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. St. John has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in St. John, where 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, St. John really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is St. John perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In St. John, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.93 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
In St. John, a lot of people use taxis to get to work every day though St. John is a relatively small town. Those that ride taxis are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other 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.