Jasper is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 15,724 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Jasper is the 56th largest community in Indiana.
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 office and administrative support (12.28%), management occupations (10.87%), and sales jobs (10.07%).
One of the benefits of Jasper is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.25 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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, Jasper is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.76% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Jasper in 2018 was $33,693, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,772 for a family of four. However, Jasper contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Jasper include German, Irish, English, Dutch, and French.
The most common language spoken in Jasper is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.