Saint James, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saint James, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Saint James Census Designated Place had a population of 221 as of July 1, 2016. Saint James ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint James is located at latitude 45.7427 and longitude -85.5301 in Charlevoix County. The formal boundaries for the Saint James Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Charlevoix County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 604 feet.

The Saint James Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583764) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Saint James Census Designated Place is located within Township of Saint James, a minor civil division (MCD) of Charlevoix County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saint James population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Saint James, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 221
Population in Households 221
Population in Familes 164
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 215
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 113
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 63
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (35.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 ( 5.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 (59.4%)
Median Home Value $245,455
Average Home Value $313,520


Median Household Income $45,724
Average Household Income $55,501
Per Capita Income $28,312
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.21% 0.98%
Households 1.03% 0.7%
Families 1.61% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Saint James, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint James to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 648 7th
Population Density1 # 617 11th
Diversity Index2 # 605 13th
Median Household Income # 310 55th
Per Capita Income # 158 77th

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