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 222 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Saint James, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 222
Daytime Population: Workers 284
Daytime Population: Residents 124
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 408
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.84
Population in Households 222
Population in Familes 165
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 216
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $48,696
Average Household Income $59,212
Per Capita Income $30,332


Total Housing Units 277 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (35.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 ( 5.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 (58.8%)
Median Home Value $232,143
Average Home Value $297,500


Total Households 114
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.1% 0.8%
Households 1.01% 0.69%
Families 1.61% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

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, 2017 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 # 645 7th
Population Density # 617 11th
Diversity Index # 609 13th
Median Household Income # 293 58th
Per Capita Income # 142 80th

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