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Jamestown offers a great atmosphere for family fun.

Nicknamed “The Buffalo City,” Jamestown is located in a picturesque valley where the James and Pipestem rivers meet.

The rivers, valley and rolling hills provide great opportunities for outdoor recreation all year round. From hunting, fishing, golfing and hiking in the summer to ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the winter, there's always something to do.

See the websites below for more information on Jamestown and the surrounding area, or jump to these sections for specific information on jobs, housing, demographics, daycare, schools, training, and things to do in the area.
City of Jamestown - Information about the community, government services and upcoming events
Jamestown Sun - The latest news and information

Jamestown Chamber of Commerce - Information on the business community

Jamestown Stutsman Development Corporation - Information on the business, work and community

Young Professionals of Jamestown – Resources and events to connect with young professionals and the local business community


Jobs are available in a variety of fields and industries in the Jamestown area. Use these resources to check out the opportunities available now:
Job Service ND - The official employment service of the state of North Dakota
Job Service ND – Jamestown - Contact information for the Jamestown office

Job Service ND – Job Fairs - Upcoming job fairs all across the state

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See the Housing section for resources for finding housing that meets your needs in the Jamestown area.

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Demographic data for Jamestown is available from Additional data is also available at the North Dakota Census Office.

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Child Care Aware® of North Dakota can help you find licensed daycare providers in communities all across the state. Use the online form at their website to provide information and they’ll help you find the right daycare that meets your family’s needs.

Child Care Aware® of North Dakota
Or you can call 800-997-8515 for more information.

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The Jamestown Public School District has five elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, one alternative school and the James Valley Career and Technology Center. Three private schools serve grades ranging from pre-kindergarten to high school.

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The University of Jamestown is a private liberal arts college offering degrees in more than 40 fields of study.

See our Training section for more information, resources and links to training opportunities all across the state.

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Things To Do

As you would expect from the city's nickname, Jamestown, "The Buffalo City," is known for its buffalo museum, buffalo herd and the World’s Largest Buffalo. The surrounding wide-open spaces offer plentiful opportunities for scenic drives, hunting, fishing, hiking, and enjoying the great outdoors all year round.

Discover Jamestown - Things to see and do in the Jamestown area
Jamestown Parks and Rec - Parks and recreational facilities

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