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Saint James, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Saint James Census Designated Place had a population of 902 as of July 1, 2016. Saint James ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 902
Population in Households 890
Population in Familes 793
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 108
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 319
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 249
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 233 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $72,222
Average Home Value $106,517


Median Household Income $37,965
Average Household Income $47,332
Per Capita Income $16,432
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.38% 0.87%
Households 1.76% 1.1%
Families 1.49% 0.95%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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, 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, 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 # 305 36th
Population Density1 # 429 10th
Diversity Index2 # 344 28th
Median Household Income # 260 45th
Per Capita Income # 419 12th

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