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Saint Joseph, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Saint Joseph had a population of 754 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Saint Joseph, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 754
Population in Households 754
Population in Familes 629
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 216
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 332
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 224
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 261 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $69,369
Average Home Value $92,500


Median Household Income $32,424
Average Household Income $41,084
Per Capita Income $17,118
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.58% -0.35%
Households -0.57% -0.43%
Families -0.14% -0.45%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 Density1 # 343 20th
Diversity Index2 # 354 18th
Median Household Income # 328 23rd
Per Capita Income # 362 15th

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