Jamaica, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 220 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 
Males: 99  (45.1%)
Females: 121  (54.9%)
Median resident age:  41.7 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50128.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,710 (it was $35,417 in 2000)
Jamaica:

$39,710
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,920 (it was $18,850 in 2000)

Jamaica city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,351 (it was $48,300 in 2000)
Jamaica:

$59,351
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $59,049; Detached houses: $59,049

Median gross rent in 2012: $594.

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  • White alone - 208 (92.9%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (6.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.9%)

Races in Jamaica detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jamaica: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.6%), Irish (9.0%), United States (9.0%), English (7.6%), Swedish (3.0%), Norwegian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/4/1901

Elevation: 1048 feet

Land area: 0.46 square miles.

Population density: 481 people per square mile   (low).

Jamaica,IA real estate house value index trend

Jamaica, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Jamaica:

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jamaica city:

  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 19.2%

26 residents are foreign born

This city:  10.1%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Jamaica, Iowa as of March 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Jamaica to the number of sex offenders is 111 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $541 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $588 (1.2%)

Jamaica satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (37.0 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (97.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (341.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dawson, IA (2.1 miles) , Yale, IA (2.3 miles ), Bagley, IA (2.5 miles ), Rippey, IA (2.9 miles ), Lake Panorama, IA (3.2 miles ), Perry, IA (3.3 miles ), Panora, IA (3.3 miles ), Berkley, IA (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 41.85 N, Longitude: 94.31 W

Area code: 641

Jamaica household income distribution Jamaica home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+2.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (47%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (27%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (22%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Jamaica: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Jamaica, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Jamaica-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 105% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the Jamaica city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jamaica-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 412.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 278.2 miles away from Jamaica center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 243.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 305.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 105.9 miles away from Jamaica center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 397.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Guthrie County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jamaica topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Jamaica:

  • CRAFT CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PANORA, IA)
  • PANORA NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PANORA, IA)
  • PERRY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; PERRY, IA)
  • PERRY LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PERRY, IA)
  • PERRY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PERRY, IA)
  • ROWLEY MEMORIAL MASONIC HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PERRY, IA)
  • GREENE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; JEFFERSON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jamaica:

  • Iowa State University (about 37 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 38 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 38 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 45 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 72 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 87 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 94 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)

Library in Jamaica:

  • JAMAICA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $9,390; Location: 316 MAIN ST; 8,209 books; 218 audio materials; 229 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 20 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Jamaica: Jamaica Fire Department Responders (A), Jamaica City Hall (B), Jamaica Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Jamaica: Jamaica Union Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Guthrie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jamaica and their reported violations in the past:

JAMAICA WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 224, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.2%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Jamaica compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Jamaica travel time to work - commute Jamaica mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Jamaica city (based on Guthrie County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.84%
Here: 51.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the Brethren
Adherents33.4%21.4%14.9%11.1%6.4%
Congregations32.4%14.7%11.8%5.9%2.9%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)General Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesFriends (Quakers)Other
Adherents4.9%2.2%1.4%1.3%3.0%
Congregations11.8%2.9%2.9%2.9%11.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Guthrie County:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Guthrie County:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Guthrie County:

27.6%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$1,250
Other Government Administration 0$0 14$1,329
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,531
Totals for Government 0$0 18$4,110

Jamaica government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($68.18)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($40.91)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($36.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($36.36)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($27.27)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($22.73)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($18.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($18.18)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($18.18)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($9.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $15,000 ($68.18)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($45.45)

Jamaica government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($72.73)
    All Other: $1,000 ($4.55)
    Sewerage: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($9.09)
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $8,000 ($36.36)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($22.73)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($77.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $19,000 ($86.36)
    General Support: $3,000 ($13.64)
  • Tax - Property: $17,000 ($77.27)

Jamaica government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $172,000 ($781.82)

5.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,482 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dallas County, IA  1.27% ($40,000 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  1.20% ($46,846)
from Adair County, IA  0.39% ($49,706)


6.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,946 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  1.47% ($31,797 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  1.10% ($54,021)
to Adair County, IA  0.34% ($24,533)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jamaica:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KDLS (1310 AM; 1 kW; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jamaica:

  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KFGQ-FM (99.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Jamaica:

  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB0WKD, Licensee ID: L00249580
    Grant Date: 02/10/2006, Expiration Date: 05/07/2016, Certifier: Charles D Matthews
    Registrant: Charles D Matthews, 408 Richland Street, Jamaica, IA 50128
  • Call Sign: KG0ON, Previous Call Sign: WD0CYJ, Licensee ID: L00857770
    Grant Date: 05/03/2004, Expiration Date: 07/27/2014, Certifier: Jerry L Merical
    Registrant: Jerry L Merical, 402 1st Ave, Jamaica, IA 50128
  • Call Sign: WA0OBN, Licensee ID: L01158179
    Grant Date: 06/02/2006, Expiration Date: 06/02/2016, Certifier: Lebren O Fox
    Registrant: Lebren O Fox, Jamaica, IA 50128
  • Call Sign: KC0YQE, Licensee ID: L01203148
    Grant Date: 10/17/2006, Expiration Date: 10/17/2016, Certifier: Craig A Cogil
    Registrant: Craig A Cogil, 1444 Wood Road, Jamaica, IA 50128

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
Most common first names in Jamaica, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John981.8 years
William577.0 years
Donald377.7 years
James382.0 years
Darlene274.0 years
Alice287.5 years
George287.1 years
Ernest274.9 years
Floyd267.0 years
Edith285.0 years
Most common last names in Jamaica, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meinecke675.9 years
Towne583.2 years
Tighe586.2 years
Burk469.7 years
Ellis480.0 years
Walker485.7 years
Godfrey365.7 years
Blezek367.6 years
Fox387.0 years
Adams386.0 years

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  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the greatest earthquake activity"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Drugs and druggists' sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Truck transportation"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Grocery and related product merchant wholesalers"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Florists"
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