St. Joseph, Missouri Population 2021

73,417
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St. Joseph is a city located in Buchanan County Missouri. With a 2020 population of 73,417, it is the 8th largest city in Missouri and the 498th largest city in the United States . St. Joseph is currently declining at a rate of -0.98% annually and its population has decreased by -4.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 76,780 in 2010. St. Joseph reached it's highest population of 102,979 in 1900. Spanning over 45 miles, St. Joseph has a population density of 1,667 people per square mile.

The average household income in St. Joseph is $63,289 with a poverty rate of 18.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $782 per month, and the median house value is $114,100. The median age in St. Joseph is 36.8 years, 35.6 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.

St. Joseph Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of St. Joseph was:

  • White: 86.14%
  • Black or African American: 5.97%
  • Two or more races: 3.82%
  • Other race: 1.81%
  • Asian: 1.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.54%
  • Native American: 0.52%
The current population of St. Joseph, Missouri is 73,417 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 75,604.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 76,780.

St. Joseph, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White65,39286.14%
Black or African American4,5325.97%
Two or More Races2,9023.82%
Some Other Race1,3751.81%
Asian9101.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4070.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native3950.52%
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St. Joseph Population by Race

St. Joseph Population Pyramid $2021

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St. Joseph Median Age

36.8


Total

35.6


Male

38.2


Female

St. Joseph Adults

There are 58,676 adults, (11,802 of whom are seniors) in St. Joseph.

St. Joseph Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

St. Joseph Sex Ratio

Female

37,760

49.74%

Male

38,153

50.26%

St. Joseph Population by Age

St. Joseph Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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St. Joseph Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.3%21.7%
Male59.4%40.6%
All58.8%41.2%
Non Family44.9%55.1%
Female42.2%57.8%

58.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

St. Joseph Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,6862.558.8
Non Family11,6821.2744.9
Married11,6813.278.3
Female4,0373.6942.2
Male1,2863.5459.4

3.19

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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St. Joseph Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,3454.57%
9th to 12th Grade4,1428.07%
High School Graduate19,25137.49%
Some College11,91223.20%
Associates Degree3,1936.22%
Bachelors Degree7,04113.71%
Graduate Degree3,4686.75%
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St. Joseph Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

St. Joseph Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White43,46838,9609,326
Black3,2752,701281
Hispanic2,9421,976568
Other Race94548011
2+ Races860731220
Asian590332199
Native American29626023
Islander26417116

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.63%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.73%.

St. Joseph Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,177$37,604$28,284
Less Than 9th Grade$21,051$20,863$21,186
High School Graduate$30,069$34,520$23,315
Some College$33,020$40,163$26,873
Bachelors Degree$43,479$48,703$39,483
Graduate Degree$56,854$63,778$51,542

$33,177

Average Earnings

$37,604

Average Male

$28,284

Average Female

St. Joseph Earnings by Educational Attainment

St. Joseph Language by Age

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St. Joseph Language

92.89% of St. Joseph residents speak only English, while 7.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.50% of the population.

St. Joseph Language

St. Joseph Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White58,8969,30015.79%
Black3,8371,48938.81%
Hispanic5,3591,15121.48%
Multiple2,7361,07339.22%
Islander40735386.73%
Asian87816919.25%
Other1,36416712.24%
Native37210127.15%

18.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.92%

Male Poverty Rate

20.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in St. Joseph

The race most likely to be in poverty in St. Joseph is Islander, with 86.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in St. Joseph is Other, with 12.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.95%.

St. Joseph Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.24%
High School16.17%
Some College14.30%
Bachelors or Greater4.72%

St. Joseph Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed34.70%
Male Unemployed32.18%
Female Employed11.12%
Male Employed9.25%

St. Joseph Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

St. Joseph Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,197$63,289
Families$59,617$76,640
Married Families$74,100-
Non Families$30,225$39,476
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Income by Household Type

St. Joseph Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

Female Marriage Rate

St. Joseph Married by Age and Sex

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St. Joseph Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

St. Joseph Marital Status by Race

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St. Joseph Marital Status

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5,217

Number of Veterans

4,934

Male Veterans

283

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,917
First Gulf War1,302
Second Gulf War934
Korea539
World War II193

St. Joseph Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,292
35 to 541,254
55 to 641,127
75+1,005
18 to 34539

St. Joseph Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,8109.41%
Black2466.75%
Hispanic1905.23%
Native American8221.75%
2+ Races594.50%
Asian111.38%
Other Race90.82%

St. Joseph Veterans by Race

St. Joseph Veterans by Education

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8.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

St. Joseph Veterans by Education

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60.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

St. Joseph Employment by Age

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St. Joseph Employment by Race

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St. Joseph Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.19%

Born in St. Joseph

95.46%

Native Born

4.54%

Foreign Born

3.04%

Non Citizen

1.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.46% of St. Joseph residents were born in the United States, with 70.19% having been born in Missouri. 3.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

St. Joseph Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202173,417-729-0.98%
202074,146-729-0.97%
201974,875-729-0.96%
201875,604-472-0.62%
201776,076-367-0.48%
201676,443-53-0.07%
201576,496-498-0.65%
201476,994-227-0.29%
201377,221-111-0.14%
201277,3321300.17%
201177,2025430.71%
201076,6592,6690.35%
200073,9902,1380.29%
199071,852-4,839-0.65%
198076,6913,9430.53%
197072,748-6,925-0.91%
196079,6731,0850.14%
195078,5882,8770.37%
194075,711-5,224-0.67%
193080,9352,9960.38%
192077,9395360.07%
191077,403-25,576-2.81%
1900102,97950,6557.01%
189052,32419,8934.90%
188032,43112,8665.18%
187019,56510,6338.16%
18608,9320.00%

St. Joseph Population by Year