James City, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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James City, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The James City Census Designated Place had a population of 5,861 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for James City is located at latitude 35.0454 and longitude -76.9981 in Craven County. The formal boundaries for the James City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.71 sq. miles and a water area of 6.29 sq. miles. Craven County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The James City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402629) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The James City Census Designated Place is located within Township 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Craven County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with James City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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James City, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,861
Population in Households 5,686
Population in Familes 4,686
Population in Group Qrtrs 175
Population Density1 760
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 2,321
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,610
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,663 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,661 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 660 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 342 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $201,394
Average Home Value $265,458


Median Household Income $52,062
Average Household Income $72,552
Per Capita Income $29,170
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% 0.04%
Households -0.38% -0.11%
Families -0.2% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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, 2016 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 # 135 82nd
Population Density1 # 334 55th
Diversity Index2 # 423 43rd
Median Household Income # 162 78th
Per Capita Income # 125 83rd

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