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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
St. Joseph is a town in Minnesota with a population of 6,938. St. Joseph is in Stearns County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in St. Joseph offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In St. Joseph there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many young professionals live in St. Joseph and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in St. Joseph are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$159,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$647
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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St. Joseph Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    83
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    83
    500.1
  • Theft
    539.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    55.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    31%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in St. Joseph

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,109
National
$55,322
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I grew up in a small town in St Joseph, MN. It is a small, tight community that is primarily composed of 2 private Catholic schools. It has been a great area to grow up in. I think it has been a safe place to raise a family. However, I grew up and my family was a neighbor of a kid named Jacob Wetterling that was kid napped in the 90's. It was a huge deal in the community and this year, almost 27 years later they finally found his remains and convicted the suspect. But, the way our community came together in a time of need for that family was amazing! That is just one examples of the importance of having a community that supports one another. My hopes for St. Joseph, MN is that it continues to grow and diversify, but still maintain its small town feel. I also hope it can grow its economy and add a bigger labor market to the area.
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St. Joseph is a nice small town. It has Kennedy Community School, which is a great, modern school. I feel very safe walking around the town, and everyone seems friendly. I like being close to St. Cloud, so I have more options for things to do.
It's a lovely quiet town, but nothing special. Nothing that makes this little town stand out. Although many residents here are rather nice, their personalities match the boring, bland atmosphere in this town.