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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.


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Median household income
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$63,073
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jamestown demographic reports
Jamestown is on Conanicut Island, at the mouth of Narragansett Bay
Burned by the British in 1775

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

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2000 movie, "Me, Myself & Irene"
Nearby parks & recreation: Beavertail State Park
Historic sites and museums: Watson Farm, Sydney L. Wright Museum, Jamestown Museum, Jamestown Windmill
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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46% of Jamestown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Jamestown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $597.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,455.


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The average commute time for Jamestown workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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