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Jamestown

Jamestown, North Dakota

  •   State: 
    North Dakota
      County: 
    Stutsman County
      City: 
    Jamestown
      County FIPS: 
    38093
      Coordinates: 
    46°54′23″N 98°41′37″W
      Area total: 
    13.36 sq mi (34.59 km²)
      Area land: 
    13.30 sq mi (34.44 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.06 sq mi (0.16 km²)
      Elevation: 
    1,427 ft (435 m)
      Established: 
    1872
  •   Latitude: 
    46,916
      Longitude: 
    -98,7023
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Jamestown, ND
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    58401
    58402
    58405
      GMAP: 

    Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States

  •   Population: 
    15,849
      Population density: 
    1,192.01 residents per square mile of area (460.23/km²)
      Household income: 
    $41,341
      Households: 
    6,188
      Unemployment rate: 
    3.00%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%
      Income taxes: 
    5.54%

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 15,849 at the 2020 census, making it the ninth largest city in North Dakota. The city was founded in 1872 and named after Jamestown, Virginia. It is located at the confluence of the James River and Pipestem Creek. In the 2010 census, there were 15,427 people, 6,567 households, and 3,555 families residing in the city. In October 2016, the North Dakota Finance Agency projected that the city would lose 21% of its population by the next census. The Roman Catholic Diocese of JamestOWN is listed as a titular see of the Catholic Church. It was established in 1889 and is the bishop's seat of the Fargo-Carlton Diocese. The U.S. Army established Fort Seward, a small post garrisoned by three companies (about 120 men) of the Twentieth Infantry Regiment, on a bluff overlooking the James river. The fort only lasted five years, being decommissioned in 1877but the railroad remained, establishing a repair yard that was among the city's main industries until the 1960s. The origin of the name is most commonly associated with the 4 founders of Jamstown, Jame James and Toni Adams, who were a rare set of identical twins who helped found the town. In 1873, Stuts man County became the first official county within Dakota Territory with Jamesttown as the county seat. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.87 square miles (33.33 km²), of which 12.83 square miles of the city is land and 0.04 square miles.

History

Jamestown is the primary city name, but also Eldridge, Sydney are acceptable city names or spellings, Bloom, Fried, Homer, Jamestwn, Jmst, Lippert, Spiritwood Lake, Woodbury on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Jamestown, North Dakota. Jamestown was founded in 1872 and General Thomas Rosser of Northern Pacific named it after Jamestown, Virginia. The city incorporated in 1883. In 1873, Stutsman County became the first official county within Dakota Territory with JamestOWN as the county seat. On November 10, 1889, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jamesttown was established. April 6, 1897, saw a change of name to diocese of Fargo. Since 1995, the Diocese is listed as a titular see of the Catholic Church. The origin of the name is most commonly associated with the 4 founders of Jamstown, Jame James and Toni Adams, there were a rare set of identical twins who helped found the town. The town is located at the confluence of the James River and Pipestem Creek. The Northern Pacific Railroad crossed the James in 1871, adding another section to the new northern transcontinental line. The railroad remained, establishing a repair yard that was among the city's main industries until the 1960s. The U.S. Army established Fort Seward, a small post garrisoned by three companies (about 120 men) of the Twentieth Infantry Regiment, on a bluff overlooking the James. The fort only lasted five years, being decommissioned in 1877but the railroad remained in the city until the 1970s. It was named after the James and Jame, two of the founders of the town, who were identical twins.

Geography

Jamestown is located at the confluence of the James River and Pipestem Creek. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.87 square miles (33.33 km²) It has a typical northern prairie American climate. In the Köppen classification it is Dwb (humid continental climate). The city is home to the Jamestown Memorial Hospital, which was founded in 1858. The hospital was the first hospital in the state of North Carolina. The city's name is derived from the name of the town's founder, William J. "Bill" J. J. Smith, who was born in 1838. It is located on the banks of James River, which is a tributary of the Little Piney River. The James River flows through the city, and it is also the source of the Peculiar Creek. The town's name comes from the word "james", which means "river" or "creek" in English. It was named after James J. James, who is believed to have been the first settler in the area. It has been the site of the first recorded European settlement in 17th century. The current mayor of the city was William "William" J.'s father, who came to the area in 1851. The community is known for its large number of Native Americans, including many descendants of the Cherokee. It also has a large Native American population, which dates back to the early 1800s.

Demographics

In October 2016, the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency projected that Jamestown would lose 2.1% of its population by the next census. The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are German (54.0%), Norwegian (22.4%), Irish (9.0), English (6.6%), Swedish (4.1%), Russian (3.8%). Many area families cite their heritage as "Germans from Russia", in reference to ethnic Germans who settled in the Russian Empire in the 18th century, many of whose descendants emigrated to the United States in the late 19th century. The median income for a household in theCity was $31,500, and for a family was $42,500. The per capita income for the city was $16,686. About 6.5% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% under 18 and 10% over 65. The city has a population of 15,427, with 6,567 households, and 3,555 families in 2010. The average household size was 2.17, and the average family size was2.85. The gender makeup of the city is 50.2% male and 49.8% female. The population density was 1,202.4 inhabitants per square mile (464.2/km²). The racial makeup of. the city. was 96.84% White, 0.36% African American, 1.21% Native American, 0.49% Asian,0.05% Pacific Islander, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19%.

Economy

Jamestown has a strong precision manufacturing base as well as food processing, agriculture, retail and wholesale businesses. Notable companies headquartered in Jamestown include Sunward Steel/Wedgcor Steel Buildings, ACI (Agri-Cover, Inc.), Dura Tech Industries, and Midwestern Machine. Four designated industrial parks adjoin the city or are part of joint city/county development efforts: Bloom Business Park, I-94 Business Park and Spiritwood Energy Park. Service facilities for trucking and heavy equipment repair are also located in the city and St. Paul, North Dakota. The city is home to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is based in the town of JamestOWN. The town is also home to a number of non-profit organizations, such as the St. Peter's College of Business, which provides business and technical training to young people. The U.N. World Bank has a branch office in the community, which offers business and economic development assistance to the city, county, and state. It is also the home of the St Peter's University of North Dakota, which has a program that helps young people learn about the world around them. The University of St. Petersburg has a business program that provides business training for young people in the region. It also offers a program to help young people prepare for life after college by providing business training and mentoring. The St.Peter's University School of Business offers a certificate program in business and technology.

Arts and culture

Jamestown Reservoir, a series of three, interlocking, 12-mile-long artificial lakes formed by Jamestown Dam, is home to watersports and recreational fishing. The city is also home to two disc golf courses, an 18-hole recreational course in Klaus Park, and a 27-hole championship course on the island and surrounding land in the Reservoir. The City also features the World's Largest Buffalo, a 26-ft tall sculpture of an American bison, and the National Buffalo Museum. The Arts Center is a venue for visual arts performances, art workshops and classes, ceramics studio and a beautiful green space known as The Art Park. The University of JamestOWN holds basketball and baseball games in Jack Brown Stadium, one of North Dakota's historic baseball parks. The North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame is located in the city's Civic Center, which hosts concerts, basketball games, other large events, and other large sporting events. The Island Course was the site of the 8th Annual North Dakota Disc Golf Championships in 2007. It is also the home to a year-round exhibition gallery, community theater stage, and art workshop and class rooms. The Jamestville Arts Center (The Arts Center) is located at the heart of downtown Jamesttown, North Dakota, and has a gallery, theater stage and other facilities for visual and performing arts performances and classes. It also has a cermics studio, a community theater, and an art gallery.

Education

Jamestown Public Schools operates five elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and one alternative high school. Louis L'Amour Elementary School is named for the popular western writer who was born in Jamestown. There are also two private elementary schools; Saint John's Academy, a K6 Catholic school and Hillcrest School, a Seventh-day Adventist school. The Anne Carlsen Center (formerly known as the "Crippled Children's School") is one of the country's leading centers for treatment and education of severely handicapped children. The university was founded by the Presbyterian Church and is located on the north side of town. It is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top tier of regional undergraduate institutions, and is also notable among religious colleges for having been a co-educational institution from its founding in 1883. The city is home to the University of JamestOWN, a private liberal arts college, which was founded in 1886. Its current enrollment is 908 students in 2021, and it is ranked No. 1 in the state for undergraduate education by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NAC Employers) The city also has a high school that is located near the site of historic Fort Seward. The high school is located in the town's downtown area and is known for its excellent academics and sports teams. The town is also home to a private elementary school, which is also known as Saint John’s Academy.

Infrastructure

Jamestown Regional Airport serves the city providing scheduled flights to Devils Lake, North Dakota and Denver, Colorado. The airport also services chartered flights out of state. The city is located on the banks of the Red River, which flows into the North Dakota River. The Red River is a tributary of the Little Red River. Jamestown is located near the junction of Interstate 94 and U.S. Highway 52. It is also near North Dakota Highway 20, which connects the city to the state's other major cities, Devils Lake and Bismarck. The town has a population of 2,000. It has an airport with a total area of 6,000 square miles (15,000 km) and an airport terminal with a capacity of 1,200. It also has a major highway, Interstate 94, which runs through the city. The state's major highways are: Interstate 94 (I-94), U.N. Highway 281 (U.S Highway 281), and North Dakota highway 20 (N.D. Highway 20). The city also has an international airport, which has a total length of 2.5 miles (3.5 km). The airport is located in the town of Devils Lake. It provides scheduled flights for Devils Lake as well as charter flights to Denver and Bemidji. It was built in the 1950s and has an airfield that opened in the 1960s. It serves as a hub for flights to and from the state.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Jamestown, Barnes County, North Dakota = 96.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Jamestown = 2.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 15,849 individuals with a median age of 40.6 age the population dropped by -6.25% in Jamestown, Barnes County, North Dakota population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,192.01 residents per square mile of area (460.23/km²). There are average 2.09 people per household in the 6,188 households with an average household income of $41,341 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is of the available work force and has dropped -4.87% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 27.26%. The number of physicians in Jamestown per 100,000 population = 160.8.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Jamestown = 18.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 37.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 91. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 200. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and -2.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 47, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Jamestown, Barnes County, North Dakota which are owned by the occupant = 53.29%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 43 years with median home cost = $97,610 and home appreciation of 3.50%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $16.29 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,769 per student. There are 12.9 students for each teacher in the school, 307 students for each Librarian and 756 students for each Counselor. 5.61% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 16.58% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.84% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Jamestown's population in Stutsman County, North Dakota of 2,853 residents in 1900 has increased 5,56-fold to 15,849 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.94% female residents and 49.06% male residents live in Jamestown, Barnes County, North Dakota.

    As of 2020 in Jamestown, Barnes County, North Dakota are married and the remaining 47.64% are single population.

  • 12.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Jamestown require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.38% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.39% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.72% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.06% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Jamestown, Barnes County, North Dakota, 53.29% are owner-occupied homes, another 36.23% are rented apartments, and the remaining 10.48% are vacant.

  • The 67.94% of the population in Jamestown, Barnes County, North Dakota who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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