St. John, IN

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Living in St. John

St. John is a somewhat small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 16,800 people and four constituent neighborhoods, St. John is the 57th largest community in Indiana. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in St. John, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to St. John, and putting down their money on brand new construction. St. John’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. St. John does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $98,545.00.

St. John real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although St. John house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, St. John is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, St. John is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. John who work in management occupations (12.48%), office and administrative support (12.47%), and sales jobs (12.03%).

Also of interest is that St. John has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, St. John is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making St. John a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, St. John has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, St. John’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in St. John is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In St. John, the average commute to work is 34.93 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though St. John is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of St. John are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.37% of adults in St. John have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in St. John in 2010 was $41,733, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,932 for a family of four.

St. John is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call St. John home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. John residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in St. John include Polish, Irish, Italian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in St. John is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.