Jamestown, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Jamestown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Jamestown had a population of 1,973 as of July 1, 2015. Jamestown ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jamestown is located at latitude 36.4308 and longitude -84.9356 in Fentress County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jamestown (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fentress County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,719 feet.

The City of Jamestown (GNIS ID: 2404789) 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 City of Jamestown is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fentress 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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jamestown: Jimtown, Obedstown, Sand Springs.

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Jamestown, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,973
Population in Households 1,893
Population in Familes 1,452
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density1 680
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 874
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 518
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,034 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 436 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 438 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $73,286
Average Home Value $112,872


Median Household Income $22,453
Average Household Income $32,720
Per Capita Income $13,957
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.37%
Households 0.04% 0.39%
Families 3.11% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
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, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jamestown to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 201 53rd
Population Density1 # 153 64th
Diversity Index2 # 330 24th
Median Household Income # 426 1st
Per Capita Income # 418 3rd

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