Jamestown, Missouri

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Jamestown is a village in Moniteau County, Missouri, United States. The population was 382 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town. It is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Incorporated in 1873, Jamestown was named after Edward and Samuel James who established a trading post there in 1846. The town traces its roots to 1837 when John, William and Joshua Hightower built a tobacco factory at the site. The location was desirable as it was at an intersection of roads leading from the river towns of Sandy Hook and Lupus, Missouri.


Jamestown is located at 38°45′57″N 92°28′41″W / 38.76583°N 92.47806°W / 38.76583; -92.47806 (38.765754, -92.477960)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

There is one high school in Jamestown, Jamestown C-1.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 382 people, 175 households, and 103 families residing in the town. The population density was 381.2 people per square mile (147.5/km²). There were 191 housing units at an average density of 190.6/sq mi (73.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.12% White, 0.79% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 175 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,667, and the median income for a family was $41,389. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $20,461 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,498. About 3.7% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

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