Jamestown, California

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Jamestown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California, United States. The population was 3,017 at the 2000 census.

A scene from the movie Hidalgo was filmed in Jamestown. Exterior scenes from the TV series Petticoat Junction and Green Acres were filmed in and near Jamestown.



Jamestown is located at 37°57′18″N 120°24′19″W / 37.954956°N 120.405306°W / 37.954956; -120.405306.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.1 square miles (7.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,017 people, 1,293 households, and 812 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 987.0 people per square mile (380.7/km²). There were 1,446 housing units at an average density of 473.0/sq mi (182.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.48% White, 0.10% African American, 2.22% Native American, 1.19% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 1.92% from other races, and 2.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.48% of the population.

There were 1,293 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 24.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males.

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