Museum of the Islands

Preserving the past for the future on Pine Island, Florida

St. James City

St. James City is one of five communities on Pine Island and is located at the southern point of island.  It is also the island’s largest community by population.

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,105 people, 2,138 households, and 1,417 families residing in St. James City. The population density was 281.1 people per square mile.  There were 2,921 housing units at an average density of 200.0/sq miles. The racial makeup of the town was 98.95% White, 0.10% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 2,138 households in St. James City out of which 7.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 2.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.  The average household size was 1.92 people and the average family size was 2.28 people.

The population was spread out with 7.1% under the age of 18, 1.7% from 18 to 24, 10.8% from 25 to 44, 35.4% from 45 to 64, and 45.0% who were 65 years of age or older.  The median age was 63 years old.  For every 100 females there were 98.5 males.  For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income per household in St. James City was $35,746, and the median income for a family was $42,176.  Males had a median income of $34,120 as compared to $22,179 for females. The per capita income was $26,520.  About 1.5% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.  Credit Wikipedia

Aerial Image of St. James City
Map of St. James City
St. James-on-the-Gulf Era
The Koreshans Briefly Own the San Carlos Hotel
Sisal Hemp and Development Company Era
Post Sisal Hemp Hemp and Development Company

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