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Saint James, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Saint James had a population of 4,189 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saint James: Big Prairie.

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Saint James, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,189
Population in Households 3,843
Population in Familes 3,001
Population in Group Qrtrs 346
Population Density2 980
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $36,906
Average Household Income $49,485
Per Capita Income $19,600


Total Housing Units 1,785 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 832 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 760 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 193 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $106,170
Average Home Value $123,017


Total Households 1,592
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,014
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.08% 0.03%
Households -0.3% -0.09%
Families -0.18% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

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, 2018 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 # 169 84th
Population Density # 391 62nd
Diversity Index # 555 46th
Median Household Income # 795 23rd
Per Capita Income # 818 21st

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