Jasper County is located in east-central Illinois. The County Seat is Newton and the largest city is Newton. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.jaspercountyillinois.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 9,623 and the 2010 census population was 9,698. The land area is 494.51 square miles and there are 19.6 persons per square mile.
98.5% of the population is White, 0.2% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.7% is two or more races. 91.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $88,100, there are 3,904 households, an average of 2.46 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,174, the median household income is $52,233, and 6.6% of the persons in Jasper County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,127. Retail sales (in $1000) were $82,642, and sales per capita were $8,592. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 19.9%.
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