Jamestown is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 5,474 people and just one neighborhood, Jamestown is the 36th largest community in Rhode Island.
Real Estate Prices
Jamestown home prices are not only among the most expensive in Rhode Island, but Jamestown real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Jamestown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Jamestown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jamestown who work in management occupations (14.06%), teaching (10.57%) and office and administrative support (10.13%).
Of important note, Jamestown is also a town 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.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Jamestown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.24% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Jamestown is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Jamestown a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Jamestown has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Jamestown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Jamestown is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.