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Saint James, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Saint James Census Designated Place had a population of 779 as of July 1, 2017. Saint James ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint James is located at latitude 30.0186 and longitude -90.8509 in St. James Parish. The formal boundaries for the Saint James Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.39 sq. miles and a water area of 1.5 sq. miles. St. James Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Saint James Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583548) 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 Saint James Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. James Parish.

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, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 779
Daytime Population: Workers 276
Daytime Population: Residents 447
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 723
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 768
Population in Familes 683
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 93
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $38,048
Average Household Income $48,937
Per Capita Income $16,915


Total Housing Units 325 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $73,214
Average Home Value $109,653


Total Households 274
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 212
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 -0.84% 0.63%
Households -0.59% 0.79%
Families -0.94% 0.74%
Median Household Income   -1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.26%

Saint James, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint James to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana 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 # 323 32nd
Population Density # 439 8th
Diversity Index # 357 25th
Median Household Income # 264 45th
Per Capita Income # 416 12th

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