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Jamestown is a town in Jackson Township, Boone County and Eel River Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 958 at the 2010 census.

Jamestown, Indiana
Location of Jamestown in Boone County and Hendricks County, Indiana.
Location of Jamestown in Boone County and Hendricks County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 39°55′34″N 86°37′39″W / 39.92611°N 86.62750°W / 39.92611; -86.62750Coordinates: 39°55′34″N 86°37′39″W / 39.92611°N 86.62750°W / 39.92611; -86.62750
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountiesBoone, Hendricks
TownshipJackson, Eel River
Established1830
Area
 • Total0.88 sq mi (2.27 km2)
 • Land0.88 sq mi (2.27 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
951 ft (290 m)
Population
 • Total958
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
945
 • Density1,078.77/sq mi (416.66/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code
46147
Area code(s)765
FIPS code18-37692[4]
GNIS feature ID0436931[5]
Websitehttp://jamestownin.com/

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HistoryEdit

Jamestown established in 1830, and was platted in 1832.[6] The town was named for its founder, James Mattock.[7]

The town served as the original county seat of Boone County until 1831 when the legislature required that the county seat be moved towards the center of the district. In 1869, the Indianapolis, Bloomington and Western Railway (Later the Peoria and Eastern) came through the center of town on what was then Washington Street. The railroad remains today as the CSX Crawfordsville Sub and is the mainline from Indianapolis and Avon to Chicago. Additionally, Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Eastern Traction Company operated interurban service through Jamestown beginning in 1912 until its demise adjacent to the Big Four railroad, the remnants still being visible north of the railroad right of way to this day.

GeographyEdit

Jamestown is located at 39°55′34″N 86°37′39″W / 39.92611°N 86.62750°W / 39.92611; -86.62750 (39.926244, -86.627460).[8]

According to the 2010 census, Jamestown has a total area of 0.88 square miles (2.28 km2), all land.[9]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1870603
188069615.4%
1890616−11.5%
19006403.9%
19106907.8%
1920628−9.0%
1930552−12.1%
19405835.6%
195071823.2%
196082715.2%
197093813.4%
1980924−1.5%
1990764−17.3%
200088616.0%
20109588.1%
Est. 2016945[3]−1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 958 people, 394 households, and 261 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,088.6 inhabitants per square mile (420.3/km2). There were 418 housing units at an average density of 475.0 per square mile (183.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.9% White, 0.5% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 394 households of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.8% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the town was 36.5 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 886 people, 361 households, and 254 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,717.6 people per square mile (657.9/km²). There were 382 housing units at an average density of 740.5 per square mile (283.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.55% White, 0.23% African American, 0.11% from other races, and 0.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 361 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,250, and the median income for a family was $53,611. Males had a median income of $37,431 versus $24,271 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,821. About 7.3% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.

GovernmentEdit

The town is managed by a three-member elected town council and an elected Clerk-Treasurer. The town provides police and fire service through two full-time Marshals and a volunteer fire department.

Jamestown Municipal Utilities provide water, sewer, and power service.

EducationEdit

The town has a lending library, the Tri-Area Library.[11]

The town is served by both the Western Boone Community School Corporation and the Northwest Hendricks School Corporation (Tri-West).

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "History of Boone County". Boone County. Archived from the original on 24 March 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  7. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 168.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Libraries in Boone County, Indiana". Boone County Community Network. Retrieved 4 March 2018.

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