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Jasper County, Iowa

 

Jasper County, Iowa

Jasper County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Jasper County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1846
Named for William Jasper
Seat Newton
Largest city Newton
Area
 • Total 733 sq mi (1,898 km2)
 • Land 730 sq mi (1,891 km2)
 • Water 2.5 sq mi (6 km2), 0.3%
Population
 • (2010) 36,842
 • Density 50/sq mi (19/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.ia.jasper.cowww

Jasper County is a William Jasper, a Revolutionary War hero.[3]

Jasper County comprises the Newton, IA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines, IA Combined Statistical Area.[4]

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
    • 2000 census 2.2
  • Government and infrastructure 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Unincorporated communities 4.2
    • Townships 4.3
  • Notable people 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 733 square miles (1,900 km2), of which 730 square miles (1,900 km2) is land and 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) (0.3%) is water.[5] The North and South Skunk River flow through the county. Bodies of water include Lake Mariposa and Rock Creek.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 36,842 in the county, with a population density of 50.4692/sq mi (19.4863/km2). There were 16,181 housing units, of which 14,806 were occupied.[11]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Jasper County

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 37,213 people, 14,689 households, and 10,267 families residing in the county. The population density was 51 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 15,659 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.58% White, 0.83% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,689 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,683, and the median income for a family was $50,071. Males had a median income of $36,001 versus $24,770 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,622. About 4.80% of families and 6.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.10% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure

The Iowa Department of Corrections Newton Correctional Facility is in an unincorporated area in Jasper County, near Newton.[13]

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Weaver, James Baird (1912). Past and Present of Jasper County, Iowa, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. p. 44. 
  4. ^  
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010".  
  12. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  13. ^ "Newton Correctional Facility." Iowa Department of Corrections. Retrieved on November 24, 2010. "Newton Correctional Facility 307 S. 60th Avenue W. P. O. Box 218 Newton, IA 50208"
  14. ^ "Idaho Governor John Michiner Haines". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 

External links

  • Jasper County government's website

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