Jamestown, Kentucky Population 2024

1,859

Jamestown is a city located in Russell County Kentucky. Jamestown has a 2024 population of 1,859. It is also the county seat of Russell County.Jamestown is currently declining at a rate of -0.27% annually but its population has increased by 0.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,858 in 2020.

The average household income in Jamestown is $43,424 with a poverty rate of 37.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jamestown is 38.3 years, 38.6 years for males, and 37.8 years for females.

Jamestown Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jamestown was:

  • White: 93.3%
  • Black or African American: 3.67%
  • Two or more races: 3.03%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
3.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
528.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.05% (1)
The current population of Jamestown, Kentucky is 1,859 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,858.

Jamestown, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,18693.3%
Black or African American863.67%
Two or more races713.03%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Jamestown Population by Race

Jamestown Population Pyramid 2024

Jamestown Median Age

38.3

Total

38.6

Male

37.8

Female

Jamestown Adults

There are 1,597 adults, (521 of whom are seniors) in Jamestown.

Jamestown Age Dependency

117.8

Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

69.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Jamestown Sex Ratio

Female1,32756.64%
Male1,01643.36%

Jamestown Population by Age

Jamestown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8552.5350.349.7
Non Family4251.1236.263.8
Married2684.0380.219.8
Female1213.4522.377.7
Male414.6382.917.1
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3.87

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

50.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jamestown Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Jamestown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jamestown Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 21.88%.

Jamestown Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,944

Average Earnings

$33,607

Average Male

$28,942

Average Female

Jamestown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jamestown Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jamestown Language

99.37% of Jamestown residents speak only English, while 0.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.48% of the population.

Jamestown Language

Jamestown Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,02476637.85%
Multiple713447.89%
Black852023.53%
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37.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.65%

Male Poverty Rate

37.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jamestown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jamestown is Multiple, with 47.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jamestown is Black, with 23.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39%.

Jamestown Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade58.45%
High School34.28%
Some College8.68%
Bachelors or Greater
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Jamestown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed40%
Male Employed16.93%
Female Employed16.8%
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Jamestown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jamestown Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jamestown Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

33.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Jamestown Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Jamestown Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Jamestown Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jamestown Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

85

Number of Veterans

82

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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Jamestown Veterans by War

count

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Jamestown Veterans by Age

count

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Jamestown Veterans by Race

Jamestown Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

6.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jamestown Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45.7%

Labor Force Participation

42%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Jamestown Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jamestown Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jamestown Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.67%

Born in Jamestown

99.49%

Native Born

0.51%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.49% of Jamestown residents were born in the United States, with 80.67% having been born in Kentucky. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Jamestown Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,834-5-0.27%
20281,839-5-0.27%
20271,844-5-0.27%
20261,849-5-0.27%
20251,854-5-0.27%
20241,859-5-0.27%
20231,864-5-0.27%
20221,869-5-0.27%
20211,874160.86%
20201,858583.22%
20191,80090.5%
20181,79110.06%
20171,790-9-0.5%
20161,79910.06%
20151,798-14-0.77%
20141,812
20131,81290.5%
20121,803-8-0.44%
20111,81190.5%
20101,802
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Jamestown Population by Year