St. James, Louisiana

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Population in 2010: 828.
Males: 470  (56.8%)
Females: 358  (43.2%)
Median resident age:

52.1 years
Louisiana median age:

37.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $53,276
St. James:

$53,276
LA:

$51,073

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,447

St. James CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $167,246
St. James:

$167,246
LA:

$172,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $171,756; detached houses: $232,600; mobile homes: $46,992

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,123.

March 2019 cost of living index in St. James: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.1%
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According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in St. James, Louisiana as of May 26, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in St. James is 106 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (2.1%), German (2.0%), American (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 17 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,216 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kenner, LA (34.9 miles , pop. 70,517).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (37.8 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (273.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Moonshine, LA (1.3 miles),
Convent, LA (1.6 miles ),
Romeville, LA (2.4 miles),
Welcome, LA (2.4 miles ),
North Vacherie, LA (2.7 miles ),
Grand Point, LA (2.7 miles ),
Paulina, LA (2.8 miles ),
Chackbay, LA (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 29.98 N, Longitude: 90.83 W

Distribution of median household income in St. James, LA in 2019
Distribution of house value in St. James, LA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

10.2%
Louisiana:

8.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.1. This is about average.

City:

84.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.30. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.30
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 18.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.06
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

St. James-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Louisiana state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/6/1983, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the St. James place center injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.6 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. James-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 363.7 miles away from St. James center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 226.2 miles away from St. James center
On 5/6/2018 at 16:47:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 195.7 miles away from St. James center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 249.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 148.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 316.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in St. James Parish (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near St. James:

  • ST JAMES BEHAVIORAL HEALTH HOSPITAL, INC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; LUTCHER, LA)
  • OCHSNER HOME HEALTH OF LUTCHER (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; LUTCHER, LA)
  • ST JAMES PARISH HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; LUTCHER, LA)
  • CHATEAU ST. JAMES REHAB AND RETIREMENT (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LUTCHER, LA)
  • THIBAUT MANOR (Hospital, about 11 miles away; NAPOLEONVILLE, LA)
  • INTEGRATED HEALTH SERVS OF THIBODAUX (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; THIBODAUX, LA)
  • THIBODAUX HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; THIBODAUX, LA)

Amtrak station near St. James:

  • 17 miles: SCHRIEVER (SCHRIVER, S. RTE. 20 & RTE. 24) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

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

  • Nicholls State University (about 14 miles; Thibodaux, LA; Full-time enrollment: 5,997)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 38 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,744)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 43 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 12,713)
  • Tulane University of Louisiana (about 43 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 11,089)
  • Loyola University New Orleans (about 43 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 44 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,837)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana (about 44 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,492)

Public high school in St. James:

Public elementary/middle school in St. James:

See full list of schools located in St. James

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in St. James: Caribo Landing (A), Olga Landing (B), Caribu Landing (C), Saint James Landing (D), Olga Landing (E), Saint James Landing (F), Saint Cecil Landing (G), North Vacherie Fire Department Saint James Station (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in St. James include: Burton Lane Church (A), Sweet View Church (B), Saint Paul Church (C), Saint James Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint James Cemetery (1), Celestin Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

St. James Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.9 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

79.4%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.5%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

For population 15 years and over in St. James:

Marital status in St. James, LA
  • Never married: 43.5%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

For population 25 years and over in St. James:

  • High school or higher: 77.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Louisiana average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - St. James
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for St. James, LA (based on St. James Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,9476
Black Protestant2,8573
Evangelical Protestant3405
Mainline Protestant1204
Other11
None4,837-
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: 7
Here:

3.28 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.4%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

33.4%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.9%
Louisiana:

13.7%

4.94% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,161 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ascension Parish, LA  1.32% ($51,861 average AGI)
to St. John the Baptist Parish, LA  0.75% ($34,459)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.48% ($27,231)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. James:

  • KTIB (640 AM; 5 kW; THIBODAUX, LA; Owner: LA TERR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WFNO (830 AM; 5 kW; NORCO, LA; Owner: WFNO, L.L.C.)
  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WCKW (1010 AM; 1 kW; GARYVILLE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • WJBO (1150 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBRH (1260 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD)
  • WIBR (1300 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. James:

  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNXX (104.9 FM; DONALDSONVILLE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYNK-FM (101.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBE (103.3 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKF (89.3 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • WPRF (94.9 FM; RESERVE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCIL (107.5 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF HOUMA, LLC)
  • KLRZ (100.3 FM; LAROSE, LA; Owner: COASTAL BROADCASTING OF LAROSE, INC.)
  • KBZZ-FM (96.7 FM; MORGAN CITY, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF HOUMA, LLC)
  • KTLN (90.5 FM; THIBODAUX, LA; Owner: BD OF SV OF LSU & AGRIC. & MECH COLL)
  • WTIX-FM (94.3 FM; GALLIANO, LA; Owner: FLEUR DE LIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNSU (91.5 FM; THIBODAUX, LA; Owner: NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KXOR-FM (106.3 FM; THIBODAUX, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF HOUMA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around St. James:

  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • WTNO-LP (Channel 36; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • WLPB-TV (Channel 27; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K58GB (Channel 58; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KJUN-CA (Channel 7; MORGAN CITY, LA; Owner: FOLSE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KFOL-CA (Channel 30; HOUMA, LA; Owner: FOLSE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)

St. James fatal accident list:

Aug 10, 2008 05:40 PM, Sr-18, Lat: 30.013520, Lon: -90.840400, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 19, 1989 00:37 AM, La18, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 7, 1982 11:15 PM, La20, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 4.3mTotal length
  • 2,300Total average daily traffic
  • 368Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,320Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in St. James)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 29.994500 Lon: -90.845250, Call Sign: WQBK858,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.870 MHz, 159.517 MHz, Grant Date: 10/27/2004, Expiration Date: 10/27/2014, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2014, Certifier: Carmelo Florez, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8510, Email:
  • Lat: 29.998056 Lon: -90.858167, Call Sign: WQPQ699,
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.325 MHz, 469.325 MHz, 469.375 MHz, 469.375 MHz, Grant Date: 07/23/2012, Expiration Date: 07/23/2022, Certifier: Joe Williams, Registrant: Plains All American Pipeline LP, Houston, TX 77210-4648, Phone: (713) 646-4100, Fax: (713) 646-4146, Email:
  • Lat: 29.980361 Lon: -90.864028, Call Sign: WRFB320,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.512 MHz, 452.137 MHz, 452.712 MHz, 456.512 MHz, 457.712 MHz, Grant Date: 01/22/2020, Expiration Date: 01/22/2030, Certifier: Nicole Cory, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Ste. 1200, Tysons, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8676, Email:

2002 - 2011 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2011 the average number of fires per year is 10. The highest number of fires - 16 took place in 2002, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in St. James, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (38.8%), and Structure Fires (31.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in St. James, LA
    • 4038.8%Outside Fires
    • 3231.1%Structure Fires
    • 2625.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 54.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for St. James, LA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in St. James, LA
  • 58.2%Electricity
  • 41.8%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in St. James, LA
  • 57.5%Electricity
  • 42.5%Utility gas


St. James compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
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