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Welcome to Saint Joseph ...

The city of Saint Joseph is located in Buchanan County<1> and is the County Seat for Buchanan County.

A typical abbreviation for Saint Joseph: St. Joseph

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Saint Joseph has a population of 74,875 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Saint Joseph.

Saint Joseph is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Saint Joseph lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Saint Joseph: (816)

The ZIP codes for Saint Joseph: 64501-64508<4>

Websites for Saint Joseph ...

Official Website: www.ci.st-joseph.mo.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Saint Joseph had an population of 74,875 people. This is a decrease of 2.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saint Joseph had a population of 76,780 people (which is 86.08% of the total population of Buchanan County). This makes Saint Joseph the county's most populous community.

The population of Saint Joseph represents 1.28% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 76,780 people, the population of Saint Joseph increased 3.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 73,990 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Saint Joseph.

Adding Saint Joseph to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Saint Joseph in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Saint Joseph elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Saint Joseph on a .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Saint Joseph on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Saint Joseph ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Saint Joseph - they are located in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia (2), Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec (3), South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Saint Joseph.

Communities near Saint Joseph ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Saint Joseph.

  • Savannah [Andrew County]
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    • Savannah [Andrew County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Saint Joseph
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,223 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Savannah have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savannah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Savannah<7>
  • Gower [Clinton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gower
    • Gower [Clinton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Saint Joseph
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,454 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gower
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gower<7>
  • Wathena [Doniphan County]
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    • Wathena [Doniphan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Saint Joseph
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,294 people
    • Former name for Wathena:
    • Bryan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wathena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wathena<7>
  • Troy [Doniphan County]
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    • Troy [Doniphan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Saint Joseph
    • Estimated population in 2019: 960 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
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    • Stewartsville [DeKalb County]
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      • Stewartsville [DeKalb County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Saint Joseph
      • Estimated population in 2019: 733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewartsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewartsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stewartsville<7>
    • Agency [Buchanan County]
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      • Agency [Buchanan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Saint Joseph
      • Estimated population in 2019: 660 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agency
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Agency<7>
    • Dearborn [Platte County]
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      • Dearborn [Platte County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Saint Joseph
      • Estimated population in 2019: 523 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearborn have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dearborn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dearborn<7>
    • Union Star [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Star
      • Union Star [DeKalb County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Saint Joseph
      • Estimated population in 2019: 417 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Star
    • Amazonia [Andrew County]
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      • Amazonia [Andrew County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Saint Joseph
      • Estimated population in 2019: 321 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amazonia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amazonia
    • Rushville [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
      • Rushville [Buchanan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Saint Joseph
      • Estimated population in 2019: 280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushville<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Saint Joseph. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Saint Joseph.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Saint Joseph. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Saint Joseph.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Joseph. Our list includes 103 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Saint Joseph.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saint Joseph ...

Looking for more information about Saint Joseph? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Saint Joseph, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Saint Joseph.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saint Joseph: www.ci.st-joseph.mo.us/

The official website for Buchanan County: www.co.buchanan.mo.us/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Buchanan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Saint Joseph.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saint Joseph - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Saint Joseph). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Saint Joseph or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Saint Joseph includes: 64501, 64502, 64503, 64504, 64505, 64506, 64507 & 64508.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Joseph) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saint Joseph. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint Joseph

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Joseph. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7624, Longitude: -94.8340    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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