St. James City is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 4,114 people and just one neighborhood, St. James City is the 300th largest community in Florida.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in St. James City are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.
Occupations and Workforce
St. James City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, St. James City is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in St. James City who work in healthcare (22.41%), sales jobs (14.49%) and office and administrative support (12.22%).
Also of interest is that St. James City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that St. James City is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, St. James City’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, St. James City is worth considering.
St. James City is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in St. James City, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.51 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, St. James City doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.