St. James is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 4,145 people and two constituent neighborhoods, St. James is the 161st largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities, St. James isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in St. James are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, St. James is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. James who work in office and administrative support (14.28%), food service (12.07%), and sales jobs (9.07%).
One of the benefits of St. James is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.71 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
St. James is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in St. James with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.71% of adults in St. James have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in St. James in 2010 was $18,053, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $72,212 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 White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in St. James include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in St. James is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Japanese.