James City, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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James City, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The James City Census Designated Place had a population of 5,666 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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James City, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,666
Population in Households 5,495
Population in Familes 4,537
Population in Group Qrtrs 171
Population Density2 735
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $56,188
Average Household Income $76,572
Per Capita Income $31,156


Total Housing Units 2,636 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,737 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 539 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 360 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $210,481
Average Home Value $282,484


Total Households 2,276
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,573
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.54% -0.38%
Households -0.52% -0.39%
Families -0.43% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 2018 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 # 137 82nd
Population Density # 341 54th
Diversity Index # 430 42nd
Median Household Income # 154 79th
Per Capita Income # 149 80th

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