St. James, Louisiana Population 2024

648

St. James is a city located in St. James Parish Louisiana. St. James has a 2024 population of 648. St. James is currently growing at a rate of 2.05% annually and its population has increased by 8.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 596 in 2020.

The average household income in St. James is $71,539 with a poverty rate of 9.97%. The median age in St. James is 55.4 years: 55.4 years for males, and 55.5 years for females.

St. James Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of St. James was:

  • Black or African American: 86.82%
  • White: 13.18%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
8.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
77.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
8.72% (52)
The current population of St. James, Louisiana is 648 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 596.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American54086.82%
White8213.18%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

Black or African American

White

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

St. James Population by Race

St. James Population Pyramid 2024

St. James Median Age

55.4

Total

55.4

Male

55.5

Female

St. James Adults

There are 555 adults, (218 of whom are seniors) in St. James.

St. James Age Dependency

84.6

Age Dependency Ratio

64.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Child Dependency Ratio

St. James Sex Ratio

Female29347.11%
Male32952.89%

St. James Population by Age

St. James Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2232.7989.710.3
Married1213.66955
Non Family5907822
Female292.721000
Male142.9371.428.6

3.43

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

89.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

St. James Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade519.94%
Associates Degree265.07%
Bachelors Degree397.6%
Graduate Degree5210.14%
High School Graduate22042.88%
Less Than 9th Grade458.77%
Some College8015.59%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

St. James Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

St. James Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black43135971
White825820

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 83.29%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.39%.

St. James Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$31,364$0$0
Graduate Degree$51,250$0$51,250
High School Graduate$28,185$0$28,750
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$29,041$34,000$27,120
Some College$27,174$0$0

$29,041

Average Earnings

$34,000

Average Male

$27,120

Average Female

St. James Earnings by Educational Attainment

St. James Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

St. James Language

100% of St. James residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

St. James Language

St. James Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black5406211.48%

9.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.29%

Male Poverty Rate

12.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in St. James

The race most likely to be in poverty in St. James is Black, with 11.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in St. James is Black, with 11.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.66%.

St. James Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater40.66%
Less Than 9th Grade11.46%
High School6.36%
Some College0%

St. James Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed7.56%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

St. James Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

St. James Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$62,083$82,970
Households$52,266$71,539
Married Families$80,250$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,403$39,764

mean

median

Income by Household Type

St. James Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

Female Marriage Rate

St. James Married by Age and Sex

male

female

St. James Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

St. James Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

St. James Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

31

Number of Veterans

28

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam28
First Gulf War3
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

St. James Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7428
55 to 643
18 to 340
35 to 540
75+0

St. James Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black316.55%

St. James Veterans by Race

St. James Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

St. James Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47%

Labor Force Participation

45.6%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

St. James Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

St. James Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

St. James Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

98.55%

Born in St. James

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of St. James residents were born in the United States, with 98.55% having been born in Louisiana. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

St. James Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024648132.05%
2023635132.09%
20226227814.34%
2021544-52-8.72%
2020596-138-18.8%
2019734-54-6.85%
201878815524.49%
2017633-105-14.23%
2016738-139-15.85%
2015877-57-6.1%
2014934394.36%
2013895-4-0.44%
201289911414.52%
2011785-43-5.19%
201082800%

St. James Population by Year