Jonestown, Texas

Jonestown: Former community established by the Peoples Temple, known for a mass death event on November 18, 1978


Jonestown is a city located in the county of Travis in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,834 and a population density of 119 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 2,169 inhabitants.

The city was created 49 years ago in 1973.

Quick Facts about Jonestown

Population : 2,169 (2020)
Country : Guyana
State : Texas (United States)
County : Travis County
Area : 15.4 km2
Named for : Peoples Temple, Jim Jones
Altitude : 814 feet / 248 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1974 (49 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 13:08:12 (24th September 2023)
Density : 141 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 15.44% (2010-2020)
Weather : 99℉ Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather
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Jonestown Houses
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Jonestown is located at 30°29'44"N 97°55'24"W (30.4954700, -97.9233500).

Jonestown map


Jonestown forecast: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Sunny, with a high near 99. Heat index values as high as 106. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible. more


The population of Jonestown increased by 15.44% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,834 - census
2011 1,896 3.27% estimation process
2012 1,963 3.41% estimation process
2013 1,986 1.16% estimation process
2014 2,014 1.39% estimation process
2015 2,035 1.03% estimation process
2016 2,057 1.07% estimation process
2017 2,072 0.72% estimation process
2018 2,072 0% estimation process
2019 2,105 1.57% estimation process
2020 2,169 2.95% estimation process

People born in Jonestown (2)

People born in Jonestown, including baseball player and coach Luke Easter, filmmaker Sean Weathers, .


Schools in Jonestown

College & universities near Jonestown, TX

Code Name City ZIP
480912 Gemini School of Visual Arts & Communication Cedar Park (TX) 78613
224004 Concordia University Texas Austin (TX) 78726
485953 The Recording Conservatory of Austin Austin (TX) 78730-3004
490425 Ann Webb Skin Institute Austin (TX) 78759-3936
451565 Paul Mitchell the School-Austin Austin (TX) 78759

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Jonestown, TX

Code Name Address Type
AUS Austin 250 North Lamar Blvd. RAIL
TAY Taylor 118 East First St. RAIL
SMC San Marcos Station 338 South Guadalupe St. RAIL
KIL Killeen, Texas 200 East Avenue C BUS
FHD Fort Hood, Texas Hood Road & Old Ironsides Ave. BUS

Post offices near Jonestown

Post Office Name City ZIP
North Lake Trav Post Office Lago Vista (TX) 78645

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Other cities in Travis County

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Montopolis 912,791 A neighborhood located in Austin, Texas.
Pflugerville 66,826 The most populous city in Travis County, Texas.
Lakeway 16,216 City in Travis County, Texas, United States
Manor 15,767 City in Travis County, Texas, United States
Wells Branch 12,120 Census designated place
Lago Vista 7,943 City in Travis County, Texas, United States
Bee Cave 6,983 City in Texas
Shady Hollow 5,004 Census designated place
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West Lake Hills 3,254 City in Texas, United States
Barton Creek 3,077 Census designated place
Hudson Bend 2,981 Census designated place
The Hills 2,456 Human settlement in Travis County, Texas, United States of America
Onion Creek 2,116 Census designated place
Briarcliff 1,887 Village in Texas, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Jonestown distances to largest Texas cities