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main street jamestownJamestown is a place adorned in charm.  Norman Rockwell could have painted curly-topped boys fishing along the banks of the James River that runs through Jamestown. Western writer Louis L'Amour was born here and we'd like to think Jamestown was a source of inspiration for him. Jamestown is nestled between two rivers - the James River and the Pipestem River which provide recreational opportunities in a beautiful setting.

Jamestown offers excellent public and private schools with a high school completion rate of 91%. Jamestown's state of the art high school provides class sizes that are small by big-city standards where students get personal attention and are encouraged to participate in many extracurricular activities and sports available.  Higher education can also be achieved here at the University of Jamestown which has been ranked the #1 college in North Dakota by US News & World Report for multiple years.

Jamestown is a place of clean air, safe streets and short commutes. You can take time for fitness at the Two Rivers Activity Center, at one of many local athletic clubs, or on the outdoor walking, biking, and hiking trails in and around town.  You can own and operate a thriving business, realize job stability in the same community you own your dream home, enjoy quiet neighborhood living, and watch your children grow.  Here, the American Dream is tangible with the qualities of small town living plus exceptional opportunities to achieve personal and professional success. 

Jamestown, ND

Population

Total Population

15,517

Population
Growth Rate

0.06%

Median Age

42

Diversity Index

25.800

Climate

  • Annual Average Temperature • 40.4 F
  • Monthly Average High Temperature
    • Spring • 40?F
    • Summer • 75?F
    • Fall • 55?F
    • Winter • 20?F
  • Annual Average Precipitation • 18.12 Inches
  • Prevailing Winds • Northwest

Housing & Income

Households

6,720

Total Housing Units

7,248


Owner Occupied

3,624

Renter Occupied

3,096

Vacant

528

Median Home Value

$139,994


Average Home Value

$156,772

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.23%


Per Capita Income

1.15%

Income Projection

Median Household

$50,953 $51,957


Average Household

$63,096 $66,799


Per Capita

$27,540 $29,163

Workforce

Total Businesses

791

Total Employed

10,829

Workers 16+

7,525

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

92

Employed

3,403

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

110

Employed

1,002

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

2020 Accommodation/Food Service SVG Graphic

Businesses

52

Employed

899

2020 Other Service excl Pub Admin

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Businesses

108

Employed

803

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

37

Employed

736

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

21

Employed

669

Some
High School

660

Graduated
High School

3,155

Associates
Degree

1,067

Bachelor's
Degree

2,012

Graduate
Degree

544

Average Commute Time

13 min.



Resident Commuters

6,998

Non-Resident Commuters

488

Drive Alone

6,186

Carpooled

749

Public

17

Work At Home

173

Transportation

transportation mapJamestown, North Dakota, is centrally located in North America along Interstate 94 and US Highway 281. North Dakota is located at the US-Canada border, providing an ideal location for companies looking for access to markets throughout North America. Our transportation system includes air, rail, and ground transportation, providing connections to the world.

Jamestown Regional Airport

Daily commercial jet passenger service and air freight service to Denver International Airport provides connections to anywhere within the United States and worldwide. Charter air and freight service is also available to those traveling elsewhere in the region.

Both Northern Pacific Railroad and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Company provide high level service and access to markets.

Jamestown is located on US Interstate 94 (I-94) and U.S. Highway 281 free of tolls and traffic jams.

North Dakota Highway Map

Proximity to Markets

CityDistance in Miles
Bismarck101
Los Angeles1,709
Chicago704
Minneapolis340
Denver860
New York1,560
Fargo93
Seattle1,338
Kansas City690
Winnipeg270

Utilities

Natural Gas

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.
Gary Spiedel, District Manager
324 2nd Ave. S.W., P.O. Box 2216
Jamestown, ND 58402
Phone: (701) 252-4959

Electricity

Northern Plains Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Bob Spencer, District Manager
1515 W. Main, P.O. Box 180
Carrington, ND 58421
Phone: 1-800-882-2500
www.nplains.com

Otter Tail Power Company
Charles Krebf, Operations Manager
315 2nd Street S.E., P.O. Box 2220
Jamestown, ND 58402
Phone: (701) 252-0540

Water

City of Jamestown
Utility Operations Director - Steve Suko
stevejwp@daktel.com
Phone: (701) 252-5131
325 17th Street SE
Jamestown, ND 58401
Source: Wells
Capacity of Plant: 12,000,000 gallons
Capacity of Wells: 7,000,000 gallons
Average Daily Consumption: 4.0 million gallons/day
Peak Consumption: 6.7 million gallons

Stutsman Rural Water
Address:1812 Highway 281 N
Jamestown, ND 58401-2104
Phone: (701) 252-7727

Sanitation

Method of Garbage Disposal: Sanitary Landfill
Sewer Use Charge: Based on water used

Lift Station & Wastewater System
Type: Mechanical & Lagoon
Capacity: 4.5 million gallons/day
Present Load: 3.5 million gallons/day - average
20 Lift Stations