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 (23.13%), office and administrative support (11.53%), and community and social services (6.12%).
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.
As is often the case in a small town, Jasper doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Jasper overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Jasper, 24.77% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Jasper in 2010 was $20,887, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,548 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 Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Jasper is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.