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.

Because of many things, St. James is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making St. James a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, St. James has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, St. James’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In St. James, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.87 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In St. James, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though St. James is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town 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.