Jamestown, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Jamestown, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Jamestown had a population of 29,559 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jamestown: James Town.

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Jamestown, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,559
Daytime Population: Workers 16,118
Daytime Population: Residents 17,035
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 33,153
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 28,493
Population in Familes 20,493
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,066
Population Density2 3,308
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $32,481
Average Household Income $46,218
Per Capita Income $19,724


Total Housing Units 14,738 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,939 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,497 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,302 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $72,075
Average Home Value $78,991


Total Households 12,436
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 6,911
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.72% -0.81%
Households -0.74% -0.85%
Families -0.96% -0.99%
Median Household Income   -0.17%
Per Capita Income   1.41%

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, 2017 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 # 45 96th
Population Density # 252 79th
Diversity Index # 324 73rd
Median Household Income # 1175 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1152 4th

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