Jasper, Arkansas

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Jasper, Arkansas
City
Historic downtown Jasper
Historic downtown Jasper
Location in Newton County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Newton County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 36°0′31″N 93°11′8″W / 36.00861°N 93.18556°W / 36.00861; -93.18556Coordinates: 36°0′31″N 93°11′8″W / 36.00861°N 93.18556°W / 36.00861; -93.18556
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyNewton
Area
 • Total0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation846 ft (258 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total466
 • Density996/sq mi (355.7/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code72641
Area code(s)870
FIPS code05-34900
GNIS feature ID0072172
 
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Jasper, Arkansas
City
Historic downtown Jasper
Historic downtown Jasper
Location in Newton County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Newton County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 36°0′31″N 93°11′8″W / 36.00861°N 93.18556°W / 36.00861; -93.18556Coordinates: 36°0′31″N 93°11′8″W / 36.00861°N 93.18556°W / 36.00861; -93.18556
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyNewton
Area
 • Total0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation846 ft (258 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total466
 • Density996/sq mi (355.7/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code72641
Area code(s)870
FIPS code05-34900
GNIS feature ID0072172

Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 466 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Newton County.[1]

Jasper is part of the Harrison Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Jasper is located at 36°0′31″N 93°11′8″W / 36.00861°N 93.18556°W / 36.00861; -93.18556 (36.008558, -93.185660).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all land.

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1910242
19202534.5%
193038552.2%
19404127.0%
1950407−1.2%
1960316−22.4%
197039424.7%
198051931.7%
1990332−36.0%
200049850.0%
2010466−6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 498 people, 231 households, and 115 families residing in the city. The population density was 940.4 people per square mile (362.8/km²). There were 261 housing units at an average density of 492.9/sq mi (190.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.98% White, 0.01% Native American, 0.01% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 233 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.5% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.8% were non-families. 48.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 18.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 31.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 71.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 63.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $13,556, and the median income for a family was $26,668. Males had a median income of $21,458 versus $16,786 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,557. About 25.9% of families and 31.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.6% of those under age 18 and 25.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Jasper is headquarters for the Jasper School District, which is geographically one of the state's largest and serves portions of five counties.[4] Jasper School District includes the Jasper Elementary School and Jasper High School.

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