Jamestown, NC

Jamestown, situated in Guilford County, is a small town made up of 2.9 square miles.

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The area was settled by predominantly Quaker immigrants in the latter half of the 1700s.  

The area served as a camp for Cornwallis' troops during the Revolutionary War. The town was incorporated in 1947.  


The median resident age in Jamestown is 47 years. The median estimated household income is about $75,000 making it about $27,000 more than the North Carolina average.

The estimated per capita is about $38,000. The average price for a home in Jamestown is about $221,000 (2015) which is $61,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Jamestown is 79% White, 14% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 6% other.

90% of the population are high school graduates, with 49% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

59% are married, 9% are divorced, 2% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 24% that have never been married.

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Guilford County

Jamestown belongs to Guilford County in the northern part of North Carolina.

The county is named after Francis North, who's title was the Earl of Guilford. It was home of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse during the American Revolution.

It was also a stop for the Underground Railroad, and was home to the Greensboro Massacre in 1979.

The county is part of the Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC Combined Statistical Area.

Guilford County has a population of 517,600, and its largest city Greensboro, which has a population of 285,300, is the county seat.

Guilford County borders Forsyth, Alamance, Rockingham, Davidson and Randolph counties.

Guilford County is made up of 658 square miles. 646 of which is land with the remaining 12 as water.


The population of Jamestown, NC is about 3,400. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1950's.


The elevation of Jamestown, NC is 801 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Jamestown, NC is 27282.

Area Code

The area code for Jamestown, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Jamestown and Guilford County have voted mostly Democrat, with 57% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election.

This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 51% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 42% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 7%.


The unemployment rate for Jamestown is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Manufacturing, retail, and technical services make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Greensboro News and Record and The Northwest Observer are the primary newspapers that cover the Guilford County area.


Southern Roots
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Guilford Technical Community College
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House of Prayer
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Life Community Church
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Highland Containers
Jamestown Park
Parkside Family Medicine
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