St Joseph, Illinois

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St Joseph, Illinois

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High Points

St Joseph strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% St Joseph People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% St Joseph Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% St Joseph Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% St Joseph Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% St Joseph Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% St Joseph College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of St Joseph, Illinois

Comparing St Joseph to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Age of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 10 8
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 7 7
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Affordability of Rents 4 5
People Living Alone 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4

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St Joseph Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles E of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 102 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Champaign
Metro Area Champaign - Urbana
Standard Zip Codes 61873
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.111
Longitude -88.041

St Joseph Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station URBANA
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Station PAXTON 2 WSW
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
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St Joseph Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,912 100%
Male 1,415 48.6%
Female 1,497 51.4%
Under 18 829 28.5%
18+ 2,083 71.5%
65+ 317 10.9%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 3.03
White 2,880 98.9%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 7 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 7 0.2%
Mixed Race 13 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 0.9%

Estimated St Joseph Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,629
Growth 717
Growth % 24.6%

St Joseph Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 36.2%
English 13.5%
US/American 9.8%
Irish 8.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.2%
Italian 4%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Polish 2.8%
Swedish 2.6%
Welsh 2.2%
Dutch 2.2%
European 1.9%
Norwegian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Swiss 0.9%
Greek 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Belgian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Guyanese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
St Joseph 2,912 $61,094
Fithian 506 $47,500
Homer 1,200 $43,170
Ogden 743 $48,125
Royal 279 $60,833
Sidney 1,062 $55,987
Urbana 36,395 $42,655

St Joseph Public Libraries

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(217) 469-2159
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St Joseph High Schools (2004)

301 N MAIN
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 459 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

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