St. James, NY
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St. James profile

Living in St. James

St. James is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 13,487 people and three constituent neighborhoods, St. James is the 144th largest community in New York.

St. James home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but St. James real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Also of interest is that St. James has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, St. James is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, St. James really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is St. James perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in St. James is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In St. James, the average commute to work is 31.73 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of St. James are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.83% of adults in St. James have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in St. James in 2018 was $58,685, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $234,740 for a family of four.

St. James is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call St. James home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. James residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in St. James include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in St. James is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.