Jasper is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 16,703 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Jasper is the 55th largest community in Indiana.
Unlike some cities, Jasper isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Jasper are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jasper is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jasper who work in management occupations (13.36%), office and administrative support (11.90%), and sales jobs (8.86%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Jasper spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.65 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Jasper does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
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: 27.56% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Jasper in 2018 was $33,639, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,556 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, French, and European.
The most common language spoken in Jasper is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.