Jamestown, California

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Jamestown
census-designated place
Main Street
Main Street
Location in Tuolumne County and the state of California
Location in Tuolumne County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°57′18″N 120°24′19″W / 37.95500°N 120.40528°W / 37.95500; -120.40528Coordinates: 37°57′18″N 120°24′19″W / 37.95500°N 120.40528°W / 37.95500; -120.40528
Country  United States
State  California
County Tuolumne
Area[1]
 • Total 2.996 sq mi (7.761 km2)
 • Land 2.994 sq mi (7.756 km2)
 • Water 0.002 sq mi (0.005 km2)  0.07%
Elevation 1,427 ft (435 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,433
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (440/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95327
Area code(s) 209
FIPS code 06-37106
GNIS feature ID 1658851
Reference No. 431[2]
The Emporium is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Sierra Railway No. 3 at the old Jamestown Depot, for the filming of the pilot episode of The Big Valley, 1964.
Gold leaf specimen (9.3 x 3.2 cm) from the Harvard Mine, just south of Jamestown. Discovered in 1859, the mine has produced about 800,000 ounces of gold, worth about $1.3 billion at 2014 prices. The mine closed in 1994. [3]

Jamestown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California, United States. The population was 3,433 at the 2010 census, up from 3,017 at the 2000 census. Formerly a California Gold Rush town, Jamestown is now a California Historical Landmark.[2] Jamestown is the home of Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and the Sierra Railway, which operates steam passenger trains.

A scene from the movie Hidalgo was filmed in Jamestown. Exterior scenes from the TV series Petticoat Junction, The Wild Wild West and Green Acres were filmed in and near Jamestown.

Geography[edit]

Jamestown is located at 37°57′18″N 120°24′19″W / 37.954956°N 120.405306°W / 37.954956; -120.405306.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), 99.93% of it land and 0.07% of it water.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Jamestown had a population of 3,433. The population density was 1,145.7 people per square mile (442.3/km²). The racial makeup of Jamestown was 2,948 (85.9%) White, 20 (0.6%) African American, 96 (2.8%) Native American, 27 (0.8%) Asian, 4 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 135 (3.9%) from other races, and 203 (5.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 511 persons (14.9%).

The Census reported that 3,423 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, 10 (0.3%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,501 households, out of which 399 (26.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 592 (39.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 209 (13.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 80 (5.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 100 (6.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 4 (0.3%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 513 households (34.2%) were made up of individuals and 299 (19.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28. There were 881 families (58.7% of all households); the average family size was 2.89.

The population was spread out with 752 people (21.9%) under the age of 18, 289 people (8.4%) aged 18 to 24, 686 people (20.0%) aged 25 to 44, 938 people (27.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 768 people (22.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.7 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

There were 1,645 housing units at an average density of 549.0 per square mile (212.0/km²), of which 885 (59.0%) were owner-occupied, and 616 (41.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 9.5%. 1,857 people (54.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,566 people (45.6%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 3,017 people, 1,293 households, and 812 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 987.0 people per square mile (380.7/km²). There were 1,446 housing units at an average density of 473.0 per square mile (182.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.48% White, 0.10% African American, 2.22% Native American, 1.19% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 1.92% from other races, and 2.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.48% of the population.

There were 1,293 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 24.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,847, and the median income for a family was $34,896. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,209. About 14.1% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.3% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature Jamestown is located in the 14th Senate District, represented by Republican Tom Berryhill, and in the 25th Assembly District, represented by Republican Kristin Olsen.

In the United States House of Representatives, Jamestown is in California's 4th congressional district, represented by Republican Tom McClintock.[7]

Jamestown is the headquarters for the Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California, a federally recognized tribe of Miwok people.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer File - Places - California". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Jamestown". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  3. ^ Geology of the Jamestown mine, Mother Lode gold district, USGS, 2005
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Jamestown CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "California's 4th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Tribes: C." National Congress of American Indians. Retrieved 29 May 2012.

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