Jasper County is located in southwest Missouri. The County Seat is Carthage and the largest city is Joplin. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.jaspercounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 117,543 and the 2010 census population was 117,404. The land area is 638.49 square miles and there are 183.9 persons per square mile.
91.5% of the population is White, 2.3% is Black or African American, 7.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 1.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.5% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.9% is two or more races. 84.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $98,300, there are 44,849 households, an average of 2.55 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,124, the median household income is $40,399, and 18.4% of the persons in Jasper County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 9,052. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,967,427, and sales per capita were $17,111. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28%.
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