Jamestown is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,167 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 (17.84%), sales jobs (12.98%), and office and administrative support (11.44%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.74% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Jamestown doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Jamestown is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.20% of adults in Jamestown have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Jamestown in 2010 was $35,863, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,452 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, German, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Jamestown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.