St. James, LA

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St. James Profile


Overview

St. James is a tiny town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 819 people and just one neighborhood, St. James is the 232nd largest community in Louisiana.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, St. James is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.64% of the St. James workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, St. James is a town of service providers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. James who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (11.05%), community and social services (7.65%), and office and administrative support (6.52%).

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.


Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) St. James has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. St. James has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in St. James than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, St. James may be for you.

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 31.08 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Being a small town, St. James does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

St. James Demographics

The percentage of people in St. James with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.74% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in St. James in 2010 was $20,940, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,760 for a family of four. However, St. James contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in St. James include African, German, Irish, and Yugoslavian.

The most common language spoken in St. James is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and French Creole.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
St. James 0.101011101001110
Louisiana 5.40

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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St. James 0.101011101001110
Louisiana 33.53

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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St. James 0.101011101001110
Louisiana 34

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

ST. JAMES PARISH


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District Quality Compared to Louisiana

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Better than of LA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to LA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Vacherie Elementary School
13440 Highway 644
Vacherie, LA, 70090
PK-06
Sixth Ward Elementary School
3245 Valcour Aime Street
Vacherie, LA, 70090
PK-06
St. James High School
5181 Wildcat Street
St. James, LA, 70086
07-12
Paulina Elementary School
2756 Highway 44
Paulina, LA, 70763
PK-06
Lutcher High School
1910 West Main Street
Lutcher, LA, 70071
07-12
Lutcher Elementary School
2461 N. King Avenue
Lutcher, LA, 70071
PK-05
Gramercy Elementary School
601 E Second Street
Gramercy, LA, 70052
PK-06
Fifth Ward Elementary School
8184 Villavaso Street
St. James, LA, 70086
PK-05

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 71.8% 62.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 67.1% 56.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.7% 6.0%

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