Jamestown, KY
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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.

Overall, Jamestown’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Jamestown has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Jamestown a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Jamestown is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

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.

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