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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Jamestown is a suburb of Providence with a population of 5,505. Jamestown is in Newport County and is one of the best places to live in Rhode Island. Living in Jamestown offers residents a suburban 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
5,505

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$582,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,761
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Jamestown Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    127.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    91.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    346.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    18.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    20%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Jamestown

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,201
National
$55,322
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Jamestown Reviews

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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!
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I have lived in Jamestown for almost all of my 23 years, and it is truly a beautiful place to grow up in and raise a family. With a beach never further than a mile away and the bustling city of Newport just a short drive over the bridge, it is a popular tourist destination during the summer. Possibly due to its increased popularity, the cost of living and owning a home on the island has grown astronomically, potentially limiting the socioeconomical diversity of the island. However, the classic New England charm of the town and close-knit feel of the community more than make up for it's shortcomings.
Good, safe town with strong sense of community. I didn't attend any of the schools but had family who did, and although they could have done better preparing students for high school they seemed quite safe. Beautiful in the summer and even in winter.