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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jasper demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Walker County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35504 ZIP code.
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.
20% of Jasper residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Jasper, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $287. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $846.
Libraries in Jasper include Carl Elliott Regional Library, Jasper Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Jasper include Daily Mountain Eagle
Walker County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jasper political report.
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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