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The 2000 Census showed that Jasper County had a population of 18,149 people. This represented 0.64% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 54th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Jasper had a population of 17,940 people. This is a decrease of 1.15% 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201017,062-5.99%-4.89% since 2009
200917,940-1.15%-0.84% since 2008
200818,092-0.31%+0.77% since 2007
200717,954-1.07%+0.18% since 2006
200617,921-1.26%+0.62% since 2005
200517,811-1.86%-1.12% since 2004
200418,012-0.75%-0.25% since 2003
200318,057-0.51%-0.88% since 2002
200218,218+0.38%-0.54% since 2001
200118,317+0.93%+0.93% since 2000
200018,149The Last Census

Jasper County had 7,671 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Jasper County has a total area<3> of 677 square miles [1,754 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.44 square miles [3.72 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Jasper County had a population density of 26.85 people per square mile [10.37 people/km²], making it the state's 59th most densely populated county (out of 82 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 Mississippi.

Click here for the Jasper County QuickFact (QF-28061).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ClarkeQF-28023   E17,20717,955-4.17%
JonesQF-28067   S67,77664,9584.34%
LauderdaleQF-28075   NE79,09978,1611.2%
NewtonQF-28101   N22,56821,8383.34%
ScottQF-28123   NW29,34128,4233.23%
SmithQF-28129   W15,82616,182-2.2%
WayneQF-28153   SE20,65421,216-2.65%

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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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