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Jamaica is a city in Guthrie County, in the Des Moines metro area.
The community was named for the nation in the West Indies
The latitude of Jamaica is 41.846N. The longitude is -94.309W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,033 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 239.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jamaica demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Guthrie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50128 ZIP code.
29% of Jamaica residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jamaica ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jamaica was $18,850, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Jamaica residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Jamaica, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $225. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $550.
Libraries in Jamaica include Jamaica Public Library ... View libraries
Guthrie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jamaica political report.
The average commute time for Jamaica workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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