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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
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
Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
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
Station BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Head of the Harbor 1,330 $155,357
Lake Grove 11,262 $107,212
Smithtown 118,373 $126,882

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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