Jamestown is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,490 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jamestown is the 230th largest community in North Carolina.
Jamestown real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Jamestown house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns 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 town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jamestown who work in management occupations (16.53%), office and administrative support (11.31%), and sales jobs (10.29%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.86% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Being a small town, Jamestown does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Jamestown ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Jamestown, 45.86% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Jamestown in 2010 was $38,948, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,792 for a family of four. However, Jamestown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Jamestown is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Jamestown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.