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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
St. James is a town in North Carolina with a population of 5,133. St. James is in Brunswick County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in St. James offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in St. James and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in St. James are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$449,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,711
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    4%
  • Own
    96%
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St. James Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    1%
  • 10-17 years
    2%
  • 18-24 years
    1%
  • 25-34 years
    1%
  • 35-44 years
    1%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    23%
  • 65+ years
    66%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in St. James

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$101,563
National
$55,322
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