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St. Joseph, Michigan
St. Joseph is a city located in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,789. It is the county seat of Berrien County6. Located on the coast of Lake Michigan, it is the site of the Venetian Festival, an event that draws thousands annually to its shores.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,789 people, 4,117 households, and 2,058 families residing in the city. The population density is 989.3/km² (2,561.3/mi²). There are 4,594 housing units at an average density of 517.1/km² (1,338.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 90.31% White, 5.11% African American, 0.41% Native American, 2.39% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. 1.29% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 4,117 households out of which 22.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.6% are married couples living together, 9.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 50.0% are non-families. 44.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.99 and the average family size is 2.77.
In the city the population is spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $37,032, and the median income for a family is $51,328. Males have a median income of $36,250 versus $26,395 for females. The per capita income for the city is $24,949. 6.6% of the population and 4.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.1% of those under the age of 18 and 6.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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