Jamestown is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 5,538 people and just one neighborhood, Jamestown is the 36th largest community in Rhode Island.
Jamestown home prices are not only among the most expensive in Rhode Island, but Jamestown real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Jamestown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.97% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Jamestown is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jamestown who work in management occupations (15.77%), sales jobs (14.72%), and office and administrative support (11.64%).
A relatively large number of people in Jamestown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.95% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Jamestown is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Jamestown is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Jamestown a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Jamestown has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Jamestown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Jamestown is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Jamestown, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Jamestown is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 60.95% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Jamestown in 2018 was $74,159, which is wealthy relative to Rhode Island and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $296,636 for a family of four.
The people who call Jamestown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jamestown residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Jamestown include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Jamestown is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Langs. of India.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in Rhode Island. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 97.6% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Rhode Island. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees, urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.
The neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 95.5% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Portuguese and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 25.0% have Italian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Jamestown are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 89.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 51.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 23.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.5%), and 8.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.1% of households. Some people also speak German/Yiddish (2.3%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Jamestown, RI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (25.4%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (25.0%), and residents who report English roots (13.5%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (9.3%), along with some French ancestry residents (5.5%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (79.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.