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Jamestown, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Jamestown had a population of 1,760 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Jamestown, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,760
Daytime Population: Workers 1,902
Daytime Population: Residents 1,212
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,114
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.77
Population in Households 1,671
Population in Familes 1,354
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density2 577
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $28,942
Average Household Income $43,737
Per Capita Income $18,671


Total Housing Units 868 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 487 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 228 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $117,143
Average Home Value $152,160


Total Households 715
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 471
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 -0.31% -0.16%
Households -0.4% -0.25%
Families 0.94% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Jamestown, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jamestown to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky 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 # 175 68th
Population Density # 362 33rd
Diversity Index # 262 52nd
Median Household Income # 471 13th
Per Capita Income # 423 22nd

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