St. Joseph demographics profile

StatisticSt. JosephMissouriNational
Population density (sq mi)1,7478691
Median age35.738.337.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%42%43%
Speak English93%94%79%
Speak Spanish4%3%13%
St. Joseph, MO has a population of 76,901 and is the 457th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,747 per sq mi which is 1923% higher than the Missouri average and 1829% higher than the national average. The median age in St. Joseph is 36 which is approximately 7% lower than the Missouri average of 38. In St. Joseph, 51% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 93% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 70% of St. Joseph residents were born in Missouri, 24% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in St. Joseph is 1923% higher than Missouri.
  • The median age in St. Joseph is 7% lower than Missouri.
  • In St. Joseph 87.69% of the population is White.
  • In St. Joseph 5.90% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In St. Joseph 1.15% of the population is Asian.

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St. Joseph population breakdown by race

RaceSt. JosephMissouriNational
Black or African American5.90%11.58%12.63%
American Indian0.31%0.42%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.16%0.11%0.18%
Mixed race3.80%2.44%3.06%
Other race0.99%1.13%4.75%
In St. Joseph, 6.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The St. Joseph, MO demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).