St. James, Missouri
|St. James, Missouri|
Business District of St. James
|Nickname(s): STJ, Forest City of The Ozarks|
Location of St. James, Missouri
|• Total||4.29 sq mi (11.11 km2)|
|• Land||4.28 sq mi (11.09 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||1,093 ft (333 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||4,166|
|• Density||985.0/sq mi (380.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0729639|
St. James is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.29 square miles (11.11 km2), of which, 4.28 square miles (11.09 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.(37.998848, -91.616386)
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,216 people, 1,632 households, and 1,029 families residing in the city. The population density was 985.0 inhabitants per square mile (380.3 /km2). There were 1,767 housing units at an average density of 412.9 per square mile (159.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.11% White, 0.95% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.57% of the population.
There were 1,632 households of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 18.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.9% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.94.
The median age in the city was 37 years. 27.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 22.3% were from 45 to 64; and 18.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,704 people, 1,504 households, and 955 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,326.4 people per square mile (512.6/km²). There were 1,629 housing units at an average density of 583.4 per square mile (225.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.79% White, 0.27% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 4.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.
There were 1,504 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 25.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,629, and the median income for a family was $29,952. Males had a median income of $24,962 versus $20,030 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,509. About 13.6% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.8% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.
St. James was the birthplace and part-time home of Lucy Wortham James, a wealthy philanthropist known for her purchase and preservation of Maramec Spring Park. She was a descendant of Thomas James, who founded the Meramec Iron Works, and as such was a member of one of the most eminent local families.  The James Foundation, a charitable organization she founded, is responsible for the St. James city park and library as well as Meramec Spring Park. She is a local hero, and St. James' public elementary school is named for her. She and her family, along with the Meramec Iron Works, are emphasized in the school's lessons on local history, and the city library showcases items once belonging to her.
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- Site for the City of St James and Chamber of Commerce
- Biography of Mrs. Lucy Wortham James
- Site for Local News
- Historic maps of St. James in the Sanborn Maps of Missouri Collection at the University of Missouri