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

733 sq mi (1,898 km²)
730 sq mi (1,891 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.40%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

37,213
52/sq mi (20/km²)
Founded 1846
Website www.co.jasper.ia.us

Jasper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was organized in 1846 and is named after Sergeant William Jasper, Revolutionary War hero. As of 2000, the population was 37,213. Jasper is the 19th most populous county of Iowa's 99 total counties. Its county seat is Newton[1]. Jasper County is the only county in the Newton Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the Des Moines-Newton-Pella Combined Statistical Area.[2]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 733 square miles (1,898 km²), of which 730 square miles (1,891 km²) is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) (0.40%) is water. The North and South Skunk River flow through the county. Bodies of water include Lake Mariposa and Rock Creek.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Jasper County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 26,976
1910 27,034 0.2%
1920 27,855 3.0%
1930 32,936 18.2%
1940 31,496 −4.4%
1950 32,305 2.6%
1960 35,282 9.2%
1970 35,425 0.4%
1980 36,425 2.8%
1990 34,795 −4.5%
2000 37,213 6.9%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 37,213 people, 14,689 households, and 10,267 families residing in the county. The population density was 51 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 15,659 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.58% White, 0.83% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,689 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,683, and the median income for a family was $50,071. Males had a median income of $36,001 versus $24,770 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,622. About 4.80% of families and 6.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.10% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Cities

Jasper County Courthouse, Newton, Iowa

Unincorporated communities

References

External links

Coordinates: 41°41′17″N 93°03′41″W / 41.68806°N 93.06139°W / 41.68806; -93.06139


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Jasper County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Jasper County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1846
Seat Newton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.40%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

37213
Website: www.co.jasper.ia.us

Jasper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was organized in 1846 and is named after Sergeant William Jasper, Revolutionary War hero. As of 2000, the population was 37,213. Jasper is the 19th most populous county of Iowa's 99 total counties. Its county seat is Newton6. Jasper County is the only county in the Newton Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the Des Moines-Newton-Pella Combined Statistical Area.[1]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,898 km² (733 sq mi). 1,891 km² (730 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.40%) is water. The North and South Skunk River flow through the county. Bodies of water include Lake Mariposa and Rock Creek.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Jasper County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 37,213 people, 14,689 households, and 10,267 families residing in the county. The population density was 20/km² (51/sq mi). There were 15,659 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (22/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.58% White, 0.83% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,689 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,683, and the median income for a family was $50,071. Males had a median income of $36,001 versus $24,770 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,622. About 4.80% of families and 6.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.10% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Jasper County Courthouse, Newton

Unincorporated communities

References

  1. ^ {{cite web|url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/bulletins/fy2006/b06-01.pdf|title=Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses|accessdate=2006-07-21|author=United States Office of Management and Budget

External link

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°41′17″N, 93°03′41″WLatitude: 41°41′17″N
Longitude: 93°3′41″W


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