Location in the state of Indiana
|Township||Jackson, Eel River|
|• Total||0.88 sq mi (2.28 km2)|
|• Land||0.88 sq mi (2.28 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||951 ft (290 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||945|
|• Density||1,088.6/sq mi (420.3/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EST (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0436931|
It was named for its founder, James Mattock.
Jamestown is located at (39.926244, -86.627460).
According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.88 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 958 people, 394 households, and 261 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,088.6 inhabitants per square mile (420.3/km2). There were 418 housing units at an average density of 475.0 per square mile (183.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.9% White, 0.5% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.
There were 394 households of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.8% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.95.
The median age in the town was 36.5 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 886 people, 361 households, and 254 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,717.6 people per square mile (657.9/km²). There were 382 housing units at an average density of 740.5 per square mile (283.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.55% White, 0.23% African American, 0.11% from other races, and 0.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.
There were 361 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $46,250, and the median income for a family was $53,611. Males had a median income of $37,431 versus $24,271 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,821. About 7.3% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.
April 20, 2004 Tornado
At 2266 UTC on April 20, 2004, Jamestown took a direct hit by a strong EF1 tornado, injuring eight people in the area. The path of the tornado was two miles long. The tornado was part of the April 20, 2004 Tornado Outbreak. The storm approached from the southwest of town, entering Jamestown at the Boone/Hendricks County line. The tornado touched down just south of the Boone county line and traveled in a northeasterly path into Boone County and Jamestown proper. The tornado struck several homes in a line that crossed Main Street/US 136 and then roughly paralleled Darlington Street until exiting the town limits at the north end and entering I-74, where several semi tractor-trailers were flipped over.
- Herman B Wells, 11th President of Indiana University
- Davey Hamilton, American racecar driver who competed in the Indianapolis 500
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