Jamestown, PA
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Jamestown is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 595 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jamestown is the 898th largest community in Pennsylvania. Jamestown has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Jamestown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Jamestown is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jamestown who work in office and administrative support (20.82%), food service (6.12%), and healthcare (5.71%).

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.

Of important note, Jamestown is also a borough of artists. Jamestown has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Jamestown’s character.

The overall crime rate in Jamestown is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

It is a fairly quiet borough because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Jamestown has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Jamestown has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Jamestown than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Jamestown may be for you.

One downside of living in Jamestown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Jamestown, the average commute to work is 31.14 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Being a small borough, Jamestown does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of people in Jamestown with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.59% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jamestown in 2010 was $20,457, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,828 for a family of four. However, Jamestown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Important ancestries of people in Jamestown include Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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

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