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Jamestown, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Jamestown is the 9th largest city in North Dakota with a population of 15,731 as of July 1, 2017. Jamestown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jamestown is located at latitude 46.9071 and longitude -98.6951 in Stutsman County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jamestown (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Stutsman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,407 feet.

The City of Jamestown (GNIS ID: 1036100) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jamestown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jamestown: Camp Sykes, Camp Thomas, Fort Cross, Fort Seward.

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Jamestown, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,731
Daytime Population: Workers 10,753
Daytime Population: Residents 5,891
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,644
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 14,103
Population in Familes 10,023
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,628
Population Density2 1,228
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $57,755
Average Household Income $75,514
Per Capita Income $33,958


Total Housing Units 7,239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,650 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,132 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 457 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $135,578
Average Home Value $149,055


Total Households 6,782
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 3,601
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% 0.32%
Households 0.45% 0.41%
Families 0.18% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Jamestown, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jamestown to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 98th
Population Density # 52 87th
Diversity Index # 104 74th
Median Household Income # 210 48th
Per Capita Income # 210 48th

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