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Plymouth vs. Jamestown, Battle of the Colonies

Okay we fell for this. The real estate information site Cyberhomes shot us a comparison of the two earliest U.S. settlements, Jamestown, Virginia and Plymouth, Mass. Cyberhomes looked at which place would make the best settlement in 2008. The Jamestown Settlement is in James City County and the Plymouth Colony is in Plymouth County.

James City County

Median Estimated Home value - $319,766, which is down -6.44 percent in the past 12 months. Population - 62,649 Pop Change since 2000 - 3.71% Median Household Income - $95,567 Unemployment Rate - 2.60% Recent Job Growth - 2.31%

Plymouth County

Median Estimated Home value - $310,752, which is down -13.87 percent in the past 12 months. Population - 505,547 Pop Change since 2000 - 0.93% Median Household Income - $92,471 Unemployment Rate - 4.80% Recent Job Growth - 0.27%

Based on the above, Cyberhomes concludes that settlers looking to drop anchor today would be best to settle in Jamestown. Compared to Plymouth, James City County boasts a higher median household income, a faster growing population, lower unemployment rate and higher recent job growth. In addition, the county’s home values have not taken nearly as big a hit as in Plymouth.

No comment on who’s got friendlier Indians.

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