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St. Joseph County is a county located in the state of Indiana. Census 2010 put the
population at 266,931. St. Joseph was created in 1830. The
county seat is South Bend. The
county is named for the St. Joseph River which flows
through it toward Lake Michigan.
St. Joseph County is part of the South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The county is named for the St. Joseph River which was itself named for the Catholic Saint, husband of the Virgin Mary.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
St. Joseph County was organized January 29, 1830 becoming effective April 1, 1830.
St. Joseph County is divided into 13 Civil Townships as follows: Center, Clay, German, Greene, Harris, Liberty, Lincoln, Madison, Olive, Penn, Portage, Union and Warren.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 461 square miles (1,194 km2), of which 457 square miles (1,185 km2) is land and 4 square miles (9 km2) (0.79%) is water.
St. Joseph county is located in north Indiana. The St. Joseph River flows through this county toward Lake Michigan.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Brown Mackie College
Holy Cross College
Ivy Tech North Central
Indiana University South Bend
St. Mary's College
University of Notre Dame