Saint Joseph (informally, St. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically Missouri ( or) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee Missouri has 114 counties and one Independent city. St Louis City is separate from St Buchanan County is a County located in the US state of Missouri. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Daylight saving time ( DST The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Joe) is the largest city in Northwest Missouri, and seventh largest city in the state, serving as the county seat for Buchanan County. Missouri ( or) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Buchanan County is a County located in the US state of Missouri. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 73,990. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar.  The St. Joseph Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Buchanan, Andrew, and DeKalb counties in Missouri and Doniphan County, Kansas, had an estimated population of 122,306 in 2006. The St Joseph Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of four counties - three in northwest Missouri ( Andrew County is a County located in the US state of Missouri. DeKalb County is a County located in the US state of Missouri. Doniphan County (county code DP) is a county located in Northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. Kansas ( is a Midwestern state in the central region of the United States of America, an area often referred to as the American " Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Saint Joseph is also home to Missouri Western State University. Missouri Western State University is a public four-year college in Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Saint Joseph was founded by Joseph Robidoux, a local fur trader, and officially incorporated in 1843. Joseph Robidoux III (1783 &ndash 1868 established the Blacksnake Hills Trading Post that eventually became St The fur trade is a worldwide industry dealing in the acquisition and sale of animal Fur. Year 1843 ( MDCCCXLIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common  In its early days, it was a bustling outpost and rough frontier town, serving as a last supply point and jumping-off point over the Missouri River toward the "Wild West", this due largely to the fact that it was the westernmost point in the United States accessible by rail until after the American Civil War. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South
Several events of particular historical note occurred in Saint Joseph. Between April 3, 1860, and late October 1861, Saint Joseph was one of the two endpoints of the Pony Express. Events 1043 - Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. Year 1860 ( MDCCLX) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year starting Year 1861 ( MDCCCLXI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Pony Express was a fast Mail service crossing the North American continent from St In 1882, also on April 3, the notorious Jesse James was killed at his home, originally located at 1318 Lafayette, now sited next to The Patee House, a hotel that had formerly served as the home of both Patee Female College and St. Joseph Female College. Year 1882 ( MDCCCLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Jesse Woodson James (September 5 1847—April 3 1882 was an American Outlaw in the border state of Missouri and the most famous member of the The John Patee House, also known as Patee House, was a hotel at 12th Street and Penn in St St Joseph Female College was a private Women's college located in St  James was living under the alias of Mr. Howard. An excerpt from a popular poem of the time is: ". . . that dirty little coward that shot Mr. Howard has laid poor Jesse in his grave. "
The Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Home maintains a small museum about Jesse James. Their predecessors conducted the funeral. The museum is open to the public. His home, which has been relocated at least three times, is now maintained as a tourist attraction that features the bullet hole from that fateful shot. These two events lend Saint Joseph the slogan, "Where the Pony Express started and Jesse James ended. "
Saint Joseph peaked as an expansionist city in 1900, with a census population of 102,979. Year 1900 ( MCM) was an exceptional Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar In 1997, Saint Joseph was named an "All-America City" by the National Civic League. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar The All-America City Award is given by the National Civic League annually to ten cities in the United States. The National Civic League is an Organization founded in 1894 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania at a meeting of politicians policy-makers journalists and  Saint Joseph was voted the top true western town of 2007 by the True West Magazine, in the January/February 2008 issue. True West Magazine (alternate title True West) is an American magazine that contains glossy articles and covers reporting about events that happened in the "
GeographySaint Joseph is located at (39. 757944, -94. 836541), on the Missouri/Kansas border in northwestern Missouri. The nearest major metropolitan area to Saint Joseph is the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, which begins approximately 30 miles to the south.
The nearest major airport is Kansas City International Airport, which is approximately 35 miles to the south. Kansas City International Airport, originally named Mid-Continent International Airport According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 44. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 5 square miles (115. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 3 km²), of which, 43. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 8 square miles (113. 5 km²) of it is land and 0. 7 square miles (1. 7 km²) of it (1. 48%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 73,990 people, 29,026 households, and 18,460 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,687. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 7 people per square mile (651. 6/km²). There were 31,752 housing units at an average density of 724. 2/sq mi (279. 6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91. 88% White, 5. 03% African American, 0. 46% Native American, 0. 47% Asian, 0. 03% Pacific Islander, 0. 69% from other races, and 1. 44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. 61% of the population.
There were 29,026 households out of which 30. 1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46. 7% were married couples living together, 12. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36. 4% were non-families. 30. 4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13. 2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 39 and the average family size was 2. 98.
In the city the population was spread out with 24. 1% under the age of 18, 11. 6% from 18 to 24, 28. 6% from 25 to 44, 20. 3% from 45 to 64, and 15. 4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95. 6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92. 7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,663, and the median income for a family was $40,995. Males had a median income of $31,300 versus $21,592 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,445. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 9. 1% of families and 13. 0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 5% of those under age 18 and 9. 8% of those age 65 or over.
The St. Joseph School District operates 3 public high schools in St. Joseph
The St. Central High School is a Public secondary school in St Joseph Missouri. Benton High School is a Class 4 public High school located in Saint Joseph Missouri. Lafayette High School is a High school (grades 9-12 in St Joseph, Missouri. Joseph School District operates 4 public middle schools in St. Joseph
The St. Joseph School District operates 18 public elementary schools in St. Joseph
The following private schools are in St. Joseph.
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