St. James, Missouri Population 2023

3,851

St. James is a city located in Phelps County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 3,851, it is the 179th largest city in Missouri and the 7743rd largest city in the United States.St. James is currently declining at a rate of -0.72% annually and its population has decreased by -2.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,935 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, St. James has a population density of 901 people per square mile.

The average household income in St. James is $50,253 with a poverty rate of 28.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in St. James is 34.1 years, 31 years for males, and 36.5 years for females.

St. James Demographics

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

  • White: 95.02%
  • Two or more races: 2.79%
  • Native American: 0.79%
  • Black or African American: 0.74%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
The current population of St. James, Missouri is 3,851 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,935.

St. James, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

St. James Population by Race

St. James Population Pyramid 2023

St. James Median Age

34.1

Total

31

Male

36.5

Female

St. James Adults

There are 2,787 adults, (533 of whom are seniors) in St. James.

St. James Age Dependency

79.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.2

Child Dependency Ratio

St. James Sex Ratio

Female2,05850.78%
Male1,99549.22%

St. James Population by Age

St. James Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.9

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

46.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

St. James Households and Families

Male

Female

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

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

St. James Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$28,500

Average Earnings

$31,672

Average Male

$23,984

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

97.37% of St. James residents speak only English, while 2.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.33% of the population.

St. James Language

St. James Poverty by Race

rate

28.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.99%

Male Poverty Rate

29.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in St. James

The race most likely to be in poverty in St. James is Multiple, with 75.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in St. James is Hispanic, with 9.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.14%.

St. James Poverty

St. James Poverty Rate by Education

St. James Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

St. James Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

St. James Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

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

279

Number of Veterans

240

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

St. James Veterans by War

St. James Veterans by Age

count

St. James Veterans by Race

St. James Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

60.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

St. James Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

3.4%

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

73.62%

Born in St. James

102.13%

Native Born

0.86%

Foreign Born

0.51%

Non Citizen

0.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

102.13% of St. James residents were born in the United States, with 73.62% having been born in Missouri. 0.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

St. James Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

St. James Population by Year