St. Joseph, MI
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St. Joseph is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 8,286 people and five constituent neighborhoods, St. Joseph is the 139th largest community in Michigan.

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

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, St. Joseph is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, St. Joseph is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Joseph who work in sales jobs (14.26%), management occupations (12.39%), and office and administrative support (11.73%).

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

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of St. Joseph spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.93 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of St. Joseph ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in St. Joseph, 43.34% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in St. Joseph in 2010 was $36,233, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,932 for a family of four. However, St. Joseph contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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