Growth and Decline.

by Nick Molnar on April 20, 2006

Population of South Bend, Granger and St Joseph County 1960 - 2000St Joseph County has an estimated 266,431 people, up from 238,614 in 1960. While the county’s growth has been steady, its distribution has not been. South Bend’s population peaked in 1960 around 132,000 and has dropped to about 108,000. Mishawaka has grown by several thousand people per census, and Granger’s head count has nearly tripled since 1980.


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