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Saint Joseph is a city in Buchanan County.
It is the county seat.
Settler Joseph Robidoux named the community after his patron saint
The latitude of Saint Joseph is 39.768N. The longitude is -94.846W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 886 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 72,663.
Jesse James, living under the name of Thomas Howard, was shot and killed here in 1882
Sections below provide additional information and links about Saint Joseph demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Buchanan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, St. Joseph area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 64501 ZIP code.
23% of Saint Joseph residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Saint Joseph ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Saint Joseph was $17,445, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Saint Joseph residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Saint Joseph include Cathedral Hill Historic District, Central--North Commercial Historic District, Hall Street Historic District, Market Square Historic District, Missouri Valley Trust Company Historic District, Museum Hill Historic District, Robidoux Hill Historic District, South Fourth Street Commercial Historic District, Wholesale Row ... View historic districts
Median rent in Saint Joseph, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $348. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $673.
Libraries in Saint Joseph include Carnegie Branch, Central Library (Downtown Branch), Eastside Branch Library, Washington Park Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Saint Joseph include Saint Joseph News-Press
TV stations in Saint Joseph include KQTV, KTAJ.
Buchanan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Saint Joseph political report.
The average commute time for Saint Joseph workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Saint Joseph between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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