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Jamestown, Ohio
Village
Jamestown Opera House
Location of Jamestown, Ohio
Location of Jamestown, Ohio
Location of Jamestown in Greene County
Location of Jamestown in Greene County
Coordinates: 39°39′31″N 83°44′18″W / 39.65861°N 83.73833°W / 39.65861; -83.73833Coordinates: 39°39′31″N 83°44′18″W / 39.65861°N 83.73833°W / 39.65861; -83.73833
Country United States
State Ohio
County Greene
Area
 • Total 1.17 sq mi (3.03 km2)
 • Land 1.17 sq mi (3.02 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,060 ft (320 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,993
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,136
 • Density 1,831.90/sq mi (707.60/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45335
Area code(s) 937, 326
FIPS code 39-38374
GNIS feature ID 1064900

Jamestown is a village in Greene County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,993 at the 2010 census. Joshua Bradley is the current mayor.

Jamestown is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Jamestown was platted in 1816. One of its founders was born in Jamestown, Virginia, hence the name.

Geography

Jamestown is located at 39°39′31″N 83°44′18″W / 39.65861°N 83.73833°W / 39.65861; -83.73833 (39.658604, -83.738453). Parts of Jamestown are located in Silvercreek, Ross, and New Jasper Townships.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.21 square miles (3.13 km2), all of it land.

Jamestown is located south of US Route 35 on State Highway 72. It is east of Lake Shawnee.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 337
1860 559 65.9%
1870 532 −4.8%
1880 877 64.8%
1890 1,104 25.9%
1900 1,205 9.1%
1910 1,133 −6.0%
1920 1,039 −8.3%
1930 944 −9.1%
1940 1,079 14.3%
1950 1,345 24.7%
1960 1,730 28.6%
1970 1,790 3.5%
1980 1,702 −4.9%
1990 1,794 5.4%
2000 1,917 6.9%
2010 1,993 4.0%
2019 (est.) 2,136 7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,993 people, 758 households, and 524 families living in the village. The population density was 1,647.1 inhabitants per square mile (635.9/km2). There were 836 housing units at an average density of 690.9 per square mile (266.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.1% White, 2.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 758 households, of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.9% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the village was 36.7 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.3% male and 54.7% female.

Notable natives

  • Gary Bradds, basketball player in the NBA
  • Terry Bradds, jazz guitarist
  • Matt Brown, UFC fighter
  • Fred Claire, former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager
  • Roland James, football player in the NFL
  • Ward Baker, professional coyote hunter

Education

The Greeneview Local School District operates three schools in the village: Greeneview Elementary School, Greeneview Middle School, and Greeneview High School. Jamestown has a public library, a branch of the Greene County Public Library.

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