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Jamestown is a town in Newport County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.
The community was named for James, Duke of York, later James II
The latitude of Jamestown is 41.496N. The longitude is -71.367W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 167 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,622.
The first Beavertail Lighthouse, built here in 1749, was known for many years as the Newport Light. The beacon aided trade in Newport before the Revolution, when ships carried molasses, rum and slaves between the colonies, the West Indies and Africa
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7% of Jamestown residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jamestown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jamestown was $38,664, compared with $21,587 nationally.
46% of Jamestown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Jamestown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $597. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,455.
Libraries in Jamestown include Jamestown Philomenian ... View libraries
The average commute time for Jamestown workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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