The historic Town of Jamestown is a Statutory Town in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. The population was 274 at the 2010 United States Census. It was named for James Smith, an early discoverer of gold. Jamestown was hit hard by the September 2013 Colorado floods when the town was isolated due to road damage from the rains and the flooding of James Creek. Under a mandatory evacuation order, most residents were airlifted to safety under the direction of the Colorado National Guard to nearby Boulder.

GEOGRAPHY

Jamestown is in central Boulder County at 40°6′56″N 105°23′15″W (40.115485, −105.387531). It lies along James Creek within the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies, with access via James Canyon Drive, which leads east 8 miles (13 km) to U.S. Highway 36 in Altona and west 6.5 miles (10.5 km) to State Highway 72 (the Peak to Peak Highway) near Peaceful Valley. Jamestown's elevation is 6,920 feet (2,110 m) above sea level.

DEMOGRAPHICS

As of the census of 2000, there were 205 people, 96 households, and 52 families residing in the town. The population density was 314.2 people per square mile (121.8/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 156.3 per square mile (60.6/km²).

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