Jasper is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 14,071 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Jasper is the 45th largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jasper is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jasper is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jasper who work in sales jobs (13.30%), office and administrative support (13.10%), and healthcare (8.25%).
The education level of Jasper citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.87% of adults 25 and older in Jasper have a college degree.
The per capita income in Jasper in 2010 was $22,803, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,212 for a family of four. However, Jasper contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Jasper is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jasper home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jasper residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jasper include German, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Jasper is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.