Jamestown is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 1,804 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jamestown is the 201st largest community in Kentucky.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jamestown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jamestown is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jamestown who work in office and administrative support (12.20%), healthcare (9.65%), and food service (9.29%).
Also of interest is that Jamestown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Jamestown’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Jamestown has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Jamestown has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Jamestown than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Jamestown may be for you.
Being a small city, Jamestown does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Jamestown, just 8.82% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Jamestown in 2010 was $13,940, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,760 for a family of four. Jamestown also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 45.05% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Jamestown is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jamestown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jamestown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jamestown include Irish, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Jamestown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.