St James, New York

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St James, New York

Introduction to St. James, New York

St. James, New York, in Suffolk county, is 8 miles NE of Brentwood, New York and 44 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. St. James has a population of 13,268.

St. James History

St. James is an unincorporated community in the Town of Smithtown, which was first settled in by Europeans in 1665. The area was originally inhabited by Native Americans. Smithtown includes around 3 incorporated villages and over 6 unincorporated hamlets. St. James became a popular vacation spot in the early 20th century. It is home to the St. James General Store, which is the oldest general store in the nation. The store continues to operate to this day.

St. James and nearby Attractions

  • Long Island Museum
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Northport Historical Museum
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium

Things To Do In St. James

The Northport Historical Museum, Heckscher Museum of Art, American Airpower Museum, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum are ideal places to learn more about the local history of the area. The Atlantis Marine World Aquarium and the Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville are also popular local spots.

St. James Transportation

Air transportation is available from Long Island Mac Arthur Airport.

St. James Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus, Saint Joseph's College- Suffolk Campus and Dowling College offer facilities for higher education.

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High Points

St James strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% St James Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% St James Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% St James People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% St James Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% St James Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% St James Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of St James, New York

Comparing St James to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 8
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Age of the Population 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Racial Diversity 4 5
Male Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 10 9
College Educated Adults 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 6
Housing Recently Built 5 9
People Living Alone 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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St James Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NE of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11780
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.878
Longitude -73.157

St James Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
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St James Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 13,268 100%
Male 6,225 46.9%
Female 7,043 53.1%
Under 18 3,433 25.9%
18+ 9,835 74.1%
65+ 2,408 18.1%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 3.27
White 12,918 97.4%
African-American 36 0.3%
Asian 164 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.1%
Other 73 0.6%
Mixed Race 69 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 458 3.5%

St James Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 33%
Irish 22.2%
German 11.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.4%
Polish 3.9%
English 3.6%
US/American 3.6%
Norwegian 2.2%
Russian 1.5%
Austrian 1.2%
Swedish 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Hungarian 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
European 0.6%
Greek 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Haitian 0.3%
Turkish 0.3%
Northern European 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Maltese 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Celtic 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, St James, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Box Hill (11780)
Deer Wells (11780)
Flowerfield (11780)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
St James 13,268 $82,291
Head of the Harbor 1,447 $129,157
Lake Grove 10,250 $73,065
Nesconset 11,992 $89,127
Nissequogue 1,543 $157,973
Smithtown 26,901 $88,235
Stony Brook 13,727 $95,567
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