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Welcome to Jamestown ...

The Town of Jamestown is located in Newport County<1>.

The location of Jamestown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Jamestown has a population of 5,506 people<3> (see below for details).

Jamestown is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Jamestown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Jamestown is within the boundaries of the (401) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jamestown had an population of 5,506 people. This is an increase of 1.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Jamestown had a population of 5,405 people (or 6.52% of the total population of Newport County). This makes Jamestown the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Jamestown represents 0.51% of the total population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 36th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,405 people, the population of Jamestown decreased 3.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,622 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jamestown.

Communities Also Named Jamestown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Jamestown - it's located in Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jamestown.

Communities near Jamestown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jamestown.

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Jamestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
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  • Fall River [Bristol County]
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    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Jamestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Jamestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Jamestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • East Providence [Providence County]
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      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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    • Coventry [Kent County]
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      • Coventry [Kent County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Kingstown [Washington County]
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      • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
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    • West Warwick [Kent County]
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      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,967 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bristol [Bristol County]
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      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
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      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jamestown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jamestown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jamestown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jamestown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jamestown. See our Newspapers Page for Jamestown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jamestown ...

Looking for more information about Jamestown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Jamestown, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Jamestown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Rhode Island

About Newport County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jamestown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Newport, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jamestown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jamestown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jamestown) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jamestown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JamestownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jamestown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5376, Longitude: -71.3759       In this case, the coordinates for Jamestown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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