Jasper is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 7,619 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Jasper is the 266th largest community in Texas.
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 city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jasper who work in sales jobs (18.01%), office and administrative support (11.05%), and food service (7.70%).
One of the benefits of Jasper is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.77 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.
The percentage of people in Jasper with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.80% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Jasper in 2010 was $14,617, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,468 for a family of four. Jasper also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.13% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Jasper is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Jasper also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.88% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jasper include Irish, English, French , and Ethiopian.
The most common language spoken in Jasper is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.