Jamestown, New York Population 2024

27,814

Jamestown is a city located in Chautauqua County New York. Jamestown has a 2024 population of 27,814. Jamestown is currently declining at a rate of -0.76% annually and its population has decreased by -2.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,672 in 2020.

The average household income in Jamestown is $54,120 with a poverty rate of 28.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jamestown is 37.3 years, 37.2 years for males, and 37.4 years for females.

Jamestown Demographics

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

  • White: 85.44%
  • Two or more races: 5.71%
  • Other race: 4.54%
  • Black or African American: 3.04%
  • Asian: 1.08%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
8.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,125.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.99% (-858)
The current population of Jamestown, New York is 27,814 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,672.

Jamestown, New York Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White24,50485.44%
Two or more races1,6395.71%
Other race1,3014.54%
Black or African American8733.04%
Asian3091.08%
Native American530.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jamestown Population by Race

Jamestown Population Pyramid 2024

Jamestown Median Age

37.3

Total

37.2

Male

37.4

Female

Jamestown Adults

There are 21,825 adults, (4,621 of whom are seniors) in Jamestown.

Jamestown Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Jamestown Sex Ratio

Female14,85951.81%
Male13,82048.19%

Jamestown Population by Age

Jamestown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,5102.2448.851.2
Non Family6,2101.238.561.5
Married3,5483.1173.426.6
Female2,0823.4932.467.6
Male6703.3964.635.4

3.12

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

48.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jamestown Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6123.18%
9th to 12th Grade1,95310.16%
High School Graduate5,95230.95%
Some College3,52218.31%
Associates Degree3,14416.35%
Bachelors Degree2,42812.63%
Graduate Degree1,6208.42%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White16,60014,7663,662
Hispanic1,5761,102259
Other Race742474149
2+ Races56039256
Black55947469
Asian1116115
Native American26220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.06%.

Jamestown Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$33,349$38,333$29,869
Less Than 9th Grade$28,048$31,829$24,033
High School Graduate$28,319$30,060$24,421
Some College$33,502$40,760$26,998
Bachelors Degree$41,508$41,815$41,218
Graduate Degree$58,306$67,188$52,438

$33,349

Average Earnings

$38,333

Average Male

$29,869

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

90.16% of Jamestown residents speak only English, while 9.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.36% of the population.

Jamestown Language

Jamestown Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White22,5925,61224.84%
Hispanic3,2601,46044.79%
Multiple1,59780350.28%
Black83027733.37%
Other1,27427721.74%
Asian29611137.5%
Native532750.94%

28.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.19%

Male Poverty Rate

31.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jamestown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jamestown is Native, with 50.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jamestown is Other, with 21.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.94%.

Jamestown Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.68%
High School27.52%
Some College20.29%
Bachelors or Greater12.82%

Jamestown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50.62%
Male Unemployed49.68%
Female Employed17.7%
Male Employed9.82%

Jamestown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jamestown Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$39,507$54,120
Families$55,000$67,050
Married Families$72,524$-999,999,999
Non Families$25,027$37,992

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jamestown Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.5%

Male Marriage Rate

32.3%

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 Over 65, 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

1,808

Number of Veterans

1,773

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam457
Second Gulf War361
First Gulf War352
World War II94
Korea8

Jamestown Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54570
55 to 64381
65 to 74364
75+361
18 to 34132

Jamestown Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,7278.97%
2+ Races405.45%
Black335.08%
Native American825.81%

Jamestown Veterans by Race

Jamestown Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jamestown Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

9.1%

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

75.56%

Born in Jamestown

97.32%

Native Born

2.68%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

1.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.32% of Jamestown residents were born in the United States, with 75.56% having been born in New York. 0.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jamestown Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202926,741-215-0.8%
202826,956-214-0.79%
202727,170-215-0.79%
202627,385-214-0.78%
202527,599-215-0.77%
202427,814-214-0.76%
202328,028-215-0.76%
202228,243-270-0.95%
202128,513-159-0.55%
202028,672-374-1.29%
201929,046-212-0.72%
201829,258-249-0.84%
201729,507-245-0.82%
201629,752-322-1.07%
201530,074-337-1.11%
201430,411-265-0.86%
201330,676-56-0.18%
201230,732-152-0.49%
201130,884-195-0.63%
201031,079-651-2.05%
200031,730-2,951-8.51%
199034,681-1,094-3.06%
198035,775-4,020-10.1%
197039,795-2,023-4.84%
196041,818-1,536-3.54%
195043,3547161.68%
194042,638-2,517-5.57%
193045,1556,23816.03%
192038,9177,62024.35%
191031,2978,40536.72%
190022,8926,85442.74%
189016,0386,68171.4%
18809,3574,02175.36%
18705,3362,18169.13%
18603,15500%
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Jamestown Population by Year