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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.
Country  United States
State  Indiana
Founded 1830
Named for St. Joseph River
Seat South Bend
Largest city South Bend
Area
 • Total 461.38 sq mi (1,195.0 km2)
 • Land 457.85 sq mi (1,185.8 km2)
 • Water 3.54 sq mi (9.2 km2)  0.77%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
270,771
 • Density 580/sq mi (224/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 2nd
 
  • Indiana county number 71
  • Fifth-most populous county in Indiana as of 2010

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. The county seat is South Bend.

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