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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
St. Joseph County is located in Michigan with a population of 60,890. Living in St. Joseph County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in St. Joseph County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in St. Joseph County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$695
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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St. Joseph County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    58.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    8.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    323.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,625.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    149.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in St. Joseph County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,856
National
$55,322

St. Joseph County Reviews

2 reviews
Very quiet, safe, and nice. Been living here most of my life, beautiful Lake Michigan beach side, and awesome people
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Good place to work. Hard to get to the beach as the town has it mostly blocked off and monopolizes the parking spots.