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Saint Joseph, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Saint Joseph had a population of 742 as of July 1, 2017. Saint Joseph ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Joseph is located at latitude 35.0323 and longitude -87.5018 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saint Joseph (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 794 feet.

The City of Saint Joseph (GNIS ID: 2405395) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Saint Joseph is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saint Joseph population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Saint Joseph, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 742
Daytime Population: Workers 149
Daytime Population: Residents 406
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 555
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 742
Population in Familes 619
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 213
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $34,011
Average Household Income $42,254
Per Capita Income $17,615


Total Housing Units 403 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 259 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $79,883
Average Home Value $107,950


Total Households 327
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 221
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.72% -0.46%
Households -0.7% -0.43%
Families -0.31% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Saint Joseph, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Joseph to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 310 28th
Population Density # 343 20th
Diversity Index # 332 22nd
Median Household Income # 330 23rd
Per Capita Income # 375 12th

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