Jamestown, NY Profile: Facts & Data

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Jamestown, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Jamestown had a population of 29,098 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.097 and longitude -79.2353 in Chautauqua County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jamestown 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jamestown: James Town.

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Jamestown, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Jamestown, NY Housing Affordability Index is 163
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Jamestown, NY Wealth Index is 39
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 29,098 (100%)
Population in Households 28,008 (96.3%)
Population in Families 20,156 (69.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,090 ( 3.7%)
Population Density 3,257
Diversity Index2 42
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,509
Average Household Income $46,577
Per Capita Income $19,664
Wealth Index4 39

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 14,102 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,798 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,387 (45.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,917 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $71,437
Housing Affordability Index3 163
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,185
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 6,781
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.73% -0.92%
Households -0.8% -0.97%
Families -0.96% -1.09%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

Jamestown, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jamestown to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 47 96th
Population Density # 251 79th
Diversity Index # 333 72nd
Median Household Income # 1177 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1157 3rd

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