Jamaica, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 1,035. Population change since 2000: +9.4%
 
Males: 564  (54.5%)
Females: 471  (45.5%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05343.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,841 (it was $34,917 in 2000)
Jamaica:

$47,841
VT:

$57,677

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $32,251 (it was $22,052 in 2000)

Jamaica town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $235,427 (it was $123,600 in 2000)
Jamaica:

$235,427
VT:

$223,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $269,727; Detached houses: $287,548; Townhouses or other attached units: $214,455; In 2-unit structures: $281,048; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $160,900; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $133,395; Mobile homes: $98,897
  • Races in Jamaica, VT (2010)

    Jamaica races chart
    • 97394.0%White alone
    • 272.6%Two or more races
    • 171.6%Hispanic
    • 60.6%Black alone
    • 60.6%American Indian alone
    • 40.4%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jamaica: 103.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (23.6%), Irish (16.9%), German (10.1%), United States (8.0%), Italian (7.5%), French (6.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 732 feet

Land area: 49.3 square miles.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (very low).

Jamaica,VT real estate house value index trend

Jamaica, Vermont map

For population 25 years and over in Jamaica:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jamaica town:

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

30 residents are foreign born (2.6% Europe).

This town:

3.2%
Vermont:

3.8%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Jamaica, Vermont as of December 12, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Jamaica to the number of sex offenders is 518 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Jamaica town:  1.6% ($1,922)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Jamaica satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (58.8 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (102.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (165.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Wardsboro, VT (2.2 miles ), Windham, VT (2.4 miles ), Stratton, VT (2.5 miles) , Townshend, VT (2.6 miles ), Winhall, VT (2.7 miles ), Londonderry, VT (2.7 miles ), Athens, VT (3.2 miles ), Dover, VT (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 43.10 N, Longitude: 72.79 W

Area code: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +190 (+25.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

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

Average climate in Jamaica, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Jamaica-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Vermont state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.4 miles away from the Jamaica town center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 23.0 miles away from the town center injured 68 people and caused $71 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jamaica-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Vermont state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 97.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 106.3 miles away from Jamaica center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 101.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 105.9 miles away from Jamaica center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Windham County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tropical Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jamaica topographic map

Birthplace of: Robert Cowdin - Union Army general, Henry W. Downs - Recipient of the Medal of Honor.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Jamaica: Henry W. Downs, Squire E. Howard.

Amtrak station near Jamaica:

  • 18 miles: BELLOWS FALLS (DEPOT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jamaica:

  • Keene State College (about 29 miles; Keene, NH; Full-time enrollment: 5,098)
  • Williams College (about 35 miles; Williamstown, MA; FT enrollment: 2,141)
  • Castleton State College (about 41 miles; Castleton, VT; FT enrollment: 2,079)
  • Franklin Pierce University (about 44 miles; Rindge, NH; FT enrollment: 2,139)
  • Adirondack Community College (about 47 miles; Queensbury, NY; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Dartmouth College (about 49 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 6,030)
  • SUNY Empire State College (about 50 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 9,473)

Public elementary/middle school in Jamaica:

See full list of schools located in Jamaica

Library in Jamaica:

  • JAMAICA MEMORIAL (Operating income: $14,553; Location: 17 DEPOT ST.; 6,791 books; 243 audio materials; 135 video materials; 28 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Jamaica: Ball Mountain Dam Recreation Area (A), Jamaica Memorial Free Public Library (B), Jamaica Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wilder Cemetery (1), West Jamaica Cemetery (2), South Windham Cemetery (3), Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery (4), Robinson Dalewood Cemetery (5), Rawsonville Cemetery (6), Pikes Falls Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Forester Pond (A), Adam Pond (B), Cole Pond (C), Ball Mountain Reservoir (D), Ball Mountain Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wardsboro Brook (A), Turkey Mountain Brook (B), Cobb Brook (C), Kidder Brook (D), Ball Mountain Brook (E), Mill Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jamaica include: Ball Mountain State Park (1), Jamaica State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Windham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2008 was 16.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

20.0
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  60.9%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.5%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

10.1%
Whole state:

9.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.8%
Whole state:

3.6%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Vermont average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jamaica town (based on Windham County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,7538
Mainline Protestant3,41238
Evangelical Protestant1,02613
Other64712
None30,675-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Windham County:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Windham County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Windham County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 82
Here:

18.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Windham County:

22.6%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.5%
State:

13.3%

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,769 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Vermont average:

5.68%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($168 average AGI)
Windham County:

0.10%
Vermont average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cheshire County, NH  0.65% ($30,754 average AGI)
from Windsor County, VT  0.47% ($25,261)
from Franklin County, MA  0.22% ($38,415)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,600 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Vermont average:

5.98%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($193 average AGI)
Windham County:

0.08%
Vermont average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cheshire County, NH  0.74% ($35,871 average AGI)
to Windsor County, VT  0.55% ($29,490)
to Chittenden County, VT  0.27% ($22,235)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jamaica:

  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNBX (1480 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, VT)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKBK (1290 AM; 5 kW; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jamaica:

  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WCMK (91.9 FM; PUTNEY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WCFR-FM (96.3 FM; WALPOLE, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WKVT-FM (92.7 FM; BRATTLEBORO, VT; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEVN (90.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVRR (101.7 FM; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNGN (91.9 FM; ARGYLE, NY; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING INC)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Jamaica:

  • WEKW-TV (Channel 52; KEENE, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • Jamaica, Vermont
  • Fatal accident count14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents22
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:9
  • Fatalities16
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents50
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Vermont average
  • Fatal accident count54
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents75
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons23
  • Fatalities60
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents132
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3
See more detailed statistics of Jamaica fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 74m243ftTotal length
  • $7,381,000Total costs
  • 29,205Total average daily traffic
  • 2,513Total average daily truck traffic
  • 42,157Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 101930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 42010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Jamaica, VT

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB1KUW, Licensee ID: L00815798, Grant Date: 02/18/2004, Expiration Date: 02/18/2014, Cancellation Date: 03/19/2004, Certifier: Oliver K Olsen, Registrant: Oliver K Olsen, Jamaica, VT 05343

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: HILLER OH-23C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 63 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6V-335 SERIES (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3170 , Serial Number: 55-4096, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 09/29/1993
    Registrant (Individual): James G Hamilton, Po Box 85, Jamaica, VT 05343

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

WINHALL BROOK RECREATIONAL AREA (Address: 88 BALL MTN LANE , Population served: 277, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TOWNSHEND LAKE (Address: 88 BALL MTN LANE , Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-20-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-20-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2011), St Boil Water Order (JUN-20-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-17-2008), St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2005), St Boil Water Order (AUG-18-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-18-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
THREE MOUNTAIN INN (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
ASTAS (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-12-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jamaica that have no violations reported:

  • WEST RIVER MHP (Address: 2132 VT RTE 30 , Population served: 55, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Jamaica

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jamaica, VT

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (62%)
  • Wood (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Jamaica compared to Vermont state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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