St. Joseph, MO-KS

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
121,952
0.655% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
39.5
0.765% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.4%
1.66% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,030
9.05% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$152,500
14.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
55,260
1.09% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, St. Joseph, MO-KS had a population of 122k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $61,030. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of St. Joseph, MO-KS declined from 122,756 to 121,952, a −0.655% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,966 to $61,030, a 9.05% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Joseph, MO-KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.17%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.94%), Other (Hispanic) (1.88%), and White (Hispanic) (1.83%).

None of the households in St. Joseph, MO-KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in St. Joseph, MO-KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Joseph, MO-KS are Missouri Western State University (814 degrees awarded in 2022) and Highland Community College (155186) (601 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in St. Joseph, MO-KS was $152,500, and the homeownership rate was 67.1%.

Most people in St. Joseph, MO-KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Joseph, MO-KS was 2 cars per household.

St. Joseph, MO-KS borders Atchison, KS, Kansas City, MO-KS, and Maryville, MO.

Population & Diversity

St. Joseph, MO-KS is home to a population of 122k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.04% of St. Joseph, MO-KS residents were born outside of the country (3.7k people).

In 2022, there were 16.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (102k people) in St. Joseph, MO-KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.31k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.81k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of St. Joseph, MO-KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in St. Joseph, MO-KS was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Joseph, MO-KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    102k ± 471
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.31k ± 441
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.81k ± 656
5.7%
Hispanic Population
6.95k people

In 2022, there were 16.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (102k people) in St. Joseph, MO-KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.31k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.81k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.7% of the people in St. Joseph, MO-KS are hispanic (6.95k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    119,730 ± 11,679 people
  2. India
    36,885 ± 6,618 people
  3. China
    26,115 ± 5,494 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri and Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 119,730 Missouri and Kansas residents, followed by India with 36,885 and China with 26,115.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.04%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.7k people
2.94%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.61k people

As of 2022, 3.04% of St. Joseph, MO-KS residents (3.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Joseph, MO-KS was 2.94%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,560 ± 294
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,632 ± 286
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,402 ± 268

St. Joseph, MO-KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of St. Joseph, MO-KS employs 55.3k people. The largest industries in St. Joseph, MO-KS are Manufacturing (10,418 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,851 people), and Retail Trade (5,914 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($58,710), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,944), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,583).

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,490. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

55.3k
2022 Value
± 1,623
−1.09%
1 Year decline
± 4.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Joseph, MO-KS declined at a rate of −1.09%, from 55.9k employees to 55.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Joseph, MO-KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,596 people), Production Occupations (6,310 people), and Management Occupations (4,901 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Joseph, MO-KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

55.3k
2022 Value
± 1,623
−1.09%
1 Year decline
± 4.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Joseph, MO-KS declined at a rate of −1.09%, from 55.9k employees to 55.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Joseph, MO-KS, are Manufacturing (10,418 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,851 people), and Retail Trade (5,914 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Joseph, MO-KS, though some of these residents may live in St. Joseph, MO-KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,917
Median earning men ± $911
$34,203
Median earning women ± $1,255

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,360), Manufacturing ($54,029), and Information ($52,981).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,271), Wholesale Trade ($48,333), and Manufacturing ($46,717).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,304
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 836
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 507
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri and Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.63%).

Josh Hawley, Eric Schmitt, Jerry Moran, and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri and Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri and Kansas is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri and Kansas

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023
Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Josh Hawley, Eric Schmitt, Jerry Moran, and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Missouri and Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Missouri and Kansas

Missouri and Kansas is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri and Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in St. Joseph, MO-KS awarded 1,415 degrees. The student population of St. Joseph, MO-KS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,582 male students and 3,780 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Joseph, MO-KS are White (1,086 and 77.4%), followed by Black or African American (135 and 9.62%), Two or More Races (80 and 5.7%), and Asian (31 and 2.21%).

The largest universities in St. Joseph, MO-KS by number of degrees awarded are Missouri Western State University (814 and 57.5%) and Highland Community College (155186) (601 and 42.5%).

The most popular majors in St. Joseph, MO-KS are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (219 and 15.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (178 and 12.6%), and Registered Nursing (131 and 9.26%).

The median tuition cost in St. Joseph, MO-KS for a public four year colleges is $7,200 for in-state students and $15,120 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2019 in St. Joseph, MO-KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 53.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 42.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,362 (40.6% men and 59.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 6,362 students enrolled in St. Joseph, MO-KS, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,361 records, of which 62.4% were women and 37.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 104 degrees awarded
  2. 57 degrees awarded
  3. 50 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in St. Joseph, MO-KS was Registered Nursing with 104 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 814 degrees awarded
  2. 601 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri Western State University with 814 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 474 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Joseph, MO-KS, which is 0.504 times less than the 941 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,086 degrees mean that there were 8.04 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 135 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($7,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,450) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.756% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.651% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.09M), Some college (1.67M), and Bachelors Degree (1.31M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Joseph, MO-KS was $152,500 in 2022, which is 0.541 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $133,000 to $152,500, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Joseph, MO-KS is 67.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in St. Joseph, MO-KS have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Joseph, MO-KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Joseph, MO-KS is $61,030. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in St. Joseph, MO-KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $103,644, followed by St. Charles County, MO and Platte County, MO, with respective values of $99,596 and $92,543.

Property

$152,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,880
$31,316
Median Property Taxes
±$1,082

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Joseph, MO-KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.1%
Homeownership
2022
61.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.1% of the housing units in St. Joseph, MO-KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Joseph, MO-KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $103,644, followed by St. Charles County, MO and Platte County, MO, with respective values of $99,596 and $92,543.

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Household Income

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$61,030
Median Household Income
± $1,850
46.7k
Number of Households
± 1,408

In 2022, the median household income of the 46.7k households in St. Joseph, MO-KS grew to $61,030 from the previous year's value of $55,966.

The following chart displays the households in St. Joseph, MO-KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Joseph, MO-KS is from Missouri and Kansas.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 and income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.89%)

In 2022, 81.6% of workers in St. Joseph, MO-KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.8%) and those who worked at home (5.89%).

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Joseph, MO-KS have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.31% of the workforce in St. Joseph, MO-KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in St. Joseph, MO-KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Joseph, MO-KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Joseph, MO-KS (16.5k out of 115k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Joseph, MO-KS is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88.8% of the population of St. Joseph, MO-KS has health coverage, with 43.3% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 1.52% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Missouri see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1422 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1650 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 457 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Kansas see 1271 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.548% decrease from the previous year (1278 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1630 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 467 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Missouri
1,271 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kansas

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1,422 patients).

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,271 patients per year. This represents a 0.548% decrease from the previous year (1,278 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Missouri and Kansas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 20.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.2%
Uninsured
43.3%
Employer Coverage
14.6%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Joseph, MO-KS grew by 3.56% from 10.8% to 11.2%.

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