St. James, North Carolina Population 2024

7,717

St. James is a city located in Brunswick County North Carolina. St. James has a 2024 population of 7,717. St. James is currently growing at a rate of 3.68% annually and its population has increased by 16.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,619 in 2020.

The average household income in St. James is $183,278 with a poverty rate of 2.53%. The median age in St. James is 68.3 years: 69.3 years for males, and 67.7 years for females.

St. James Demographics

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

  • White: 92.28%
  • Two or more races: 4.89%
  • Other race: 1.98%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Black or African American: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
9.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
846.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
16.59% (1,098)
The current population of St. James, North Carolina is 7,717 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,619.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,05992.28%
Two or more races3214.89%
Other race1301.98%
Asian330.5%
Black or African American230.35%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

St. James Population by Race

St. James Population Pyramid 2024

St. James Median Age

68.3

Total

69.3

Male

67.7

Female

St. James Adults

There are 6,266 adults, (4,147 of whom are seniors) in St. James.

St. James Age Dependency

209.9

Age Dependency Ratio

195.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14.2

Child Dependency Ratio

St. James Sex Ratio

Female3,37551.4%
Male3,19148.6%

St. James Population by Age

St. James Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,1972.0595.54.5
Married2,6352.2196.13.9
Non Family5241.2592.27.8
Female372.411000
Male121000

2.21

Average Family Size

2.05

Average Household Size

95.5%

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 Grade590.94%
Associates Degree5588.91%
Bachelors Degree2,23235.62%
Graduate Degree1,86829.81%
High School Graduate64610.31%
Less Than 9th Grade160.26%
Some College88714.16%

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
White5,8185,7433,832
2+ Races262262199
Hispanic20920942
Other Race13013026
Asian333320
Black232323

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

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$91,538$133,013$51,029
Graduate Degree$118,720$0$119,167
High School Graduate$0$250,001$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$82,885$121,083$51,241
Some College$56,534$104,034$0

$82,885

Average Earnings

$121,083

Average Male

$51,241

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

94.55% of St. James residents speak only English, while 5.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.12% of the population.

St. James Language

St. James Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Multiple3219228.66%
White6,059540.89%
Hispanic2684014.93%
Asian332060.61%

2.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.41%

Male Poverty Rate

2.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in St. James

The race most likely to be in poverty in St. James is Asian, with 60.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in St. James is White, with 0.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 2.55%.

St. James Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College4.78%
Bachelors or Greater2.37%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
High School0%

St. James Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed1.65%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
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$119,160$154,025
Households$113,507$183,278
Married Families$119,898$-999,999,999
Non Families$104,878$332,504

mean

median

Income by Household Type

St. James Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

86.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

91.3%

Male Marriage Rate

80.9%

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 20-34, 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

827

Number of Veterans

765

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam566
First Gulf War146
Second Gulf War68
Korea51
World War II0

St. James Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74473
75+325
55 to 6429
18 to 340
35 to 540

St. James Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White78213.44%
Other Race2620%
Hispanic2612.44%
Black1043.48%
2+ Races93.44%

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

12.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

St. James Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

25.4%

Labor Force Participation

24.5%

Employment Rate

3.5%

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

13.52%

Born in St. James

95.9%

Native Born

4.1%

Foreign Born

0.55%

Non Citizen

3.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.9% of St. James residents were born in the United States, with 13.52% having been born in North Carolina. 0.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

St. James Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,0902743.11%
20288,8162753.22%
20278,5412743.31%
20268,2672753.44%
20257,9922753.56%
20247,7172743.68%
20237,4431241.69%
20227,3193945.69%
20216,9253064.62%
20206,6193635.8%
20196,2563976.78%
20185,8593396.14%
20175,5203206.15%
20165,2003807.88%
20154,82049311.39%
20144,32743511.18%
20133,8923229.02%
20123,5702166.44%
20113,3541584.94%
20103,19600%

St. James Population by Year