Jamestown, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Jamestown, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Jamestown had a population of 3,514 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 North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jamestown is located at latitude 35.9984 and longitude -79.9355 in Guilford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Jamestown (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Guilford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 794 feet.

The Town of Jamestown (GNIS ID: 2405904) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Jamestown is located within Township of Jamestown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guilford County.

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.

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


Total Population 3,514
Population in Households 3,508
Population in Familes 3,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 1,207
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 1,434
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,074
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,579 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,109 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 325 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $218,302
Average Home Value $254,550


Median Household Income $75,623
Average Household Income $102,679
Per Capita Income $40,401
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.84%
Households 0.62% 0.84%
Families 1.0% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jamestown to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina 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 # 224 70th
Population Density1 # 161 78th
Diversity Index2 # 377 49th
Median Household Income # 33 96th
Per Capita Income # 30 96th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.