Jamaica, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Jamaica, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Jamaica had a population of 212 as of July 1, 2016. Jamaica ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jamaica is located at latitude 41.8452 and longitude -94.307 in Guthrie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jamaica (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Guthrie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,030 feet.

The City of Jamaica (GNIS ID: 2395452) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Jamaica is located within Township of Richland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guthrie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jamaica population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jamaica: Van Ness.


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Jamaica, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 212
Population in Households 212
Population in Familes 183
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 465
Diversity Index2 15
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 92
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Average Home Value $312,821
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,173
Average Household Income $80,928
Per Capita Income $32,119
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.88% -0.48%
Households -0.84% -0.44%
Families 3.1% -0.59%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   0.35%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jamaica, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jamaica to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 687 32nd
Population Density1 # 672 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 217 79th
Median Household Income # 341 66th
Per Capita Income # 165 84th

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