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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.


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Median household income
Local
$37,032
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Saint Joseph demographic reports
Saint Joseph is on the St. Joseph River and Lake Michigan
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Venetian Festival - July 19-22, 2007
  • Blossomtime Festival - April 29- May 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Saint Joseph web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Curious Kids' Museum, Krasl Art Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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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.


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Libraries in Saint Joseph include Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Saint Joseph include Herald-Palladium

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Berrien County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Saint Joseph political report.

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The average commute time for Saint Joseph workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Saint Joseph include Boulevard Inn, Clarion Hotel Saint Joseph, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, Snowflake Motel.

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More info about Saint Joseph:

DUPLICATE NAMES
Other MI communities named Saint Joseph:
  �Berrien County charter township

MI communities formerly known as Saint Joseph:
  �Three Rivers, Saint Joseph County

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