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Encyclopedia > Saint Joseph, Missouri
City of St. Joseph, Missouri
Downtown St. Joseph in 2006
Nickname: St. Joe
Location in the state of Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Buchanan
Government
 - Mayor Ken Shearin
Population (October 2000)
 - City 72,661
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: http://www.stjoemo.info/

Saint Joseph (informally, St. Joe) is the largest city in Northwest Missouri, and seventh largest city in the state, serving as the county seat for Buchanan County. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 72,661[1]. The St. Joseph Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Buchanan, Andrew, and DeKalb counties in Missouri and Doniphan County, Kansas, has an estimated population of 122,934 in the year 2003. Saint Joseph is also home to Missouri Western State University. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2536x728, 557 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Saint Joseph, Missouri User:Malepheasant/articles Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Image File history File links MOMap-doton-Saint_Joseph. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Missouri has 114 counties and one independent city. ... Buchanan County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... 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 state of Missouri. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Andrew County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... DeKalb County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Doniphan County (standard abbreviation: DP) is a county in the State of Kansas, located in the northeastern corner of the state. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Missouri Western State University is a public four-year college in Saint Joseph, Missouri. ...

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History

The intersection of Felix and North 4th Streets in downtown St. Joseph
The intersection of Felix and North 4th Streets in downtown St. Joseph

Saint Joseph was founded by Joseph Robidoux, a local fur trader, and officially incorporated in 1843. 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. 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. In 1882, also on April 3, the notorious Jesse James was killed. Jesse 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." Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2827x1991, 1681 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Saint Joseph, Missouri User:Malepheasant/articles Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2827x1991, 1681 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Saint Joseph, Missouri User:Malepheasant/articles Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Saint Joseph is a city located in Buchanan County, Missouri. ... The fur trade was a huge part in the early economic development of North America. ... Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... The cowboy, the quintessential symbol of the American Old West, circa 1888. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar) // January 1 - Benito Juárez captures Mexico City January 2 - Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia dies and is succeeded by... Frank E. Webner, pony express rider c. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Jesse Woodson James (September 5, 1847–April 3, 1882) was an American outlaw, the most famous member of the James-Younger gang. ...


Saint Joseph peaked as an expansionist city in 1900, with a census population of 102,979. In 1997, Saint Joseph was named an "All-America City" by the National Civic League. [1] Saint Joseph was voted the tenth top true western towns of 2007 by the True West Magazine, in January/February 2007 issue.[2] Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... All-America City Program Logo 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 civic leaders, policy-makers, journalists, and educators (including Theodore Roosevelt, Louis Brandeis, Marshall Field, and Frederick Law Olmsted) to discuss the future of American cities. ... True West Magazine (alternate title: TrueWest) is an American magazine that contains glossy articles and covers; reporting about events that happened in the Old West era. ...


Geography

St. Joseph as viewed from King Hill in 2006
St. Joseph as viewed from King Hill in 2006
Downtown St. Joseph in 2006
Downtown St. Joseph in 2006

Saint Joseph is located at 39°45′29″N, 94°50′12″W (39.757944, -94.836541)GR1, 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. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 115.3 km² (44.5 mi²). 113.5 km² (43.8 mi²) of it is land and 1.7 km² (0.7 mi²) of it (1.48%) is water. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2583x617, 614 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Saint Joseph, Missouri User:Malepheasant/articles Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2583x617, 614 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Saint Joseph, Missouri User:Malepheasant/articles Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2856x640, 632 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Saint Joseph, Missouri User:Malepheasant/articles Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2856x640, 632 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Saint Joseph, Missouri User:Malepheasant/articles Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Kansas City satellite map The Kansas City Metropolitan Area is a metropolitan area situated at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers (Kaw Point) and straddling the state border between Missouri and Kansas. ... Kansas City International Airport (IATA: MCI, ICAO: KMCI), originally named Mid-Continent International Airport, is a public airport located 15 miles (24 km) northwest of the central business district (CBD) of Kansas City, in Platte County, Missouri, USA. In 2006 10. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 73,990 people, 29,026 households, and 18,460 families residing in the city. The population density was 651.6/km² (1,687.7/mi²). There were 31,752 housing units at an average density of 279.6/km² (724.2/mi²). 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. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


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, 12.8% 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. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


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. About 9.1% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.5% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Schools

// Central High School, the second oldest high school west of the Mississippi River, was established on May 8, 1895, when the St. ... Benton High School is a Class 4 high school located in the South Side of Saint Joseph, Missouri. ... Lafayette High School, Buffalo, New York Lafayette High School is the oldest public school in Buffalo that remains in its original building; a stone, brick and terra-cotta structure in the French Renaissance Revival style, by architects August Esenwein and James A. Johnson. ...

Places of interest

The Buchanan County Courthouse in downtown St. Joseph
The Buchanan County Courthouse in downtown St. Joseph
The Missouri River in St. Joseph
The Missouri River in St. Joseph

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Notable natives

Nobert Brodine (December 16, 1896 - February 28, 1970, also credited as Norbert F. Brodin and Norbert Brodin) was a film cinematographer. ... R.L. Brooks Roger Lee R.L. Brooks (born May 24, 1980 in Lincoln, Nebraska) is the guitarist and vocalist for the Kansas City-based Post-Hardcore band, Flee The Seen. ... Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... Eugene Field, American writer Eugene Field (September 2, 1850 - November 4, 1895) American writer, best known for poetry for children and for humorous essays. ... Betty Garrett (born May 23, 1919 in St. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Assassin doing his stuff. ... Coleman Hawkins Coleman Randolph Hawkins, nicknamed Hawk and sometimes Bean, (November 21, 1901 or 1904 - May 19, 1969) was a prominent jazz tenor saxophone musician. ... Shere Hite Shere Hite (born November 2, 1942 in Saint Joseph, Missouri) is a sex educator and feminist. ... Jesse Woodson James (September 5, 1847–April 3, 1882) was an American outlaw, the most famous member of the James-Younger gang. ... Omundson as Carlton Lassiter on Psych. ... Arthur Pryor (September 22, 1870 to June 18, 1942)trombonist, band leader and soloist with the Sousa Band. ... Michael Dean Rucker (born February 28, 1975 in Saint Joseph, Missouri) is an American football defensive end who plays for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. ... Manuel Sanchez Manuel Sanchez (born November 26, 1981 in Klamath Falls, Oregon) is the guitarist for the Kansas City-based Post-Hardcore band, Flee The Seen. ... Jay Sarno (1922-1984) was a Las Vegas business entrepreneur who owned some important hotels there. ... Dame Ruth Elizabeth Warrick, D.M., O.S.J., Regend of Cathedral of St. ... James H. Webb, Jr. ... Jane Wyman (born Sarah Jane Fulks on January 5, 1917 in Saint Joseph, Missouri)[1] is an Academy Award-winning, Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actress also known for being the first wife of president Ronald Reagan. ... Delmer J. Yoakum (December 6, 1915 - October 25, 1996) was an American fine artist, oil and watercolor painter, designer, serigrapher, Disneyland and Hollywood motion picture studio scenic artist. ...

Media outlets

Television stations

  • KQTV, Channel 2, KQ2 (ABC)
  • KTAJ, Channel 16, TV16 (TBN)

KQTV, Channel 2, is the only local broadcast television station serving the St. ... KTAJ-TV is a television station in St. ...

Radio stations

  • KFEQ, 680 AM (News/talk radio)
  • KGNM, 1270 AM (Christian radio)
  • KKJO, 105.5 FM, K-Jo (Hot AC)
  • KSFT, 1550 AM (Oldies)
  • KSJQ, 92.7 FM, Q Country (Country)
  • KSRD, 91.9 FM (Christian Radio)

KFEQ 680 AM is a Saint Joseph, Missouri area talk radio station that airs such national programs such as Sean Hannity, Dave Ramsey, Rush Limbaugh and Jim Bohannon. ... KGNM 1270 AM is a Saint Joseph, Missouri area Christian radio station that airs such national programs such as Chuck Swindoll, Woodrow Kroll, Greg Laurie, Chuck Colson and local shows from folks such as Brian Zahnd. ... KKJO is a radio station in St. ... KKJO is a radio station in St. ...

See also

Saint Joseph is a city located in Buchanan County, Missouri. ...

External links

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  • St. Joseph Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • StJoMo! St. Joseph History

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Footnotes

  1. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=16000US2964550&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US29%7C16000US2941348&_street=&_county=Saint+Joseph%2C+Missouri&_cityTown=Saint+Joseph%2C+Missouri&_state=&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=population_0&ds_name=null&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry=
  2. ^ TWMag, p-26,

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Saint Joseph, Missouri - LoveToKnow 1911 (766 words)
SAINT JOSEPH, a city and the county-seat of Buchanan county, Missouri, U.S.A., and a port of entry, situated in the north-western corner of the state on the E. bank of the Missouri river.
A steel bridge across the Missouri (built in 1872; rebuilt in 1906) connects the city with Elwood, Kansas (pop.
St Joseph became the county-seat in 1846, and in 1851 was first chartered as a city.
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