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Jasper is a city in Walker County, in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for William Jasper, Revolutionary War officer

The latitude of Jasper is 33.831N. The longitude is -87.277W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 328 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,910.


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Median household income
Local
$33,044
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jasper demographic reports
The population boomed when the Kansas City-Memphis and Birmingham and the Sheffield and Birmingham railroads were completed through Jasper in 1886
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 62. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Tallulah Bankhead, actress
· Polly Holliday, actress
Nearby parks & recreation: Walker County Lake
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Jasper residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jasper ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jasper was $19,491, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Jasper residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Jasper, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $287.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $846.


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Libraries in Jasper include Carl Elliott Regional Library, Jasper Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Jasper include Daily Mountain Eagle

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Walker County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jasper political report.

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The average commute time for Jasper workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Jasper between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Jasper include Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Jameson Inn Jasper, Super 8.

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