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Jamestown, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Jamestown had a population of 1,788 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Jamestown is located at latitude 36.9944 and longitude -85.0686 in Russell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jamestown (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Russell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 971 feet.

The City of Jamestown (GNIS ID: 2404788) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Jamestown is located within Jamestown Division of Russell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jamestown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jamestown: Jacksonville, Jim Town, Jtown.

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Jamestown, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,788
Population in Households 1,699
Population in Familes 1,378
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density1 596
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 730
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 483
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 863 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 490 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 240 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $100,833
Average Home Value $114,110


Median Household Income $28,366
Average Household Income $42,224
Per Capita Income $17,595
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.06% 0.24%
Households -0.08% 0.19%
Families 1.88% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Jamestown, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jamestown to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 174 67th
Population Density1 # 357 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 262 50th
Median Household Income # 445 15th
Per Capita Income # 389 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.