St. James, NY

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.

St. James is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 management occupations (13.64%), teaching (13.35%), and office and administrative support (12.89%).

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.

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In St. James, the average commute to work is 33.25 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though St. James is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of St. James are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.91% 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 $55,068, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $220,272 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 Chinese.