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 has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
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.
St. Joseph is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, St. Joseph is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Joseph who work in office and administrative support (13.94%), sales jobs (13.67%), and management occupations (11.59%).
One of the benefits of St. Joseph is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.36 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The citizens of St. Joseph are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.01% of adults in St. Joseph have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in St. Joseph in 2010 was $34,985, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $139,940 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, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in St. Joseph is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.