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Jamestown, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Jamestown is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Russell County at latitude 36.9944 and longitude -85.0686. Russell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 971 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Jamestown, but most people and references simply refer to it as Jamestown, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for Jamestown indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Jamestown, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,831
Population in Households 1,742
Population in Familes 1,413
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density1 610
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 751
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 495
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 879 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 507 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $107,426
Average Home Value $117,589


Median Household Income $28,491
Average Household Income $43,451
Per Capita Income $18,180
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.48% 0.6%
Households 0.57% 0.58%
Families 2.92% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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, 2014 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 # 170 68th
Population Density1 # 351 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 244 54th
Median Household Income # 430 18th
Per Capita Income # 348 34th

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