Jasper County is located in central Iowa. The County Seat is Newton and the largest city is Newton. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.jasper.ia.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 36,872 and the 2010 census population was 36,842. The land area is 730.42 square miles and there are 50.4 persons per square mile.
96.5% of the population is White, 1.7% is Black or African American, 1.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 91.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $113,100, there are 14,826 households, an average of 2.34 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,905, the median household income is $50,513, and 11.8% of the persons in Jasper County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,847. Retail sales (in $1000) were $273,960, and sales per capita were $7,492. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 20.9%.
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