St. Joseph Township, Allen County, Indiana

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Saint Joseph Township
Township
Martin Blume Jr. Farm, a historic site in the township
Martin Blume Jr. Farm, a historic site in the township
Location of St. Joseph Township in Allen County, Indiana
Location of St. Joseph Township in Allen County, Indiana
Coordinates: 41°08′18″N 85°03′50″W / 41.13833°N 85.06389°W / 41.13833; -85.06389Coordinates: 41°08′18″N 85°03′50″W / 41.13833°N 85.06389°W / 41.13833; -85.06389
Country United States
State Indiana
County Allen
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 35.53 sq mi (92.01 km2)
 • Land 35.49 sq mi (91.91 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
Elevation[1] 797 ft (243 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 72,245
 • Density 2,036/sq mi (786.0/km2)
FIPS code 18-66924[2]
GNIS feature ID 453820
Website stjosephtwp.allenco.in.gov

Saint Joseph Township is one of twenty townships in Allen County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 72,245.[3]

Geography[edit]

St. Joseph Township covers an area of 35.63 square miles (92.27 km2); 0.042 square miles (0.11 km2), or 0.11 percent, of this is water.[3] The mostly suburban township includes portions of the cities of Fort Wayne (Indiana's second largest city) and New Haven. The St. Joseph River flows through the western part of the township.

Cities and towns[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]

The township is adjacent to these Indiana townships:

Education[edit]

St. Joseph Township is the home of Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). With an enrollment of 14,192, it is the fifth-largest public university campus in Indiana. The township is also home to the Northeast Indiana regional campus of Ivy Tech Community College, the second-largest public community college campus in the state.

St. Joseph Township's private colleges and universities include Concordia Theological Seminary (Lutheran) and the Fort Wayne campus of Brown Mackie College.

The township is also home to two high schools: R. Nelson Snider High School, a large public school operated by Fort Wayne Community Schools, and Blackhawk Christian School, a private K–12 school operated by Blackhawk Ministries.

Libraries[edit]

St. Joseph Township residents are served by the Allen County Public Library's Georgetown Branch.

Transportation[edit]

Public transportation in St. Joseph Township is provided by the Fort Wayne Public Transportation Corporation's Citilink and Campuslink bus systems.

Major highways[edit]

Recreation[edit]

The City of Fort Wayne operates Shoaff Park in the township, a 184.5-acre (74.7 ha) park located on the banks of the St. Joseph River. The park offers hiking, boating, public golf course, a disk golf course, tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, and a playground with splashpad.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for St. Joseph Township, Allen County, Indiana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 69
(21)
73
(23)
86
(30)
90
(32)
99
(37)
106
(41)
103
(39)
102
(39)
100
(38)
91
(33)
79
(26)
71
(22)
106
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 31
(−1)
36
(2)
47
(8)
60
(16)
72
(22)
81
(27)
84
(29)
82
(28)
75
(24)
63
(17)
49
(9)
36
(2)
59.7
(15.3)
Average low °F (°C) 16
(−9)
19
(−7)
29
(−2)
38
(3)
49
(9)
59
(15)
63
(17)
60
(16)
53
(12)
42
(6)
33
(1)
22
(−6)
40.3
(4.6)
Record low °F (°C) −24
(−31)
−19
(−28)
−10
(−23)
7
(−14)
27
(−3)
36
(2)
38
(3)
38
(3)
29
(−2)
19
(−7)
−1
(−18)
−18
(−28)
−24
(−31)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.05
(52.1)
1.94
(49.3)
2.86
(72.6)
3.54
(89.9)
3.75
(95.3)
4.04
(102.6)
3.58
(90.9)
3.60
(91.4)
2.81
(71.4)
2.63
(66.8)
2.98
(75.7)
2.77
(70.4)
36.55
(928.4)
Source: The Weather Channel.[4]

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