Jasper, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Jasper had a population of 14,302 as of July 1, 2016. Jasper ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jasper is located at latitude 33.856 and longitude -87.2703 in Walker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jasper (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Walker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 328 feet.

The City of Jasper (GNIS ID: 2404790) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Jasper is located within Jasper Division of Walker County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jasper population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Jasper, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,302
Population in Households 13,706
Population in Familes 11,114
Population in Group Qrtrs 596
Population Density1 501
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 5,783
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 3,803
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,526 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,671 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,112 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 743 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $136,576
Average Home Value $167,606


Median Household Income $41,285
Average Household Income $59,103
Per Capita Income $24,747
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.06% -0.27%
Households 0.06% -0.2%
Families -0.12% -0.31%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jasper, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jasper to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 47 92nd
Population Density1 # 138 76th
Diversity Index2 # 235 59th
Median Household Income # 202 65th
Per Capita Income # 91 84th

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