Jamestown, Ohio

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Jamestown is a village in Greene County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,917 at the 2000 census. It is named after Jamestown, Virginia, the hometown of an early resident.

Jamestown is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is served by a branch of the Greene County Public Library.

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History

The area was first surveyed around 1815.

Geography

Jamestown is located at 39°39′31″N 83°44′18″W / 39.65861°N 83.73833°W / 39.65861; -83.73833 (39.658604, -83.738453)[3]. Parts of Jamestown are located in Silvercreek, Ross, and New Jasper Townships.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.

Jamestown is located south of US Route 35 on State Highway 72. It is east of Lake Shawnee.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,917 people, 743 households, and 529 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,579.3 people per square mile (611.7/km²). There were 791 housing units at an average density of 651.7/sq mi (252.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.47% White, 4.07% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

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