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Jasper County, Illinois
Map of Illinois highlighting Jasper County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Seat Newton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

498 sq mi (1,290 km²)
494 sq mi (1,279 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.73%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10,117
21/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded 1831

Jasper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 10,117. Its county seat is Newton, Illinois[1].

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 498 square miles (1,290 km²), of which 494 square miles (1,280 km²) is land and 4 square miles (9 km²) (0.73%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

History

Jasper County was formed in 1831 out of Clay and Crawford Counties. It was named for Sgt. William Jasper, Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina. In the defense of Fort Moultrie in 1776, when the staff of the American flag was shot away, Sgt. Jasper erected a temporary staff, and waved the flag at the British until a new staff was erected.

Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for Jasper County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 20,160
1910 18,157 −9.9%
1920 16,064 −11.5%
1930 12,809 −20.3%
1940 13,431 4.9%
1950 12,266 −8.7%
1960 11,346 −7.5%
1970 10,741 −5.3%
1980 11,318 5.4%
1990 10,609 −6.3%
2000 10,117 −4.6%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,117 people, 3,930 households, and 2,849 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 4,294 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.15% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 49.2% were of German, 16.5% American, 9.7% English and 6.5% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 99.3% spoke English as their first language.

There were 3,930 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.30% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,721, and the median income for a family was $43,547. Males had a median income of $30,131 versus $17,646 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,649. About 8.50% of families and 9.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.40% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Jasper County is largely served by Jasper County Community Unit School District 1, which is based in its county seat, Newton. Five of the district's six schools are located in and mostly serve juvenile residents of Jasper County.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated towns

Townships

Jasper County is divided into eleven townships:

Notable residents

References

External links

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Coordinates: 39°01′N 88°09′W / 39.01°N 88.15°W / 39.01; -88.15


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Jasper County, Illinois
Map
File:Map of Illinois highlighting Jasper County.png
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1831
Seat Newton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.73%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10117

Jasper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 10,117. Its county seat is Newton6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,290 km² (498 sq mi). 1,280 km² (494 sq mi) of it is land and 9 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.73%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

History

Jasper County was formed in 1831 out of Clay and Crawford Counties. It was named for Sgt. William Jasper, Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina. In the defense of Fort Moultrie in 1776, when the staff of the American flag was shot away, Sgt. Jasper erected a temporary staff, and waved the flag at the British until a new staff was erected.

Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for Jasper County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,117 people, 3,930 households, and 2,849 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 4,294 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.15% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,930 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.30% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,721, and the median income for a family was $43,547. Males had a median income of $30,131 versus $17,646 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,649. About 8.50% of families and 9.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.40% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Many of the communities of Jasper County are townships and are not included here.

Census designated places

Notable residents

  • Burl Ives, an acclaimed American folk music singer, author, and actor.

External links

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Coordinates: 39°01′N 88°09′W / 39.01, -88.15

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Jasper County, Illinois. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
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