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Saint James, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Saint James had a population of 4,079 as of July 1, 2017. Saint James ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint James is located at latitude 33.9459 and longitude -78.1131 in Brunswick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Saint James (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Saint James (GNIS ID: 2407392) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Saint James is located within Township of Lockwoods Folly, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brunswick County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saint James population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Saint James, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,079
Daytime Population: Workers 675
Daytime Population: Residents 3,272
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,947
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 4,079
Population in Familes 3,717
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 489
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $79,357
Average Household Income $118,407
Per Capita Income $57,743


Total Housing Units 2,894 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,845 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 ( 5.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 900 (31.1%)
Median Home Value $467,232
Average Home Value $515,610


Total Households 1,994
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 1,699
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 3.56% 3.36%
Households 3.31% 3.34%
Families 2.85% 3.26%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   1.63%

Saint James, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint James to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 190 74th
Population Density # 455 39th
Diversity Index # 729 1st
Median Household Income # 30 96th
Per Capita Income # 4 100th

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