Jamestown is a town located in Newport County, Rhode Island, in the United States. The population was 5,405 at the 2010 census. Jamestown is situated almost entirely on Conanicut Island, the second largest island in Narragansett Bay. It also includes the uninhabited Dutch Island and Gould Island.
As of the census of 2000, there are 5,622 people, 2,359 households, and 1,625 families residing in the town. The population density is 580.0 people per square mile (224.0/km²). There are 2,769 housing units at an average density of 285.7 per square mile (110.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.55% White, 0.78% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,359 households out of which 28.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% are married couples living together, 8.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% are non-families. 25.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.9% have someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.88.
In the town, the population is spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 33.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females, there are 94.6 males, and for every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $87,073, and the median income for a family is $117,990. Males have a median income of $50,185 versus $35,056 for females. The per capita income for the town is $58,664. 2.9% of the population and 1.7% of families are below the poverty line. 1.4% of those under the age of 18 and 3.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Jamestown Public Schools encompasses two buildings: Melrose School for elementary students and Lawn School for middle school students. For high school, public school students matriculate to either North Kingstown High School or Narragansett High School.
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- 42 Windsor St Jamestown, RI 02835
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Jamestown School Data
- Jamestown School-Lawn
- 5-8, public
- Jamestown School-Melrose
- PK-4, public