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Overview

Introduction to Jamestown, North Dakota

Jamestown, North Dakota, in Stutsman county, is 90 miles W of Fargo, North Dakota and 293 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Jamestown History

Jamestown was founded in 1872, in the same year Fort Seward was established. The city was officially incorporated in 1883. It was named after Jamestown, Virginia. The area was originally served by the Northern Pacific Railroad. Jamestown is the county seat of Stutsman County.

Jamestown and nearby Attractions

  • Jamestown Mall
  • Fort Seward Historic Site
  • National Buffalo Museum
  • Frontier Village
  • Stutsman County Memorial Museum
  • Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Jamestown

Jamestown has numerous parks and recreational spots that are frequented by its residents. These include Klaus Park, Nickeus Park, McElroy Park and Feton Park. Visitors can shop at the Jamestown Mall or Buffalo Mall. The National Buffalo Museum, the Stutsman County Memorial Museum and Frontier Village provide insight into the history of the area. Some of the local festivals include Culture Fest, the Stutsman County Fair, Kite Fest and White Cloud's Birthday-Tatanka Celebration.

Jamestown Transportation

Hector International is the nearest major airport.

Jamestown Higher Education

Jamestown College is the local college. Higher studies can also be pursued at Northern State University, the University of North Dakota and the University of Mary.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,441
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+7,742
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married44.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.7%
Median Earnings25+$36,651
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,841
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,045

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,923
% Above Poverty Level87.5%
% Below Poverty Level12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone40.3%
Median Gross Rent$629
Median House Value$120,100

Ancestry

Norwegian20.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.9%
Irish6.7%
English4.1%
Polish3.6%
Swedish2.9%
Russian2.4%
Italian2.2%
Dutch2.1%
French Except Basque1.7%
Scottish1.6%
Czech1.5%
Danishn0.9%
African0.7%
Canadian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
South African0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Liberian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Arab0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Romanian0.1%
German0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Jamestown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Stutsman County
Standard Zip Codes58401
P.O. Box Zip Codes58402
Company Zip Codes58405
Phone Area Codes701
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude46.88
Approximate Longitude-98.69

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 ST HOSPITAL
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp-4 to 16 F
Apr Temp28 to 54 F
Jul Temp57 to 83 F
Oct Temp32 to 56 F
Annual Precip18.5 inches
StationEDMUNDS ARROWWOOD REF
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp-2 to 18 F
Apr Temp30 to 55 F
Jul Temp56 to 84 F
Oct Temp33 to 59 F
Annual Precip18.8 inches
StationGACKLE
Distance28.4 miles
Jan Temp-0 to 18 F
Apr Temp31 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp34 to 57 F
Annual Precip18.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cleveland95$81,250
Sanborn168$64,583
Wimbledon267$76,250

Jamestown Public Libraries

James River Valley Library System
105 THIRD STREET SE
Jamestown, North Dakota
(701) 252-2990

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Jamestown Hospitals

Jamestown Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2422 20th St Sw
(701) 252-1050
North Dakota State Hospital
(Government - State)
2605 Circle Dr
(701) 253-3650

Jamestown Public Schools

Jamestown High School
1509 10th St Ne
ZIP: 58401
(701) 952-4003
High
Total Enrollment 667
James River Spec Ed Cooperative
207 2nd Ave Se
ZIP: 58401
(701) 252-3376
Lincoln Elementary School
319 5th St Ne
ZIP: 58401
(701) 252-0867
Primary
Total Enrollment 242
Jamestown Spec Ed Unit
207 2nd Ave Se
ZIP: 58401
(701) 252-1950
Washington Elementary School
700 4th Ave Nw
ZIP: 58401
(701) 252-0468
Primary
Total Enrollment 127
Jamestown Middle School
203 2nd Ave Se
ZIP: 58401
(701) 252-0317
Middle
Total Enrollment 499
Roosevelt Elementary School
615 6th Ave Se
ZIP: 58401
(701) 252-1679
Primary
Total Enrollment 242
Louis L'amour Elementary School
1102 15th St Sw
ZIP: 58401
(701) 251-2102
Primary
Total Enrollment 122
James Valley Area Career & Tech Center
910 12th Ave Ne
ZIP: 58401
(701) 252-8841
William S Gussner Elementary School
1509 4th St Ne
ZIP: 58401
(701) 252-3846
Primary
Total Enrollment 271

Jamestown Private Schools

St John's Academy
215 5th St Se
ZIP: 58401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 172
Hillcrest Sda Elementary School
116 15th Ave Ne
ZIP: 58401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Anne Carlsen Center
701 3rd St Nw
ZIP: 58402
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 51
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