Introduction to St. Joseph, Michigan

St. Joseph, Michigan, in Berrien county, is 32 miles N of South Bend, Indiana and 62 miles E of Chicago, Illinois. The city is considered part of the Benton Harbor metropolitan area.

St. Joseph History

St. Joseph is the county seat of Berrien County. It was incorporated as a village in 1834 and then again as a city in 1891. St. Joseph is located on the shore of Lake Michigan and at the mouth of the St. Joseph River. St. Joseph and Benton Harbor are sometimes locally referred to as the Twin Cities. European explorers discovered the mouth of the St. Joseph River in 1669, which became an important point of travel and commerce. The city has been nicknamed the Riviera of the Midwest.

St. Joseph and nearby Attractions

  • Curious Kids' Museum
  • Grand Mere State Park
  • Chicago Stock Exchange Building
  • Timber Ridge
  • Deep River Waterpark

Things To Do In St. Joseph

The Curious Kids' Museum, the Fort Saint Joseph Museum and the Krasl Art Center are some of the local museums. The Chicago Stock Exchange Building, Comiskey Park, the Silver Beach Amusement Park and Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site are all accessible from St. Joseph as well. Local parks include Grand Mere State Park, Van Buren State Park and Warren Dunes State Park.

St. Joseph Transportation

South Bend Regional Airport is nearby.

St. Joseph Higher Education

Lake Michigan College, Saint Mary's College and Andrews University are some of the local colleges and universities.

St Joseph Almanac

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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)

Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip37 inches
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
Distance29.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip39.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Benton Harbor9,920$25,469

St Joseph Hospitals

Lakeland Hospital, St Joseph
1234 Napier Avenue
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