St. Joseph, Missouri
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St. Joseph is a city located in the northwestern portion of the present-day U.S. state of Missouri. Prior to meddling by those of European descent, this area was inhabited by the Missouria people groups. As for the city of St. Joseph, Missouri itself, however, it was first founded by local fur trader Joseph Robidoux along the Missouri River. Robidoux named his new settlement after the Biblical Saint Joseph. The city of St. Joseph, Missouri was officially incorporated in 1843. Interestingly, the city of St. Joseph, Missouri was the “westernmost point in the United States accessible by rail until after the American Civil War.”
Today, according to a 2017 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of St. Joseph, Missouri has a total population of 76,442 people. This makes St. Joseph, Missouri the eighth most populous city in the entire state of Missouri and the third most populous city in all of Northwest Missouri. Additionally, St. Joseph, Missouri is also, of course, considered the principal city of the St. Joseph Metropolitan Statistical Area. The St. Joseph Metropolitan Statistical Area, according to an earlier 2010 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, has a total population of 127,329 people.
All the way back in 1997, the city of St. Joseph, Missouri was named an “All-America City” by the National Civic League. Additionally, in 2007, True West Magazine voted St. Joseph, Missouri the Top True Western Town in America. The city is proud to discuss these various honors. Today, however, St. Joseph, Missouri is home to TransitAmerica Services, which “provides conductors for various train systems nationwide.”
TransitAmerica Services is not St. Joseph, Missouri’s largest employer, however. That honor goes to Mosaic Life Care, which is responsible for 3,471 local St. Joseph, Missouri jobs. Coming in at second is Triumph Foods, which employs 2,767 St. Joseph, Missouri locals. St. Joseph School District comes in third, with 2,047 employees. The 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard is the fourth largest employer in the city of St. Joseph, Missouri, due to its 1,494 workers. Boehringer Inhelheim Vetmedica is next, providing jobs for 1,191 St. Joseph, Missouri locals.
St. Joseph, Missouri isn’t all about its economy, though. The city is also home to several structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Among these structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places are Patee House, “a former hotel now maintained as a museum of transportation,” the Missouri Theater, and Walnut Park Farm Historic District. Missouri Theater and Missouri Theater Building were completed all the way back in 1927. They were designed by the noted theater architects Boller Brothers with sculpture by Waylande Gregory. The Missouri Theater was built in the Art Deco, Exotic Revival, and Moorish Revival styles of architecture. As for the Walnut Park Farm Historic District, not only is it listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, but it is also considered a U.S. Historic District as well. These farms (and their buildings) were “developed” from about 1870 to 1914, and include 87 acres.
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