St. James (New York)

Suffolk County


St. James is a place on Long Iceland in the U.S. state of New York. He is referred to as an unincorporated hamlet and has no own administrative structures, and also corresponds to a census -designated place ( statistical area ). He is Smithtown in Suffolk County. According to the Census of 2000, he had 13,268 inhabitants.


St. James has an area of 11.8 km ² and lies entirely in the interior of the island. It is bordered to the north at Head of the Harbor, west of the main town of Smithtown and Village of the Branch, south of Nesconset, southeast of Lake Grove and east to Stony Brook.

St. James is more densely populated than the coastal resorts and dominated by closed built housing estates.


In the field for a long time there were only a few houses, until 1856, the name first appeared on a newly established Episcopalian church and the settlement grew. The further development accelerated after the establishment of the Long Iceland Railroad in 1872 and through economic growth around the turn of the century. In the early 20th century St. James was also temporarily popular as a holiday destination. The eminent architect Stanford White is buried in St. James.

Economy and infrastructure

St. James has a breakpoint at the LIRR route between Port Jefferson and Penn Station. The largest shopping center in the region, the Smith Haven Mall, located on the border of St. James and Lake Grove. Directly east of St. James is the public Stony Brook University.