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Overview

Introduction to Jamestown, New York

Jamestown, New York, in Chautauqua county, is 43 miles E of Erie, Pennsylvania and 57 miles S of Buffalo, New York.

Jamestown History

The earliest European settler of the present day city of Jamestown was James Prendergast. He purchased around 3,500 acres of land in the area of Chautauqua County in 1806. It went on to be incorporated as a village in 1827, and as a city in 1886. There are two theories behind the naming of this community. According to one, it was named after its founder, James Prendergast. There are some people who believe that it was named after Jamestown, VA, however.

Jamestown and nearby Attractions

  • Lucy-Desi Museum
  • Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
  • Fenton History Center
  • Busti Grist Mill
  • Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In Jamestown

The city hosts interesting local celebrations, like the Luci-Desi Days every summer and the Busti Apple Festival every September.

Jamestown Transportation

Erie International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Jamestown Higher Education

Jamestown Community College and Jamestown Business College are the local institutions providing facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,345
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+11,878
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married39.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.6%
Median Earnings25+$26,716
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,958
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,085

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,645
% Above Poverty Level69.9%
% Below Poverty Level30.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work6%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone36.3%
Median Gross Rent$590
Median House Value$64,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.2%
Swedish15.8%
Italian14.2%
Irish13.9%
English10.4%
Polish5.3%
French Except Basque2.1%
Dutch2%
Scottish1.8%
German0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Russian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Albanian0.3%
Greek0.3%
African0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Arab0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Jamestown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chautauqua County
Standard Zip Codes14701
P.O. Box Zip Codes14702
Phone Area Codes716
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.09
Approximate Longitude-79.23

Jamestown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationJAMESTOWN 4 ENE
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp35 to 55 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip45.6 inches
StationLITTLE VALLEY
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp31 to 53 F
Jul Temp55 to 78 F
Oct Temp37 to 57 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationALLEGANY STATE PARK
Distance24.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp31 to 54 F
Jul Temp54 to 78 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bemus Point269$68,036
Celoron1,209$43,750
Falconer2,513$51,326
Frewsburg2,171$69,238
Lakewood2,919$57,969

Jamestown Public Libraries

Hazeltine Public Library
891 BUSTI-SUGAR GROVE ROAD
Jamestown, New York
(716) 487-1281
Fluvanna Free Library
3532 FLUVANNA AVENUE EXTENSION
Jamestown, New York
(716) 487-1773
James Prendergast Library Association
509 CHERRY STREET
Jamestown, New York
(716) 484-7135

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Jamestown Hospitals

Womans Christian Assoc Hospital - Wca Hosp At Jones Memorial Health Center
51 Glasgow Avenue
Wca Hospital
(Non-profit)
207 Foote Ave
(716) 487-0141

Jamestown Public Schools

Clinton V Bush Elementary School
150 Pardee Ave
ZIP: 14701
(716) 483-4401
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
Southwestern Elementary School
600 Hunt Rd W
ZIP: 14701
(716) 664-1881
Other
Total Enrollment 639
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
301 Front St
ZIP: 14701
(716) 483-4412
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Carlyle C Ring Elementary School
333 Buffalo St
ZIP: 14701
(716) 483-4407
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Southwestern Middle School
600 Hunt Rd W
ZIP: 14701
(716) 664-6270
Middle
Total Enrollment 329
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
195 Martin Rd
ZIP: 14701
(716) 483-4411
Middle
Total Enrollment 501
George Washington Middle School
159 Buffalo St
ZIP: 14701
(716) 483-4413
Middle
Total Enrollment 506
Milton J Fletcher Elementary School
301 Cole Ave
ZIP: 14701
(716) 483-4404
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Persell Middle School
375 Baker St
ZIP: 14701
(716) 483-4406
Middle
Total Enrollment 509
Samuel G Love Elementary School
50 E 8th St
ZIP: 14701
(716) 483-4405
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Jamestown High School
350 E 2nd St
ZIP: 14701
(716) 483-3470
High
Total Enrollment 1387
Southwestern Senior High School
600 Hunt Rd W
ZIP: 14701
(716) 664-6273
High
Total Enrollment 451

Jamestown Private Schools

Jamestown Sda School
130 Mcdaniel Ave
ZIP: 14701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Bethel Baptist Christian Academy
200 Hunt Rd
ZIP: 14701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 73
Gustavus Adolphus Learning Center
200 Gustavus Ave
ZIP: 14701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 65
Catholic Academy Of The Holy Family
1135 N Main St
ZIP: 14701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 56
Lighthouse Baptist Academy
381 Camp St
ZIP: 14701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
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