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James City, North Carolina - Basic Facts

James City is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the James City Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Craven County at latitude 35.0888 and longitude -77.035. Craven County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The formal boundaries for the James City Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 7.71 sq. miles and a water area of 6.29 sq. miles.

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James City, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,873
Population in Households 5,706
Population in Familes 4,702
Population in Group Qrtrs 167
Population Density1 774
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 2,372
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,645
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,677 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,712 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 660 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 305 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $187,558
Average Home Value $245,269


Median Household Income $56,931
Average Household Income $73,235
Per Capita Income $29,355
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.1% 0.08%
Households 0.05% 0.12%
Families 0.3% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


James City, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares James City to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 132 82nd
Population Density1 # 323 56th
Diversity Index2 # 438 41st
Median Household Income # 86 88th
Per Capita Income # 102 86th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.