- St. Joseph County, Michigan
Infobox U.S. County
county = Saint Joseph County
state = Michigan
map size = 250
founded = 1829
seat = Centreville | area_total_sq_mi =521
area percentage = 3.34%
census yr = 2000
pop = 62422
web = www.stjosephcountymi.org
St. Joseph County is a county in the
U.S. stateof Michigan. The population was 62,422 at the 2000 census. The county seatis Centreville.GR|6
According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 521 square miles (1,350 km²), of which, 504 square miles (1,305 km²) of it is land and 17 square miles (45 km²) of it (3.34%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 62,422 people, 23,381 households, and 16,600 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 124 people per square mile (48/km²). There were 26,503 housing units at an average density of 53 per square mile (20/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.49% White, 2.58% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.51% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. 3.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 92.9% spoke English, 3.7% Spanish and 1.6% German as their first language.
There were 23,381 households out of which 34.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $40,355, and the median income for a family was $46,391. Males had a median income of $34,983 versus $23,638 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $18,247. About 8.20% of families and 11.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.50% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.
The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates themajor local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains
vital records, administers public healthregulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare andother social services. The county board of commissioners controls thebudget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most localgovernment functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, streetmaintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.
St. Joseph County elected officials
* Prosecuting Attorney: Douglas Fisher
Sheriff: Matt Lori
County Clerk: Pattie S. Bender
* County Treasurer: Phyllis E. Bainbridge
Register of Deeds: Cynthia L. Jarratt
Drain Commissioner: David D. Hassenger
County Surveyor: Wayne Mostrom
(information as of September 2005)
Cities, villages, and townships
*Burr Oak Township
*Fawn River Township
*White Pigeon Township
* is a route traveling through downtown Three Rivers.
Michigan State Trunklines
* [http://www.stjosephcountymi.org/ St. Joseph County]
* [http://www.clarke.cmich.edu/localhistory/StJoe.htm Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University, Bibliography on St. Joseph County]
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