Saint James, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saint James, New York - Basic Facts

The St. James Census Designated Place had a population of 13,704 as of July 1, 2016. Saint James ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint James is located at latitude 40.8764 and longitude -73.1521 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the St. James Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 151 feet.

The St. James Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390347) 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 St. James Census Designated Place is located within Town of Smithtown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saint James: Saint Jamesville, Sher-a-wog.

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Saint James, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,704
Population in Households 13,248
Population in Familes 11,588
Population in Group Qrtrs 456
Population Density1 3,004
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 4,653
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 3,457
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,855 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,144 (85.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 509 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 202 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $468,421
Average Home Value $523,329


Median Household Income $102,039
Average Household Income $125,668
Per Capita Income $43,723
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.39%
Households 0.41% 0.36%
Families 0.29% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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.

Saint James, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint James to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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 # 149 88th
Population Density1 # 279 77th
Diversity Index2 # 567 53rd
Median Household Income # 191 84th
Per Capita Income # 250 79th

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