St. Joseph, Minnesota
|St. Joseph, Minnesota|
|— City —|
|Motto: "Tomorrow With Tradition"|
|• Total||3.89 sq mi (10.08 km2)|
|• Land||3.89 sq mi (10.08 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,096 ft (334 m)|
|• Estimate (2011)||6,558|
|• Density||1,679.7/sq mi (648.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0650746|
St. Joseph is a city in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States. The town began as a German settlement in 1854, and officially became a city in 1890. The population was 6,534 at the 2010 census. It is home to the College of Saint Benedict.
One of the city's major landmarks is St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Benedict's Monastery, and The College of St. Benedict. An all-women's Catholic college, the complex is noted in the downtown area for the high spire of St. Joseph's Church, and the rotunda and dome of the Monastery and College Sacred Heart Chapel. The architecture is different from other buildings and the major structures are visible from miles away.
The few small business shops include the Local Blend Coffee Shop, Bello Cucina Italian Restaurant, and Bo Diddly's Sandwich Shop, which cater to all residents.
2010 census 
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,534 people, 1,845 households, and 1,184 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,679.7 inhabitants per square mile (648.5 /km2). There were 1,912 housing units at an average density of 491.5 per square mile (189.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.7% White, 1.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.
There were 1,845 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.8% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.96.
The median age in the city was 22.7 years. 17.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 37.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 15.1% were from 45 to 64; and 7.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 37.2% male and 62.8% female.
2000 census 
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,681 people, 1,120 households, and 712 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,517.4 people per square mile (971.7/km²). There were 1,147 housing units at an average density of 616.8 per square mile (238.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.69% White, 1.00% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.22% of the population.
There were 1,120 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.06.
The age distribution is 16.7% under the age of 18, 44.4% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 10.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 46.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 39.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,938, and the median income for a family was $44,737. Males had a median income of $33,344 versus $22,007 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,011. About 5.4% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 35.2% of those age 65 or over.
Notable residents 
- Joyce Sutphen (born 1949) was named in 2011 as the State's Poet Laureate by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton.
- Jacob Wetterling (born February 17, 1978) was kidnapped from his hometown at the age of 11 on October 22, 1989. His fate remains unknown.
- Patty Wetterling (born November 2, 1949) is an advocate for children's safety, particularly focused on protecting children from abduction and abuse. Her advocacy began after her son was abducted in 1989.
- The Servant of God Sister Annella Zervas, O.S.B. (1900–1926), is the closest that Minnesota possesses to a Canonized Saint. Her grave in the cemetery of Saint Benedict's Monastery continues to receive pilgrims.
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