.09%

1 Year Growth

± 4.33%

Households in St. Joseph, MO-KS have a median annual income of $49,568, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,622 in 2016, which represents a 4.09% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Joseph, MO-KS is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Joseph, MO-KS was St. Charles County, MO with a value of $81,594, followed by Platte County, MO and Clay County, MO, with respective values of $74,646 and $66,938.

The following map shows all of the counties in St. Joseph, MO-KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Joseph, MO-KS (18.3k out of 118k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    15,364 ± 821

  2. Black

    1,358 ± 296

  3. Hispanic

    1,187 ± 224

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Joseph, MO-KS 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

58.6k

2017 Value

± 1,538

0.611%

1 Year growth

± 3.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Joseph, MO-KS grew at a rate of 0.611%, from 58.2k employees to 58.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Joseph, MO-KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,768 people), Production Occupations (6,744 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,723 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Joseph, MO-KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Joseph, MO-KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,768 people), Production Occupations (6,744 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,723 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, St. Joseph, MO-KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.99 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.82 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Joseph, MO-KS, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($63,618), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,623), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,969).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

58.6k

2017 Value

± 1,538

0.611%

1 Year growth

± 3.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Joseph, MO-KS grew at a rate of 0.611%, from 58.2k employees to 58.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Joseph, MO-KS, are Manufacturing (10,891 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,489 people), and Retail Trade (6,330 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Joseph, MO-KS, though some of these residents may live in St. Joseph, MO-KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in St. Joseph, MO-KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (10,891 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,489 people), and Retail Trade (6,330 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, St. Joseph, MO-KS has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.84 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.72 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Joseph, MO-KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($51,100), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,483), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,350).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($24B) and Mixed freight ($22.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Missouri products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Missouri trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.1B, followed by Kansas with $13.5B and Texas and $9.57B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Missouri shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.1% of the population of St. Joseph, MO-KS has health coverage, with 48.4% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 2.46% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of St. Joseph, MO-KS was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in St. Joseph, MO-KS see 1418 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1806 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 588 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,418 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,418 patients per year. This represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1,417 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.89%

Uninsured

48.4%

Employer Coverage

13.1%

Medicaid

12.2%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

2.46%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Joseph, MO-KS declined by 14% from 11.5% to 9.89%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Joseph, MO-KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

St. Joseph, MO-KS is home to a population of 127k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.05% of St. Joseph, MO-KS residents were born outside of the country (3.88k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of St. Joseph, MO-KS is composed of 109k White Alone residents (85.7%), 6.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.19%), 6.58k Black or African American Alone residents (5.17%), 3.4k Two or More Races residents (2.68%), 955 Asian Alone residents (0.751%), 364 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.286%), 215 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.169%), and 23 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0181%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in St. Joseph, MO-KS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in St. Joseph, MO-KS was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in St. Joseph, MO-KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all St. Joseph, MO-KS residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.88k people

2.96%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.77k people

As of 2017, 3.05% of St. Joseph, MO-KS residents (3.88k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Joseph, MO-KS was 2.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Missouri residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of St. Joseph, MO-KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in St. Joseph, MO-KS was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    109k ± 32

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.6k ± 686

  3. Black or African American Alone

    6.58k ± 493

In 2017, there were 16.5 times more White Alone residents (109k people) in St. Joseph, MO-KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.6k Hispanic or Latino and 6.58k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in St. Joseph, MO-KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of St. Joseph, MO-KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in St. Joseph, MO-KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of St. Joseph, MO-KS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,223 ± 268

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,439 ± 263

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,370 ± 241

St. Joseph, MO-KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in St. Joseph, MO-KS awarded 1,732 degrees. The student population of St. Joseph, MO-KS is skewed towards women, with 3,934 male students and 5,246 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Joseph, MO-KS are White (1,399 and 82.6%), followed by Black or African American (138 and 8.15%), Two or More Races (52 and 3.07%), and Unknown (52 and 3.07%).

The largest universities in St. Joseph, MO-KS by number of degrees awarded are Missouri Western State University (899 and 51.9%), Highland Community College (155186) (622 and 35.9%), and Hillyard Technical Center (91 and 5.25%).

The most popular majors in St. Joseph, MO-KS are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (212 and 12.2%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (149 and 8.6%), and Registered Nursing (120 and 6.93%).

The median tuition costs in St. Joseph, MO-KS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,538 and $11,537 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 95 degrees awarded

  2. 62 degrees awarded

  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in St. Joseph, MO-KS was Registered Nursing with 95 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in St. Joseph, MO-KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 899 degrees awarded

  2. 622 degrees awarded

  3. 91 degrees awarded

$5,538

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the St. Joseph, MO-KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri Western State University with 899 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

620

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,112

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 620 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Joseph, MO-KS, which is 0.558 times less than the 1,112 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,399 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    138 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    52 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in St. Joseph, MO-KS were to White students. These 1,399 degrees mean that there were 10.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 138 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Joseph, MO-KS was $116,600 in 2017, which is 0.536 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,100 to $116,600, a 2.19% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Joseph, MO-KS is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Joseph, MO-KS have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in St. Joseph, MO-KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,568

Median Household Income

± $1,478

47.1k

Number of Households

± 1,262

In 2017, the median household income of the 47.1k households in St. Joseph, MO-KS grew to $49,568 from the previous year's value of $47,622.

The following chart displays the households in St. Joseph, MO-KS 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$116,600

2017 Median

± $2,807

$114,100

2016 Median

± $2,299

In 2017, the median property value in St. Joseph, MO-KS grew to to $116,600 from the previous year's value of $114,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in St. Joseph, MO-KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Joseph, MO-KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in St. Joseph, MO-KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Joseph, MO-KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.1%

2017 Homeownership

65.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.1% of the housing units in St. Joseph, MO-KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in St. Joseph, MO-KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in St. Joseph, MO-KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Joseph, MO-KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Joseph, MO-KS have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.36% of the workforce in St. Joseph, MO-KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.64%

  3. Worked At Home

    3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in St. Joseph, MO-KS was Drove Alone (83.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.64%) and those who Worked At Home (3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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