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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Jamestown is a suburb of Providence with a population of 5,496. Jamestown is in Newport County and is one of the best places to live in Rhode Island. Living in Jamestown offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Jamestown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Jamestown and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Jamestown are highly rated.
About Jamestown...
Population
5,496

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$641,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,633
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Jamestown Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    54.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    198.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,047.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    126.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Jamestown

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$108,737
National
$55,322

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    Jamestown Reviews

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    I'm tempted to rate Jtown with 1 star, to keep it a secret, but, I'll be honest and give it the 5 stars it deserves. Why? Awesome scenery, clean air, quiet, low density, great schools, a mild climate, recreation, cultural, history, committed residents, accessibility to urban areas (New York, Boston, and Providence - the latter two an easy day or evening trip) amenities and shopping in Newport, Narragansett, Wickford, Middletown, North and South Kingstown, and much more. Housing prices are a bit high, but taxes are loooow! We first experienced Jamestown as newlyweds on our teeny cruising sailboat 40 years ago and kept coming as our boat and family grew. When kids and grandkids overwhelmed available berths, we started renting in the summer, and kept our boat here on the winter. Off-season visits for boat maintenance gave us a chance to see the community was even more desirable between Labor Day and Memorial Day than "in season." Check it out yourself; you'll see what I mean!
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    I went on a ferry to James town walked the streets and stuff it’s was all beautiful. I went to almost all the stores and all great quality stuff!
    This island is absolutely amazing! I have lived here my entire life and the community is one giant family. The island is so beautiful in all seasons and there is nothing I would change about it. Jamestown is a great place to live and grow up!