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St. Joseph County, IN Highlights


A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population247,052265,567264,863266,782270,434
Change Since 1990 18,51517,81119,73023,382
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.5%7.2%8.0%9.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration-872
International Migration669
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,029
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)17,4786.5%
School Age (5 to 17)46,84117.4%
College Age (18 to 24)29,70511.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)66,88424.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)67,99525.2%
Older (65 plus)40,23814.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1,4360.5%
Asian Alone6,4512.4%
Black Alone36,07013.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2820.1%
White Alone217,04380.5%
Two or More Race Groups7,8592.9%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino246,08691.3%
Hispanic or Latino23,0558.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households100,861100.0%
  Family Households64,12663.6%
    Married with Children17,77017.6%
    Married without Children28,81728.6%
    Single Parents10,05610.0%
  Non-family Households36,73536.4%
    Living Alone30,69030.4%
Average Household Size2.67
Average Family Household Size4.20
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 2000265,56718,5157.5%
April 2010266,9291,3620.5%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections266,931268,533270,586272,788274,250
Change Since 2010 1,6023,6555,8577,319
Pct. Change Since 2010 0.6%1.4%2.2%2.7%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau