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. Much of the housing stock in Jamestown was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs 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 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 (20.93%), healthcare (10.85%), and food service (8.53%).

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.

The borough is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Jamestown has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Jamestown a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Jamestown is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

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 10.16% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jamestown in 2010 was $20,418, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,672 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, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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

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