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 5,708 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 5,708
Daytime Population: Workers 4,563
Daytime Population: Residents 2,825
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,388
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 5,537
Population in Familes 4,550
Population in Group Qrtrs 171
Population Density2 740
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $53,846
Average Household Income $75,331
Per Capita Income $30,637


Total Housing Units 2,642 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,620 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 669 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 353 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $207,264
Average Home Value $271,665


Total Households 2,289
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,580
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.51% -0.34%
Households -0.52% -0.38%
Families -0.43% -0.47%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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, 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 # 136 82nd
Population Density # 338 54th
Diversity Index # 430 42nd
Median Household Income # 157 79th
Per Capita Income # 126 83rd

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