Jamestown, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Jamestown, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Jamestown had a population of 30,363 as of July 1, 2016. Jamestown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jamestown is located at latitude 42.0976 and longitude -79.2361 in Chautauqua County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jamestown (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Chautauqua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,378 feet.

The City of Jamestown (GNIS ID: 979102) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jamestown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jamestown: James Town.

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Jamestown, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 30,363
Population in Households 29,250
Population in Familes 21,097
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,113
Population Density1 3,398
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 12,859
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 7,170
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,118 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,741 (45.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,930 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $69,318
Average Home Value $76,103


Median Household Income $32,095
Average Household Income $44,889
Per Capita Income $19,294
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.41% -0.48%
Households -0.32% -0.43%
Families -0.53% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jamestown, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jamestown to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 42 97th
Population Density1 # 239 80th
Diversity Index2 # 322 73rd
Median Household Income # 1176 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1147 4th

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