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DISTRICT <br />City of St. Joseph <br />Year South Bend County <br />1960 132,445 238,614 <br />1970 125,580 244,827 <br />1980 109,727 241,617 <br />1990 105,511 247,052 <br />2000 107,789 265,559 <br />2010 101,168 266,931 <br />Labor Force 132,924 <br />Employment 127,760 <br />Unemployment 5,164 <br />Unemployment Rate 3.9% <br />St. Joseph South Bend - Mishawaka <br />Year County Metro Area <br />2012 9.5% 9.5% <br />2013 8.7% 8.7% <br />2014 6.5% 6.5% <br />2015 5.0% 5.0% <br />2016 4.5% 4.5% <br />1 <br />The boundaries of the South Bend Redevelopment District (the "District") are coterminous with the boundaries of the <br />City of South Bend (the "City"). The South Bend Redevelopment Commission is the governing body of the District. <br />LOCATION <br />The City is located in St. Joseph County in north central Indiana near the border of the State of Michigan. It is <br />approximately 140 miles north of Indianapolis, Indiana and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago, Illinois. <br />GOVERNMENT <br />The City has eleven elected officials: the Mayor, the Common Council, including council members covering six <br />districts and three council members at large, and the City Clerk. <br />South Bend-Mishawaka Metro Area <br />The South Bend Police Department consists of 233 sworn officers and 48 civilian employees. The South Bend Fire <br />Department is comprised of 11 fire stations and employs 250 full-time firefighters in four divisions. <br />POPULATION <br />EMPLOYMENT <br />(As of March 2017) <br />AVERAGE ANNUAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE <br />Source: Indiana Business Research Center. Data collected as of May 18, 2017. <br />CITY OF SOUTH BEND