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Jamestown, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Jamestown had a population of 1,783 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Jamestown is located at latitude 36.9848 and longitude -85.063 in Russell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jamestown 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.

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

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Jamestown, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,783
Population in Households 1,693
Population in Familes 1,376
Population in Group Qrtrs 90
Population Density2 585
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $29,791
Average Household Income $44,989
Per Capita Income $19,278


Total Housing Units 868 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 486 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 243 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $124,679
Average Home Value $164,588


Total Households 729
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 477
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.11% 0.01%
Households -0.12% 0.03%
Families 0.98% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

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, 2018 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 # 177 67th
Population Density # 358 34th
Diversity Index # 242 55th
Median Household Income # 463 14th
Per Capita Income # 423 22nd

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