Jasper is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 3,447 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jasper is the 168th largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some towns, 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 town 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 (14.35%), management occupations (9.40%), and sales jobs (8.38%).
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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Jasper has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Jasper has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Jasper than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Jasper may be for you.
Being a small town, Jasper does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Jasper with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.21% of adults in Jasper have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Jasper in 2018 was $26,136, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,544 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jasper include Irish, German, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Jasper is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.