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Location of Jamesport, Missouri
|• Total||0.56 sq mi (1.46 km2)|
|• Land||0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||991 ft (302 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||918.00/sq mi (354.14/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||660 Exchsnge: 684|
|GNIS feature ID||0720254|
Jamesport is a city in eastern Daviess County, Missouri, United States. The population was 559 at the 2020 census.
A post office called Jamesport has been in operation since 1857. The community's name honors two first settlers with the given name James, namely James Gillilan and James Allen.
Jamesport has the largest Amish community in the state of Missouri.
Jamesport is located at 39°58′29″N 93°48′8″W / 39.97472°N 93.80222°W (39.974725, -93.802324).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 524 people, 230 households, and 145 families living in the city. The population density was 935.7 inhabitants per square mile (361.3/km2). There were 308 housing units at an average density of 550.0 per square mile (212.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 230 households, of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.0% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.87.
The median age in the city was 38.4 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 17% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
- Phog Allen - University of Kansas coach called the "Father of Basketball Coaching"
- Martha Scott - Academy Award nominated actress
Public education from kindergarten through 12th grade is provided by the Tri-County R-VII School District. K-6 is located at Tri-County Elementary School, and 7-12 is located at Tri-County High School. There are also five private schools in the area. The Jamesport Mennonite School provides education for 1st through 8th grades. The seven Amish schools in the area include Spring Hill, Country View, Hickory Hill (1-8), Meadow View (1-7), Oak Grove (1-8), and Walnut Creek (1-8), and Special Education School. There is also a New Order Amish School, Faith View School.
Jamesport has a lending library, a branch of the Daviess County Library.
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