Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Jamestown,
the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Jamestown City Center neighborhood has more
Norwegian and German ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 29.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry and 52.3% have German ancestry.
Jamestown City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Jamestown City Center
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Jamestown City Center neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 71.4% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters,
or fishers. But the Jamestown City Center neighborhood truly stands
out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis,
this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers
than 96.6% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique
cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Jamestown City Center
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
14.8% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, the Jamestown City Center neighborhood stands out within North Dakota
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 5%
of college-friendly places to live in ND.