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Jamestown, California - Basic Facts

The Jamestown Census Designated Place had a population of 3,483 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Jamestown is located at latitude 37.9588 and longitude -120.4088 in Tuolumne County. The formal boundaries for the Jamestown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tuolumne County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,407 feet.

The Jamestown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408437) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Jamestown Census Designated Place is located within Sonora CCD of Tuolumne County.

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: American Camp, Jimtown.

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


Total Population 3,483
Daytime Population: Workers 676
Daytime Population: Residents 2,095
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,771
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 3,473
Population in Familes 2,656
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 1,163
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $39,262
Average Household Income $53,604
Per Capita Income $22,615


Total Housing Units 1,678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 924 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 603 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $223,397
Average Home Value $261,620


Total Households 1,527
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 949
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 0.2% 0.35%
Households 0.24% 0.39%
Families 1.03% 0.4%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Jamestown, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jamestown to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California 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 # 739 51st
Population Density # 743 51st
Diversity Index # 992 35th
Median Household Income # 1232 19th
Per Capita Income # 1058 30th

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