St. James, NY
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St. James is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 13,411 people and three constituent neighborhoods, St. James is the 146th 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.

St. James is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, St. James is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. James who work in office and administrative support (13.51%), management occupations (13.36%), and teaching (9.84%).

Of important note, St. James is also a town of artists. St. James has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape St. James’s character.

St. James is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, St. James’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in St. James, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.87 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small town, St. James has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of St. James ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in St. James, 42.48% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in St. James in 2010 was $40,825, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,300 for a family of four.

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 Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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