U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 13: Jamestown

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

JAMESTOWN

Profile AmericaSaturday, May 13th. Today marks the 410th anniversary of the founding of the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States, at Jamestown, Virginia. Captains John Smith and Christopher Newport were among the leaders of a group of royally chartered settlers who sailed from Plymouth, England, aboard three small ships — the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery. By 1625, more than 1,200 European colonists lived in Virginia, with perhaps 30,000 native Indians. Today, the state has a population of over 8.4 million, and around 42,000 American Indians. Although Jamestown is now a tourist attraction and archaeological site with no residents, the surrounding James City County has a population of about 71,000. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.

Sources:
Founding/accessed 3/17/2017:
www.nps.gov/jame/learn/historyculture/a-short-history-of-jamestown.htm
1625 population and natives/accessed 3/17/2017: www.virginiaplaces.org/population/index.html
Virginia population:
www.census.gov/search-results.html?q=Virginia+population&page=1&stateGeo=none&searchtype=web&cssp=SERP
American Indians in Virginia:
www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045215/00,51
James City County: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/S0101/0500000US51095

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Audio” in the “Library” pull-down menu). 

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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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