St. Joseph, Missouri

Demographic Snapshot

St. Joseph Buchanan County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2016 76,472 88,938 2,104,509
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 1.3% 1.4% 4.4%
Median Age, 2015 35.7 36.8 35.9
Land Area (sq. mi.) 43.99 408.03 7,950
High School Grads, 2015 86.4% 87.3% 91.2%
College Grads, 2015 19.2% 19.5% 35.8%
Labor Force, 2016 39,291 46,584 1,126,141
Unemployment Rate, 2016 4% 3.8% 3.8%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

Company
Type of Operation
Employees
139th Airlift Wing
Government
1,200
American Family Insurance (Reg. Hdq.)
Insurance
732
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Animal pharmaceuticals
946
City of St. Joseph, MO Government 665
Hillshire Brands
Meat products
620
Hy-Vee Food Stores, Inc.
Grocery store
445
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local Union #545) Contractor 253
Johnson Controls, Inc.-Battery Division
Manufacturing
697
Missouri Department of Transportation
Government
490
Missouri Western State University
Education
705
Mosaic Life Care Health services 3,224
Nestle Purina PetCare Pet food manufacturer 252
Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center
Health services
336
School District of St. Joseph
Education
1,882
Systems & Services Technologies
Financial services
983
Triumph Foods, LLC
Meat products
2,781
USA 800, Inc.
Call center
475
Wal-Mart
Department store
785

Contact Information

St. Joseph Economic Development Partnership

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum