Jamesville, NC

Jamesville, situated in Martin County, is a small town made up of 1.3 square miles.

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Jamesville was incorporated in 1785 and was known as James Town, and the town would take its modern name in 1855. Because of the town's location between Union and Confederate headquarters, a majority of the town's original structures were destroyed during the Civil War. 


The median resident age in Jamesville is 42 years. The median estimated household income is about $34,000 making it about $14,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $15,000. The average price for a home in Jamesville is about $92,000 (2015) which is $68,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $500 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Jamesville is 57% White, 23% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 19% Hispanic. 78% of the population are high school graduates, with 13% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 31% are married, 15% are divorced, 4% are separated, 13% are widowed, leaving 37% that have never been married.

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Martin County

Jamesville belongs to Martin County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The county was named after Josiah Martin (last royal governor of North Carolina), and was formed from parts of Tyrrell and Halifax counties. Martin County has a population of 24,500 and it's largest city Williamston, with a population of 5,500, is the county seat. The Martin County Courthouse is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.

Martin County borders Halifax, Edgecombe, Bertie, Pitt, Washington, and Beaufort Counties.

Martin County is made up of 462 square miles. 461 of which is land with the remaining one square mile as water.


The population of Jamesville, NC is about 500. The population has seen a steady decrease since the 1990's.


The elevation of Jamesville, NC is 39 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Jamesville, NC is 27846.

Area Code

The area code for Jamesville, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Jamesville and Martin County have voted equally Republican and Democrat, with Barrack Obama taking the vote in the 2008 and 2012 elections and George W. Bush taking the vote in the 2000 and 2004 elections.

As of 2010, 50% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 48% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Jamesville is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Martin County Enterprise & Weekly Herald is the primary newspaper that covers the Martin County area.