Jamaica, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Jamaica, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Jamaica had a population of 214 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jamaica: Van Ness.

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Jamaica, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 214
Daytime Population: Workers 47
Daytime Population: Residents 105
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 152
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 214
Population in Familes 184
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 469
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $60,027
Average Household Income $81,040
Per Capita Income $32,213


Total Housing Units 108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Average Home Value $312,821


Total Households 92
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.63% -0.57%
Households -0.73% -0.44%
Families 2.67% -0.59%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

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, 2017 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 # 686 32nd
Population Density # 667 34th
Diversity Index # 197 80th
Median Household Income # 257 75th
Per Capita Income # 178 82nd

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