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The James City Census Designated Place had a population of 268 as of July 1, 2017. James City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for James City is located at latitude 41.6157 and longitude -78.8474 in Elk County. The formal boundaries for the James City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Elk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,955 feet.

The James City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630017) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The James City Census Designated Place is located within Township of Highland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Elk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with James City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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James City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 268
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 169
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 176
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 268
Population in Familes 212
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 388
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $36,675
Average Household Income $46,596
Per Capita Income $21,759


Total Housing Units 131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $72,321
Average Home Value $117,105


Total Households 110
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 70
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.94% -0.91%
Households -0.85% -0.93%
Families -2.95% -0.87%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

James City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares James City to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1547 12th
Population Density # 1514 14th
Diversity Index # 1488 15th
Median Household Income # 1585 10th
Per Capita Income # 1469 17th

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