St. James, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 3,978 (72% urban, 28% rural). Population change since 2000: +394.8%
Males: 2,002  (50.3%)
Females: 1,976  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  67.7 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28461.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $87,514 (it was $92,656 in 2000)
St. James:

$87,514
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $66,431 (it was $50,567 in 2000)

St. James town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $470,498 (it was $297,200 in 2000)
St. James:

$470,498
NC:

$154,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $240,029; Detached houses: $284,245; Townhouses or other attached units: $203,697; In 2-unit structures: $180,227; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $234,855; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $164,497; Mobile homes: $74,676; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $69,925

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,582.

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  • Races in St. James, NC (2010)

    St. James races chart
    • 3,07697.2%White alone
    • 311.0%Black alone
    • 270.9%Hispanic
    • 170.5%Asian alone
    • 110.3%Two or more races
    • 30.09%Other race alone

Races in St. James detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in St. James: 100.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.9%), Irish (19.5%), English (16.1%), United States (7.4%), Polish (4.2%), Norwegian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1999

Elevation: 13 feet

Land area: 3.47 square miles.

Population density: 1,145 people per square mile   (low).

St. James,NC real estate house value index trend

St. James, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in St. James:

  • High school or higher: 98.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in St. James town:

  • Never married: 2.7%
  • Now married: 88.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 3.0%

246 residents are foreign born (5.1% Europe).

This town:

6.8%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,988 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,641 (0.5%)

St. James satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (22.4 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (133.5 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (449.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Oak Island, NC (1.5 miles ), Midway, NC (1.6 miles ), Caswell Beach, NC (1.9 miles ), Southport, NC (2.2 miles ), Boiling Spring Lakes, NC (2.7 miles ), Varnamtown, NC (2.7 miles ), Bald Head Island, NC (2.9 miles) , Bolivia, NC (3.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2008: 28 buildings, average cost: $203,900
  • 2009: 60 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2010: 104 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2011: 147 buildings, average cost: $177,700
  • 2012: 206 buildings, average cost: $124,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.94 N, Longitude: 78.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

St. James household income distribution St. James home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (41%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (34%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (55%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (3%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (3%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in St. James: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in St. James, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

St. James-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 48% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.7 miles away from the St. James town center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 10/9/1950, a category F3 tornado 32.6 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. James-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 138.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 131.5 miles away from St. James center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 150.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 251.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 109.5 miles away from St. James center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 132.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brunswick County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Tropical Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
St. James topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near St. James:

  • SOUTHPORT DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • J ARTHUR DOSHER MEM HOSP (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • OCEAN TRAIL HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • OCEAN TRAIL CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE / BRUNSWICK (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BOLIVIA, NC)
  • LIFE, INC LOCKWOOD STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SUPPLY, NC)
  • WELL CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)

Operable nuclear power plants near St. James:

  • 5 miles: Brunswick 1 and 2 in Southport, NC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to St. James:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 23 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 24 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 24 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 53 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 54 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Robeson Community College (about 70 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 71 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)

Public high school in St. James:

Public elementary/middle schools in St. James:

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Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaverdam Swamp (A), Polly Gully Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Brunswick County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 49.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 1.0%
(1.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  88.0%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

St. James compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
North Carolina average:

12.4

St. James travel time to work - commute St. James mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (78%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for St. James town (based on Brunswick County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,122101
Mainline Protestant8,99524
Catholic5,7822
Black Protestant2,81219
Other1,5056
None69,215-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Brunswick County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Brunswick County:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Brunswick County:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 107
Here:

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Brunswick County:

27.5%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.1%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,692$32,3040$0
Totals for Government 1$2,692$32,3040$0

8.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($55,778 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.37%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($86 average AGI)
Brunswick County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New Hanover County, NC  1.75% ($33,819 average AGI)
from Horry County, SC  0.31% ($28,933)
from Wake County, NC  0.24% ($62,191)


6.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($107 average AGI)
Brunswick County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to New Hanover County, NC  1.39% ($30,360 average AGI)
to Horry County, SC  0.42% ($27,790)
to Wake County, NC  0.26% ($40,871)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. James:

  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. James:

  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WAZO (98.3 FM; OAK ISLAND, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WSFM (107.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLTT (106.3 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WUIN (106.7 FM; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYNA (104.9 FM; CALABASH, NC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WBNU (103.7 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WDZD (93.5 FM; OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around St. James:

  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$192,7309$332,63444$246,5401$115,52017$299,1651$45,590
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$237,7303$274,1400$01$498,0600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$240,12010$297,7150$04$385,8081$77,940
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$250,4457$277,2130$03$357,9300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$218,1102$336,7350$01$161,2300$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$126,770
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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