St. Joseph, Missouri Population 2023

71,180

St. Joseph is a city located in Buchanan County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 71,180, it is the 9th largest city in Missouri and the 574th largest city in the United States.St. Joseph is currently declining at a rate of -0.6% annually and its population has decreased by -1.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 72,473 in 2020. Spanning over 45 miles, St. Joseph has a population density of 1,617 people per square mile.

The average household income in St. Joseph is $63,289 with a poverty rate of 19.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in St. Joseph is 37.6 years, 36.2 years for males, and 39.2 years for females.

St. Joseph Demographics

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

  • White: 84.68%
  • Black or African American: 5.59%
  • Two or more races: 4.9%
  • Other race: 2.22%
  • Asian: 1.48%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.68%
  • Native American: 0.45%
The current population of St. Joseph, Missouri is 71,180 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 72,473.

St. Joseph, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

St. Joseph Population by Race

St. Joseph Population Pyramid 2023

St. Joseph Median Age

37.6

Total

36.2

Male

39.2

Female

St. Joseph Adults

There are 58,596 adults, (11,961 of whom are seniors) in St. Joseph.

St. Joseph Age Dependency

61.6

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

St. Joseph Sex Ratio

Female37,47549.72%
Male37,89450.28%

St. Joseph Population by Age

St. Joseph Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.18

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

St. Joseph Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

St. Joseph Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

St. Joseph Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 83.76%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.42%.

St. Joseph Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$35,088

Average Earnings

$40,233

Average Male

$30,449

Average Female

St. Joseph Earnings by Educational Attainment

St. Joseph Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

St. Joseph Language

92.99% of St. Joseph residents speak only English, while 7.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.45% of the population.

St. Joseph Language

St. Joseph Poverty by Race

rate

19.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.15%

Male Poverty Rate

18.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in St. Joseph

The race most likely to be in poverty in St. Joseph is Islander, with 111.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in St. Joseph is Asian, with 11.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.34%.

St. Joseph Poverty

St. Joseph Poverty Rate by Education

St. Joseph Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

St. Joseph Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

St. Joseph Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

Female Marriage Rate

St. Joseph Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

St. Joseph Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,001

Number of Veterans

4,704

Male Veterans

297

Female Veterans

St. Joseph Veterans by War

St. Joseph Veterans by Age

count

St. Joseph Veterans by Race

St. Joseph Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

St. Joseph Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.6%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

St. Joseph Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

St. Joseph Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

St. Joseph Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.61%

Born in St. Joseph

99.61%

Native Born

4.38%

Foreign Born

2.36%

Non Citizen

2.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.61% of St. Joseph residents were born in the United States, with 73.61% having been born in Missouri. 2.36% 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

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

St. Joseph Population by Year