St. James, Michigan

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St. James, Michigan
Census-designated place
St. James is located in Michigan
St. James
St. James
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°44′47″N 85°31′18″W / 45.74639°N 85.52167°W / 45.74639; -85.52167Coordinates: 45°44′47″N 85°31′18″W / 45.74639°N 85.52167°W / 45.74639; -85.52167
Country United States
State Michigan
Counties Charlevoix
Township St. James
 • Total 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
 • Land 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 600 ft (200 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 205
 • Density 199/sq mi (76.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49782
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-70900
GNIS feature ID 0636683[1]

St. James is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Charlevoix County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 205.[2]


St. James is located in St. James Township at the northern end of Beaver Island, the largest island in Lake Michigan. The center of town faces southeast onto St. James Harbor, through which the Beaver Island Ferry arrives from Charlevoix. The northeastern side of the entrance to the harbor is marked by the Beaver Island Harbor Light. The St. James CDP extends east about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) to Lookout Point and Sucker Point, marking the northeastern end of the island.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2), all of it land.[2]