Jamestown, South Carolina

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Jamestown is a town in Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 97 at the 2000 census.

As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only, Jamestown is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area.



Jamestown is located at 33°17′03″N 79°41′42″W / 33.284063°N 79.695076°W / 33.284063; -79.695076.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 97 people, 42 households, and 28 families residing in the town. The population density was 168.7 people per square mile (64.6/km2). There were 51 housing units at an average density of 88.7/sq mi (34.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 55.67% White, 43.30% African American, 1.03% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 42 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.7% were married couples living together, 31.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 73.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $16,250, and the median income for a family was $13,542. Males had a median income of $19,375 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,021. There were 41.9% of families and 52.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 91.9% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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