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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.

People

Total Population 15,418
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 7,928
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 46.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.7%
Median Earnings25+ $35,359
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,265
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,007

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,825
% Above Poverty Level 87.2%
% Below Poverty Level 12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 11 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 40%
Median Gross Rent $619
Median House Value $109,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.8%
US/American 0%
English 4.1%
Irish 6.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jamestown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 90 miles W of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 293 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Stutsman
Standard Zip Codes 58401
P.O. Box Zip Codes 58402
Company Zip Codes 58405
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.91
Longitude -98.708

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)

Station JAMESTOWN ST HOSPITAL
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 16 F
Apr Temp 28 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 32 to 56 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Station EDMUNDS ARROWWOOD REF
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 18 F
Apr Temp 30 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 84 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 18.8 inches
Station GACKLE
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 18 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 57 F
Annual Precip 18.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Jamestown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bloom (58401)

Eldridge (58401)

Fried (58401)

Homer (58401)

Lippert (58401)

Sydney (58401)

Woodbury (58401)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cleveland 113 $80,000
Sanborn 149 $65,000
Wimbledon 274 $59,583

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jamestown Public Libraries

Library
Alfred Dickey Public Library
105 THIRD STREET SE
Jamestown, North Dakota
(701) 252-2990
Library Web Site
Stutsman County Library
910 FIFTH STREET SE
Jamestown, North Dakota
(701) 252-1531

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Jamestown Hospitals

JAMESTOWN HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
419 5TH STREET N E
(701) 252-1050
Emergency Service: Yes

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200 3RD AVE SE
701-252-0559
Serves 884 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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120 2ND ST SE
701-253-3200
Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.8

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