Community Profile


St. James is a close-knit community located just 38 miles from Mankato on Highway 60. We are the Watonwan County Seat, with a population of nearly 5,000 people. Our community is culturally diverse, with over 40% of our residents having Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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Click the links below for community profiles for the City of St. James and Watonwan County. The profiles include demographic, economic, health, housing, transportation, and workforce data. 

St. James Community Profile

Watonwan County Profile

Additional St. James Information (Economic Development Sheets)