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Saint James, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Saint James Census Designated Place had a population of 223 as of July 1, 2020. 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 45.7511 and longitude -85.5156 in Charlevoix County. The formal boundaries for the Saint James Census Designated Place 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.


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Saint James, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 223 (100%)
Population in Households 223 (100.0%)
Population in Families 165 (74.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 217
Diversity Index2 10
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,985
Average Household Income $75,368
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $38,770
Wealth Index5 100
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 283 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 (35.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 ( 5.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 (59.0%)
Median Home Value $245,833
Average Home Value $289,141
Housing Affordability Index3 143
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 116
Average Household Size 1.92
Family Households 65
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.82% 0.79%
Households 0.88% 0.68%
Families 1.29% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
Owner Occupied HU   0.79%

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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, 2020 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 # 647 7th
Population Density # 617 11th
Median Household Income # 219 68th
Housing Affordability Index # 57 8th
Per Capita Income # 96 86th
Diversity Index # 610 13th

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