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Saint Joseph is a city in Berrien County, in the Niles-Benton Harbor metro area.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Saint Joseph. For links to other places called Saint Joseph, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Saint Joseph is 42.109N. The longitude is -86.48W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,656.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Saint Joseph demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Berrien County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Benton Harbor area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49085 ZIP code.
31% of Saint Joseph residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $24,949, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Saint Joseph residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Saint Joseph, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $463. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,000.
Libraries in Saint Joseph include Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Saint Joseph include Herald-Palladium
Berrien 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 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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