St. Joseph County, Indiana

county in Indiana, United States

St. Joseph County, commonly called St. Joe County by locals, is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of Census 2010, the population was 266,931.[1] The county seat is South Bend.[2]

Saint Joseph County
Old St. Joseph County courthouse in South Bend, Indiana
Old St. Joseph County courthouse in South Bend, Indiana
Map of Indiana highlighting Saint Joseph County
Location within the U.S. state of Indiana
Map of the United States highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°37′N 86°17′W / 41.62°N 86.29°W / 41.62; -86.29
Country United States
State Indiana
Named forSt. Joseph River
SeatSouth Bend
Largest citySouth Bend
 • Total461.38 sq mi (1,195.0 km2)
 • Land457.85 sq mi (1,185.8 km2)
 • Water3.54 sq mi (9.2 km2)  0.77%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density580/sq mi (224/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district2nd
  • Indiana county number 71
  • Fifth-most populous county in Indiana as of 2010


  1. "St. Joseph County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.