Jamestown 53 Poor
Jamestown Livability #981 ranked city in California#24,440 ranked city in the USARanks better than 16% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Jamestown

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    This area did not exhibit any pros. The threshold was not met in any of the categories.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    Commuters in this area may experience longer-than-average work commute times due to limited public transportation access.

  • Employment

    The combination of low income levels and high unemployment rates contributes to a low score in the employment category, which could make it challenging to secure well-paying jobs.

  • Health & Safety

    Factors like poor air quality and the absence of essential health-related facilities like hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and pharmacies could have played a role in the low score in this category.

  • Schools

    Factors such as lower than average graduation rates, lackluster reading and math scores and the limited accessibility of local elementary and high schools could contribute to the low schools score.

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What's it like Living in Jamestown?

Located in the state of California, Jamestown is a smaller city with a population of 3,379 residents. The majority of Jamestown residents report their race to be White; this is followed by American Indian and Alaskan and Native Hawaiian. Not a fan of sitting in traffic during your commute to work? Jamestown offers shorter work commutes, with an average one-way commute time taking only 15 minutes, far lower than the national average of 26 minutes.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Jamestown, California. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is of utmost importance, ensuring a secure environment with low crime. Proximity to your workplace or school helps reduce commuting time and offers convenience. Access to amenities such as parks, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities enhances your daily life. Public transportation options contribute to easy mobility. A sense of community fosters a supportive and engaging environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere should align with your desired lifestyle, ensuring a fulfilling living experience. Considering these items will guide you towards finding the perfect neighborhood that fits all your needs. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Jamestown and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Jamestown to California and the national average.

Jamestown, CA receives 53/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #964 in California and #23,808 in the USA. Compared to the national average, this city has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. There are nine total categories that create the livability score. Jamestown ranks well for crime (A-) There is at least one category that did not score well in Jamestown. The following was graded with a concerning score: amenities (F), cost of living (D-), employment (F) and housing (D).

Assuming that Jamestown meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Jamestown. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Jamestown are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Jamestown come in at $220,800, which is 46.1% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Jamestown, the home price to income ratio is 6.9, which is 7.8% higher than the California average.

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      Jamestown transportation information

      Statistic Jamestown California National
      Average one way commute15min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.9%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.2%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk11.9%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home0.0%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Jamestown, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).