St. James, New York

St. James, New York

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official_name = St. James, New York
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subdivision_name = [United States New York
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subdivision_name2 = Suffolk
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population_total = 13268
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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St. James is a census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 13,268 at the 2000 census. St. James is part of the Town of Smithtown, New York. The zip code is 11780.

In the early 20th century, St. James was a popular vacation spot for glitterati of the stage and screen. Summer residents included Lionel, Ethel, and John Barrymore, Buster Keaton, Myrna Loy, and Irving Berlin, among others.

Noteworthy residents of the town have included Stanford White, architect; William Jay Gaynor, New York State Supreme Court Justice and Mayor of New York City; Willie Collier, actor and playwright; and Axella Johannesson, musician.

In 2005, the ABC show "" took place in St. James and was broadcast as the 23rd episode of season 2.

The St. James General Store, located on Moriches Road, is said to be the oldest, continuously operating general store in the United States.


St. James is located at coor dms|40|52|38|N|73|9|19|W|city (40.877202, -73.155260)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.8 km²), all land.

It belongs to the Township of Smithtown.

Immediately due east of St. James sits the main campus of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a major public research university.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 13,268 people, 4,555 households, and 3,466 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,924.6 per square mile (1,128.4/km²). There were 4,674 housing units at an average density of 1,030.3/sq mi (397.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.36% White, 0.27% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.45% of the population.

There were 4,555 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $71,144, and the median income for a family was $82,291. Males had a median income of $59,018 versus $38,103 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,643. About 1.6% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.


External links

* [ St. James General Store at Suffolk County, NY Parks website]

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