Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri

Saint Joseph: County seat of Buchanan County, Missouri, United States


Saint Joseph is a city located in the county of Buchanan in the U.S. state of Missouri. Its population at the 2010 census was 76,780 and a population density of 662 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 74,074 inhabitants.

The city was created 180 years ago in 1842.

Quick Facts about Saint Joseph

Population : 74,074 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Missouri (United States)
County : Buchanan County
Different from : Joseph
Postal code : 64501
Phone Area Codes : 816
Area : 116 km2
Official name : d3
Named for : Joseph
Capital city : Saint Joseph is capital of Buchanan County
Establishment : January 01, 1843 (180 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 19:36:25 (2nd June 2023)
Density : 639 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.65% (2010-2020)
Saint Joseph locator map
Location of Saint Joseph on Missouri map.
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St Joseph Missouri skyline
St Joseph Missouri skyline image


Saint Joseph is located at 39°46'7"N 94°50'48"W (39.7686100, -94.8466300).

Saint Joseph map


According to census records, the population of Saint Joseph decreased by 3.65% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 76,780 - census
2011 77,202 0.55% estimation process
2012 77,332 0.17% estimation process
2013 77,221 -0.14% estimation process
2014 76,994 -0.29% estimation process
2015 76,496 -0.65% estimation process
2016 76,443 -0.07% estimation process
2017 76,076 -0.48% estimation process
2018 75,604 -0.62% estimation process
2019 74,875 -0.97% estimation process
2020 74,074 -1.08% estimation process

Saint Joseph zip code is 64501. County name: Buchanan, County fips: 29021

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People born in Saint Joseph (135)

People born in Saint Joseph, including actress, singer, dancer, and philanthropist Jane Wyman, jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, actress, comedian, singer, and dancer Betty Garrett, .


  • Nellie Tayloe Ross (First woman state governor in the U.S.) she was born in 29/11/1876
  • Georgia Hale (American silent film actress) she was born in 24/06/1905
  • Malin Craig (American politician) he was born in 05/08/1875
  • Ruth Warrick (American actress (1916-2005)) she was born in 29/06/1916
  • Jeff Morris (American actor) he was born in 20/09/1934
  • Ryan Bradley (figure skater) he was born in 17/11/1983
  • Jim Webb (American politician, military officer and author) he was born in 09/02/1946
  • Levi Ankeny (American politician (1844-1921)) he was born in 01/08/1844
  • June Clyde (American singer, dancer, actress (1909-1987)) she was born in 02/12/1909
  • Timothy Omundson (American actor) he was born in 29/07/1969
  • Terin Humphrey (gymnast) she was born in 14/08/1986
  • Norbert Brodine (American cinematographer) he was born in 16/12/1896
  • Arthur Willard Pryor (American bandleader, composer, virtuoso trombonist with the Sousa Band) he was born in 22/09/1870
  • Tom Pendergast (American politician) he was born in 22/07/1872
  • Paul Murry (Disney comics artist) he was born in 25/11/1911
  • LeRoy Prinz (American film director and choreographer (1895-1983)) he was born in 14/07/1895
  • Harold F. Cherniss (American classical scholar) he was born in 11/03/1904
  • Jon Jefferson (American writer) he was born in 13/11/1955

Schools in Saint Joseph

College & universities near Saint Joseph, MO

Code Name City ZIP
178466 Hillyard Technical Center Saint Joseph (MO) 64506-5102
457688 American Business and Technology University St Joseph (MO) 64506
178387 Missouri Western State University Saint Joseph (MO) 64507
154712 Benedictine College Atchison (KS) 66002-1499
155186 Highland Community College Highland (KS) 66035-4165

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Saint Joseph, MO

Code Name Address Type
KCY Union Station 30 West Pershing Rd. RAIL
IDP Independence 600 South Grand Ave. RAIL
LRC Lawrence 413 East 7th Street RAIL
LEE Lee's Summit 217 SW Main St. RAIL
TOP Topeka 500 SE Holliday Place RAIL

Post offices near Saint Joseph

Post Office Name City ZIP
Saint Joseph Post Office Saint Joseph (MO) 64501
Fairleigh Post Office Saint Joseph (MO) 64506
Elwood Post Office Elwood (KS) 66024
Eastsid Post Office Saint Joseph (MO) 64506
Stockyards Saint Joseph Post Office Saint Joseph (MO) 64504

Other places with the same name (9)

Other cities in Buchanan County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Buchanan County , MO.

City Name Population Title
Sparta 2,076 City in Christian County, Missouri
Taos 1,157 City in Buchanan County, Missouri, United States
Agency 651 Human settlement in Buchanan County, Missouri, United States of America
Rushville 275 Village in the United States
Easton 233 City in Buchanan County, Missouri, United States
De Kalb 222 City in Missouri, United States
Lewis and Clark Village 127 Village in the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Saint Joseph distances to largest Missouri cities