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Jamestown West, New York

Jamestown West is a town located in Chautauqua County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,535.

Geography Jamestown West is located at 42°5'36" North, 79°16'39" West (42.093457, -79.277468)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.5 km² (2.5 mi²). 6.5 km² (2.5 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 2,535 people, 1,015 households, and 687 families residing in the town. The population density is 389.9/km² (1,009.4/mi²). There are 1,061 housing units at an average density of 163.2/km² (422.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.54% White, 0.24% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,015 households out of which 27.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% are married couples living together, 7.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% are non-families. 28.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.89.

In the town the population is spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 46 years. For every 100 females there are 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $41,544, and the median income for a family is $52,688. Males have a median income of $41,633 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the town is $21,401. 7.2% of the population and 3.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.7% are under the age of 18 and 3.4% are 65 or older.

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