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The 2000 Census showed that Jasper County had a population of 104,686 people. This represented 1.87% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 115 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Jasper had a population of 118,179 people. This is an increase of 12.89% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010117,404+12.15%-0.66% since 2009
2009118,179+12.89%+1.32% since 2008
2008116,634+11.41%+1.44% since 2007
2007114,979+9.83%+1.76% since 2006
2006112,991+7.93%+1.79% since 2005
2005110,999+6.03%+1.34% since 2004
2004109,532+4.63%+1.27% since 2003
2003108,162+3.32%+1.04% since 2002
2002107,051+2.26%+1.15% since 2001
2001105,839+1.1%+1.1% since 2000
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2000104,686The Last Census

Jasper County had 45,571 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Jasper County has a total area<3> of 641 square miles [1,661 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.59 square miles [4.11 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Jasper County had a population density of 163.6 people per square mile [63.2 people/km²], making it the state's 11th most densely populated county (out of 115 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Jasper County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Jasper and the state of Missouri.

Click here for the Jasper County QuickFact (QF-29097).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Jasper County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
JoplinQF-293759250,20845,50410.34%
CarthageQF-291165614,05512,66810.95%
Webb CityQF-297811811,6769,81219%
Carl JunctionQF-29113687,4505,29440.73%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Jasper County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
Cherokee (KS)QF-20021   W21,06422,605-6.82%
Crawford (KS)QF-20037   NW38,86938,2421.64%
BartonQF-29011   N12,38612,541-1.24%
DadeQF-29057   NE7,3167,923-7.66%
LawrenceQF-29109   E37,64835,2046.94%
NewtonQF-29145   S56,12152,6366.62%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Jasper. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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