Jamestown, Indiana

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Jamestown, Indiana
Town
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°55′34″N 86°37′39″W / 39.92611°N 86.62750°W / 39.92611; -86.62750Coordinates: 39°55′34″N 86°37′39″W / 39.92611°N 86.62750°W / 39.92611; -86.62750
Country United States
State Indiana
Counties Boone, Hendricks
Township Jackson, Eel River
Established 1830
Area[1]
 • 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)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 958
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 945
 • Density 1,088.6/sq mi (420.3/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46147
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-37692[4]
GNIS feature ID 0436931[5]
Website http://jamestownin.com/

Jamestown is a town in Jackson Township, Boone County and Eel River Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 958 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

It was named for its founder, James Mattock.[6]

Geography[edit]

Jamestown is located at 39°55′34″N 86°37′39″W / 39.92611°N 86.62750°W / 39.92611; -86.62750 (39.926244, -86.627460)[7].

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.88 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] 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.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] 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[edit]

Jamestown was hit by a F1 tornado, injuring eight people in the area. The path of the tornado was two miles long.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 168. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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