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Jamestown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Jamestown had a population of 1,990 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 1,990
Daytime Population: Workers 2,589
Daytime Population: Residents 1,425
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,014
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.02
Population in Households 1,910
Population in Familes 1,464
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density2 686
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $23,665
Average Household Income $37,307
Per Capita Income $16,116


Total Housing Units 1,041 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 452 (43.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 429 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $85,606
Average Home Value $117,423


Total Households 881
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 519
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 0.22% 0.31%
Households 0.14% 0.29%
Families 2.27% 0.19%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.75%

Jamestown, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jamestown to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee 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 # 200 53rd
Population Density # 148 66th
Diversity Index # 311 27th
Median Household Income # 420 2nd
Per Capita Income # 407 5th

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