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Saint James, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Saint James had a population of 4,592 as of July 1, 2017. Saint James ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint James is located at latitude 43.9834 and longitude -94.6254 in Watonwan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saint James (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Watonwan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,079 feet.

The City of Saint James (GNIS ID: 2396493) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saint James: City of Saint James.

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


Total Population 4,592
Daytime Population: Workers 2,981
Daytime Population: Residents 2,021
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,002
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 4,526
Population in Familes 3,596
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density2 1,915
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $48,727
Average Household Income $60,392
Per Capita Income $24,397


Total Housing Units 2,039 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,254 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 585 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 201 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $94,262
Average Home Value $129,366


Total Households 1,838
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,140
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 -0.04% -0.23%
Households -0.01% -0.21%
Families -0.06% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Saint James, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint James to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota 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 # 157 83rd
Population Density # 84 91st
Diversity Index # 9 99th
Median Household Income # 627 31st
Per Capita Income # 752 17th

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