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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Housing
    A-
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    C-
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
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St. Joseph County is located in Indiana with a population of 269,240. St. Joseph County is one of the best places to live in Indiana. In St. Joseph County, most residents own their homes. In St. Joseph County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in St. Joseph County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in St. Joseph County are highly rated.
Population
269,240

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$767
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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St. Joseph County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    432.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    12
    6.1
  • Rape
    67.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    264.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    974.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,284.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    310.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in St. Joseph County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,938
National
$55,322

St. Joseph County Reviews

1 review
St. Joseph County is a great county with nice, clean parks. The only bad thing about the county is the cops. From my interaction with the police in the area, they are rude and take pleasure and enjoyment in finding cases that would ultimately worsen someone's life.
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