Jamestown, NY
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Jamestown is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 30,075 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Jamestown is the 41st largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Jamestown was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Jamestown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Jamestown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jamestown is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jamestown who work in office and administrative support (13.09%), sales jobs (12.61%), and food service (6.81%).

One of the benefits of Jamestown is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.47 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Jamestown who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.40% of the adults in Jamestown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jamestown in 2010 was $18,825, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,300 for a family of four.

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 Italian, Swedish, Irish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Jamestown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.