James City, North Carolina

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James City, North Carolina
Location of James City, North Carolina
Location of James City, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°4′31″N 77°1′36″W / 35.07528°N 77.02667°W / 35.07528; -77.02667Coordinates: 35°4′31″N 77°1′36″W / 35.07528°N 77.02667°W / 35.07528; -77.02667
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Craven
 • Total 14.5 sq mi (37.6 km2)
 • Land 8.3 sq mi (21.5 km2)
 • Water 6.2 sq mi (16.0 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2007)
 • Total 5,718
 • Density 651.5/sq mi (251.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 37-34260[1]
GNIS feature ID 1020930[2]

James City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 5,420 at the 2000 census. It is part of the New Bern, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.


James City is located at 35°4′31″N 77°1′36″W / 35.07528°N 77.02667°W / 35.07528; -77.02667 (35.075400, -77.026631).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.5 square miles (38 km2), of which, 8.3 square miles (21 km2) of it is land and 6.2 square miles (16 km2) of it (42.62%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,420 people, 2,184 households, and 1,530 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 651.5 people per square mile (251.5/km²). There were 2,397 housing units at an average density of 288.1 per square mile (111.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 78.91% White, 18.14% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% of the population.

There were 2,184 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,490, and the median income for a family was $45,410. Males had a median income of $31,021 versus $21,859 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,635. About 9.6% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.9% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.