St James, NC

St. James, situated in Brunswick County, is a small town made up of 8.3 square miles.

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The town was incorporated in 1999.  


The median resident age in St. James is 70 years. The median estimated household income is about $79,000 making it about $31,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $66,000. The average price for a home in St. James is about $490,000 (2015) which is $330,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,500 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of St. James is 97% White, 1% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 1% other. 97% of the population are high school graduates, with 59% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 91% are married, 2% are divorced, 0% are separated, 4% are widowed, leaving 3% that have never been married.

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Brunswick County

St. James belongs to Brunswick County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named for Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg, is part of the Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Brunswick County has a population of 108,000 and the town Bolivia, with a population of 1,000, is the county seat.

In 1764, the county was formed from parts of New Hanover and Bladen Counties.

Brunswick County borders Columbus, New Hanover, Horry (South Carolina), and Pender Counties.

Brunswick County is made up of 1050 square miles. 847 of which is land with the remaining 203 as water.


The population of St. James, NC is about 3,170. The population has been steadily increasing since 2000.


The elevation of St. James, NC is 29 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for St. James, NC is 28461.

Area Code

The area code for St. James, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking St. James and Brunswick County have voted mostly Republican, with 61% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 64% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 31% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 5%.


The unemployment rate for St. James is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Retail alone makes nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The State Port Pilot and Brunswick Beacon are the primary newspapers that cover the Brunswick County area.


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