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Welcome to Jasper ...

The city of Jasper is located in Walker County<1> and is the County Seat for Walker County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Jasper, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jasper has a population of 13,397 people<2> (see below for details).

Jasper is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Jasper: (205)

The ZIP codes for Jasper: 35501-35504<4>

Websites for Jasper ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jasper had an population of 13,397 people. This is a decrease of 6.65% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jasper had a population of 14,352 people (or 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 total 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 (with a count of 14,052 people).

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

Communities Also Named Jasper ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Jasper ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jasper.

  • Sumiton
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumiton
    • Sumiton is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,330 people
    • Former names for Sumiton:
    • Commercial
    • Democrat
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Sumiton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumiton <5>
  • Dora
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Carbon Hill
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Cordova
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Parrish
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrish
    • Parrish is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 929 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Parrish
  • Oakman
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakman
    • Oakman is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 713 people
    • Former names for Oakman:
    • Day's Gap
    • Marietta
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Oakman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakman <5>
  • West Jefferson
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
    • West Jefferson is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on West Jefferson
  • Sipsey
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sipsey
    • Sipsey is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Sipsey
  • Arley
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Kansas
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas
    • Kansas is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Kansas

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jasper. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jasper.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jasper.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jasper. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jasper.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jasper, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jasper.

Adding Jasper to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jasper in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Jasper was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Jasper on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jasper.

The official website for Jasper:

The official website for Walker County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Walker, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jasper.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jasper - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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