Jasper, GA

Jasper profile

Living in Jasper

Jasper is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 4,084 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Jasper is the 174th largest community in Georgia.

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 service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jasper who work in sales jobs (13.83%), office and administrative support (10.86%), and healthcare suport services (10.67%).

Also of interest is that Jasper has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.62% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Jasper has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Jasper a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Jasper is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Jasper rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.55% of adults 25 and older in Jasper have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Jasper in 2018 was $25,207, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,828 for a family of four. However, Jasper contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Jasper is a somewhat 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 Irish, English, Italian, Scottish, and German.

The most common language spoken in Jasper is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.