Jamestown, TN


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Jamestown is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 1,947 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jamestown is the 229th largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities 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 city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jamestown who work in maintenance occupations (13.83%), office and administrative support (12.10%), and sales jobs (10.37%).

It is a fairly quiet city 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.

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

The citizens of Jamestown have a very low rate of college education: just 9.64% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Jamestown in 2010 was $11,372, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $45,488 for a family of four. Jamestown also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 54.14% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 German, Irish, Dutch, and Scots-Irish.

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

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