Income/capita 25%
Household income 21%
Unemployment 9%
IndexSt. JosephMissouriNational
Income per capita$22,430$27,044$29,829
Median household income$43,543$49,593$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,165$62,242$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,789$30,016$35,192
Median earnings male$30,421$34,901$36,919
Median earnings female$21,380$24,771$26,250
Unemployment rate4.2%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level20.1%15.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in St. Joseph is 25% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in St. Joseph is 21% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in St. Joseph is 9% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in St. Joseph is 33% higher than the national average

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      St. Joseph employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.1%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector27.4%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services2.5%6.3%
      Wholesale & retail services14.0%12.7%
      Public administration4.8%3.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.8%2.1%
      Education, health & social services10.6%37.8%

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      Country Club, MO2,847$72,67931%
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      De Kalb, MO192$60,83310%
      Gower, MO1,566$56,5482%
      Easton, MO249$56,2502%
      St. Joseph, MO76,901$43,54321%

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      Pleasanton, CA77,046$130,170135%
      Chino Hills, CA77,266$97,22276%
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      Alameda, CA77,409$83,04850%
      Scranton, PA76,380$38,23231%
      St. Joseph, MO76,901$43,54321%
      Source: The St. Joseph, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).