Jamestown, Pennsylvania
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Jamestown
Borough
The Gibson House, a historic site in the borough
The Gibson House, a historic site in the borough
Nickname(s): Gateway to Pymatuning
Location of Jamestown in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Jamestown in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.
Jamestown is located in Pennsylvania
Jamestown
Jamestown
Location of Jamestown within Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°29?11?N 80°26?18?W / 41.48639°N 80.43833°W / 41.48639; -80.43833Coordinates: 41°29?11?N 80°26?18?W / 41.48639°N 80.43833°W / 41.48639; -80.43833
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Mercer
Founded 1798
Government
 o Mayor Esther McClimans
Area[1]
 o Total 0.84 sq mi (2.17 km2)
 o Land 0.83 sq mi (2.16 km2)
 o Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Population (2010)
 o Total 617
 o Estimate (2016)[2] 587
 o Density 704.68/sq mi (272.02/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 o Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Zip code 16134
Area code(s) 724
School district Jamestown School District

Jamestown is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States, along the Shenango River. The population was 636 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The town was founded in 1798 by James Campbell. The borough was incorporated in 1853.

The Jamestown area is served by the Jamestown Area School District, and is home to Combined Systems Inc, a tactical weapons producer that exports tear gas and smoke grenades.[3]

The Gibson House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[4]

Geography

Jamestown is located at 41°29?11?N 80°26?18?W / 41.48639°N 80.43833°W / 41.48639; -80.43833 (41.486417, -80.438354).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) of it is land and 1.27% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 636 people, 269 households, and 171 families residing in the borough. The population density was 819.5 people per square mile (314.8/km2). There were 297 housing units at an average density of 382.7 per square mile (147.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.53% White, and 0.47% from two or more races.

There were 269 households, out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 24.8% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $26,979, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,199. About 11.6% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ Chatterjee, Pratap (February 4, 2011). "Egypt's Military-industrial Complex". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Ltd. Retrieved 2011. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 2013. 

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