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The City of Saint James had a population of 4,218 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saint James: Big Prairie.

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Saint James, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,218
Population in Households 3,872
Population in Familes 3,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 346
Population Density1 987
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,606
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,023
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 919 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 688 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $102,974
Average Home Value $119,103


Median Household Income $35,978
Average Household Income $45,970
Per Capita Income $18,317
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% -0.07%
Households -0.26% -0.21%
Families -0.09% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 167 84th
Population Density1 # 385 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 524 49th
Median Household Income # 707 32nd
Per Capita Income # 781 24th

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