Jasper is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 3,312 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jasper is the 168th largest community in Tennessee.
Jasper is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Jasper is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jasper who work in sales jobs (18.90%), office and administrative support (18.53%), and community and social services (5.39%).
Of important note, Jasper is also a town of artists. Jasper has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Jasper’s character.
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.
The town 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.
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 who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.40% of the adults in Jasper have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Jasper in 2010 was $22,036, 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 $88,144 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 Scots-Irish, English, German, and European.
The most common language spoken in Jasper is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.