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Saint James, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Saint James Census Designated Place had a population of 859 as of July 1, 2019. 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 29.9819 and longitude -90.8318 in St. James Parish. The formal boundaries for the Saint James Census Designated Place 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.


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Saint James, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Saint James, LA Housing Affordability Index is 179
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Saint James, LA Wealth Index is 42
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 859
Population in Households 850
Population in Familes 754
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density 102
Diversity Index1 33
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,087
Average Household Income $48,019
Per Capita Income $15,926
Wealth Index3 42

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $90,179
Housing Affordability Index2 179
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 301
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 232
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.4% 0.94%
Households 0.55% 1.04%
Families 0.24% 1.01%
Median Household Income   0.41%
Per Capita Income   1.29%

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, 2019 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 # 313 34th
Population Density # 435 8th
Diversity Index # 355 25th
Median Household Income # 381 20th
Per Capita Income # 405 15th

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