St. Joseph, Missouri Population 2020

75,399

St. Joseph is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 75,399, it is the 8th largest city in Missouri and the 479th largest city in the United States. St. Joseph is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually and its population has decreased by -1.80% 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 1,712 people per square mile.

The average household income in St. Joseph is $61,477 with a poverty rate of 18.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $756 per month, and the median house value is $109,900. The median age in St. Joseph is 36.3 years, 35 years for males, and 37.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.6 males.

St. Joseph Demographics

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

  • White: 86.40%
  • Black or African American: 6.51%
  • Two or more races: 3.41%
  • Other race: 1.90%
  • Asian: 1.13%
  • Native American: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.27%
The current population of St. Joseph, Missouri is 75,399, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 75,959.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 76,780.

St. Joseph, Missouri Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White66,06986.40%
Black or African American4,9766.51%
Two or More Races2,6073.41%
Some Other Race1,4551.90%
Asian8671.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native2870.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2040.27%

St. Joseph Population Pyramid 2020

St. Joseph Median Age

36.3


Total

35


Male

37.9


Female

St. Joseph Adults

There are 58,811 adults, (11,465 of whom are seniors) in St. Joseph.

St. Joseph Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

St. Joseph Sex Ratio

Female

38,113

49.84%

Male

38,352

50.16%

St. Joseph Households and Families

St. Joseph Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

St. Joseph Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.8%21.2%
All59.6%40.4%
Male52.3%47.7%
Non Family48.3%51.7%
Female41.4%58.6%

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,6662.5259.6
Non Family11,7711.2748.3
Married11,4303.2478.8
Female4,2303.7241.4
Male1,2353.6752.3

3.26

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

8.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

St. Joseph Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1824.25%
9th to 12th Grade4,4078.59%
High School Graduate18,70636.47%
Some College12,55524.48%
Associates Degree3,0806.01%
Bachelors Degree6,86513.39%
Graduate Degree3,4926.81%

St. Joseph Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White43,62338,8439,173
Black3,4142,828362
Hispanic2,9342,044605
Other Race95050912
Multiple Races768660161
Asian524307129
Native American20417223
Islander797916

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 24.62%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,542$37,512$27,192
Less Than High School$20,218$19,683$20,616
High School Grad$28,984$34,526$22,203
Some College$32,312$39,909$26,158
Bachelors Degree$41,838$47,380$36,715
Graduate Degree$55,542$60,966$51,263

$32,542

Average Earnings

$37,512

Average Male

$27,192

Average Female

St. Joseph Language

St. Joseph Language by Age

St. Joseph Language

93.17% of St. Joseph residents speak only English, while 6.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.15% of the population.

St. Joseph Poverty

St. Joseph Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White59,68810,23617.15%
Black4,1931,26230.10%
Hispanic5,40995517.66%
Multiple2,43877031.58%
Other1,44420514.20%
Islander20417686.27%
Asian83312114.53%
Native2633312.55%

18.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.31%

Male Poverty Rate

19.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in St. Joseph

The race most likely to be in poverty in St. Joseph is Islander, with 86.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in St. Joseph is Native, with 12.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.76%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.74%
High School15.49%
Some College12.93%
Bachelors or Greater4.52%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.03%
Male Unemployed30.12%
Female Employed10.06%
Male Employed8.57%

St. Joseph Income

St. Joseph Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,413$61,477
Families$58,740$74,137
Married Families$71,024-
Non Families$30,591$40,184

St. Joseph Marital Status

St. Joseph Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

St. Joseph Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

St. Joseph Marital Status by Race

St. Joseph Veterans

5,099

Number of Veterans

4,828

Male Veterans

271

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,824
First Gulf War1,262
Second Gulf War912
Korea549
World War II258
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,7519.24%
Black2626.76%
Hispanic1865.14%
Indian3211.64%
2 or More241.95%
Other131.13%
Asian101.42%
Hawaiian78.86%

$St. Joseph Veterans by Education

8.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

St. Joseph Employment Status

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

St. Joseph Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.28%

Born in Missouri

95.55%

Native Born

4.45%

Foreign Born

3.07%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.55% of St. Joseph residents were born in the United States, with 69.28% having been born in Missouri. 3.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202075,399-280-0.37%
201975,679-280-0.37%
201875,959-323-0.42%
201776,282-280-0.37%
201676,562-4-0.01%
201576,566-429-0.56%
201476,995-226-0.29%
201377,221-106-0.14%
201277,3271340.17%
201177,1935320.69%
201076,6612,6710.36%
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%