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Jasper, Alabama

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Welcome to Jasper ...

The city of Jasper is located in Walker County and is the County Seat for Walker County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Jasper has a population of 14,071 people<1> (see below for details).

Jasper is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Jasper lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Jasper is within the boundaries of the (205) area code.

The ZIP codes for Jasper: 35501-35504<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jasper had a population of 14,352 people (which is 21.41% of the total population of Walker County). This makes Jasper the county's most populous community.

The population of Jasper represents 0.3% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 44th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,352 people, the population of Jasper increased 2.13% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 14,052 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Jasper had an population of 14,071 people. This is a decrease of 1.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.14% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jasper.

Communities near Jasper ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Jasper and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2015
Arley   [Map]   352   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Carbon Hill   [Map]   1,975   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cordova   [Map]   2,028   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dora   [Map]   1,960   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kansas   [Map]   221   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Oakman   [Map]   760   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Jasper.

Communities Also Named Jasper ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Jasper - they are located in Alberta, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jasper.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jasper. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jasper. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jasper. Our list includes 16 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Jasper:

Websites for Jasper ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jasper ...

Looking for more information about Jasper? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jasper, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Jasper.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Jasper. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jasper.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jasper - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Jasper). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jasper or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Jasper includes: 35501, 35502, 35503 & 35504.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Jasper. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jasper) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jasper. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jasper

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jasper. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8516, Longitude: -87.2722     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jasper have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jasper.


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