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Saint Joseph County, Michigan
Map of Michigan highlighting Saint Joseph County
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the U.S.
Seat Centreville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

521 sq mi (1,349 km²)

17 sq mi (44 km²), 3.34%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

62,422
124/sq mi (48/km²)
Founded 1829
Website www.stjosephcountymi.org

St. Joseph County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 62,422 at the 2000 census. The county seat is Centreville.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 521 square miles (1,350 km²), of which, 504 square miles (1,305 km²) of it is land and 17 square miles (45 km²) of it (3.34%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 62,422 people, 23,381 households, and 16,600 families residing in the county. The population density was 124 people per square mile (48/km²). There were 26,503 housing units at an average density of 53 per square mile (20/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.49% White, 2.58% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.51% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. 3.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 92.9% spoke English, 3.7% Spanish and 1.6% German as their first language.

There were 23,381 households out of which 34.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,355, and the median income for a family was $46,391. Males had a median income of $34,983 versus $23,638 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,247. About 8.20% of families and 11.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.50% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

St. Joseph County elected officials

(information as of January 2009)

Cities, villages, and townships

Townships

Transportation

US Highways

Michigan State Trunklines

References

External links

Coordinates: 41°55′N 85°32′W / 41.92°N 85.53°W / 41.92; -85.53


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Saint Joseph County, Michigan
Map
File:Map of Michigan highlighting Saint Joseph County.png
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the USA highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1829
Seat Centreville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.34%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

62422
Website: www.stjosephcountymi.org

St. Joseph County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 62,422. The county seat is Centreville6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,350 km² (521 sq mi). 1,305 km² (504 sq mi) of it is land and 45 km² (17 sq mi) of it (3.34%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 62,422 people, 23,381 households, and 16,600 families residing in the county. The population density was 48/km² (124/sq mi). There were 26,503 housing units at an average density of 20/km² (53/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.49% White, 2.58% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.51% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. 3.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 92.9% spoke English, 3.7% Spanish and 1.6% German as their first language.

There were 23,381 households out of which 34.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,355, and the median income for a family was $46,391. Males had a median income of $34,983 versus $23,638 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,247. About 8.20% of families and 11.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.50% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

St. Joseph County elected officials

(information as of September 2005)

Cities, villages, and townships

External link

Coordinates: 41°55′N 85°32′W / 41.92, -85.53

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