St. Joseph, MO

76,506 Population
44 square miles 1,738.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.3%
was 1.3%
Ranked 8th Highest in MO
Population Density
1,738.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
48.5%
was 52.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
4.3%
was 4.9%
Ranked 7th Highest in MO
Percent Under 18
21.9%
was 22.7%
Ranked 5th Highest in MO
Percent 65 and Over
13.9%
was 15.6%
Ranked 5th Highest in MO

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.6
was 4.6
Ranked 11th Lowest in MO
Percent Living in Poverty
20.4%
was 19.4%
Ranked 7th Lowest in MO
Median Household Income
$43,543
was $46,398
Ranked 7th Highest in MO
Gini Income Distribution
 
48
42
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
9.1
was 1.3
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
515.4
was 483.5
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
5,885.6
was 5,608.5
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
33,552
was 33,325
Ranked 7th Highest in MO
Median Rent
$682
was $757
Ranked 8th Highest in MO
Total Building Permits
72
was 75
 
Occupied Housing Units
29,434
was 27,938
 
Homeownership Rate
58.5%
was 62.8%
Ranked 5th Highest in MO
Single Family Building Permits
70
was 63
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
762.4
was 757.3
Ranked 6th Highest in MO
Rental Vacancy Rate
25.2%
was 34.1%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MO
Multifamily Building Permits
2
was 12
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.6
Ranked 3rd Highest in MO
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.2
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.9
was 1.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.0%
was 96.3%
Ranked 1st Highest in MO
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.9%
Ranked 5th Highest in MO
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.6%
Ranked 1st Highest in MO

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.0%
was 89.6%
Ranked 9th Highest in MO
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
21.9%
was 20.8%
Ranked 8th Highest in MO

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