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Saint James, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Saint James had a population of 4,191 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Saint James is located at latitude 38.0024 and longitude -91.6134 in Phelps County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saint James (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Phelps County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

The City of Saint James (GNIS ID: 2396494) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Saint James is located within Township of Saint James, a minor civil division (MCD) of Phelps County.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saint James: Big Prairie.

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Saint James, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,191
Daytime Population: Workers 2,215
Daytime Population: Residents 2,492
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,707
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 3,844
Population in Familes 3,012
Population in Group Qrtrs 347
Population Density2 981
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $37,518
Average Household Income $49,539
Per Capita Income $19,656


Total Housing Units 1,772 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 889 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 705 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $103,354
Average Home Value $120,388


Total Households 1,595
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,015
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.08% -0.08%
Households -0.32% -0.19%
Families -0.19% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

Saint James, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint James to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 168 84th
Population Density # 384 63rd
Diversity Index # 533 49th
Median Household Income # 712 31st
Per Capita Income # 762 26th

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