St. Joseph County is located in north-central Indiana. The County Seat is South Bend and the largest city is South Bend. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.stjosephcountyindiana.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 267,618 and the 2010 census population was 266,929. The land area is 457.85 square miles and there are 583 persons per square mile.
81.5% of the population is White, 13.1% is Black or African American, 7.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.2% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.6% is two or more races. 87.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 26.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $115,100, there are 101,947 households, an average of 2.49 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,509, the median household income is $44,582, and 17.7% of the persons in St. Joseph County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 20,374. Retail sales (in $1000) were $3,683,417, and sales per capita were $13,831. The percentage of black-owned firms is 6.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.7%.
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