REAL ESTATE & HOMES FOR SALE IN JAMAICA, VT

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About Jamaica

In the colonial period, what is now Vermont was disputed territory, with land claims from both New York and New Hampshire. The original grants for this area, issued by the Royal Governor of New York in 1767 and 1772, were for two towns. But in 1777, the Republic of Vermont was established. Ignoring the previous grants, it gave charter on November 7, 1780 for “a tract of vacant land within this state which has not heretofore been granted.”

The charter goes on to say “that the same be and is hereby Incorporated into a Township by the name of Jamaica”—its name from the Natick word for beaver and not the Caribbean island. The grant encompassed forty-two square miles, at an altitude ranging from 688 feet (210 m) above sea level along the West River to 2,542 feet (775 m) on The Pinnacle. On the charter were listed sixty-seven grantees, many of whose surnames can be found among residents today.

Earliest settlement of the town was along the West River near the Wardsboro Bridge, now called East Jamaica, where the first school was established in 1791; however, the building of new roads and bridges towards Manchester advanced settlement westward, so that by 1800 the town center was shifting to Jamaica Village. Within the entire forty-two square-mile township developed as many as ten separate hamlets, each surrounded by outlying farms and linked to Jamaica Village by a network of roads. Eventually there were as many as fourteen one-room schools which served the families in the outlying areas.

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Area Quick Facts


1,020

Current Population


21

Residents per Square Mile


8

Sales in the Last 180 Days


$265,000

Median 180 Day Sale Price

180 Day Sold Data

Condominium

1
Total Sold
$105,000
Median Sale Price
$105,000
High Sale Price
$105,000
Low Sale Price

Mobile/Manufactured

1
Total Sold
$5,500
Median Sale Price
$5,500
High Sale Price
$5,500
Low Sale Price

Single Family Residential

6
Total Sold
$304,000
Median Sale Price
$560,450
High Sale Price
$42,000
Low Sale Price

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Key Employment Sectors

Accommodations Is the leading employment sector for residents living in Jamaica, VT with 13.25% of the population followed by Retail which employs 11.63% of the population.


Population Information

54.35% Male

45.65% Female


Household Information

80.78% Owned

19.22% Rented

454

Total Households

$254,494

Average Home Value

$49,497

Individual Median Income

18 years

Average Household Occupancy Duration

46 years

Median Age

22.02%

Bachelor's Degree or Higher

School Information

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High Schools
1
Middle Schools
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Elementary Schools
1
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347 Depot St, Jamaica, VT 05343
Type: Public
Level: PK - 6
Enrolled: 65
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347 Depot St, Jamaica, VT 05343
Type: Public
Level: PK - 6
Enrolled: 65
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