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The 2000 Census showed that Jasper County had a population of 20,678 people. This represented 0.52% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 40th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Jasper had a population of 23,221 people. This is an increase of 12.3% 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
201024,777+19.82%+6.7% since 2009
200923,221+12.3%+2.09% since 2008
200822,746+10%+2.41% since 2007
200722,211+7.41%+2.06% since 2006
200621,762+5.24%+2.13% since 2005
200521,308+3.05%+1.3% since 2004
200421,034+1.72%+0.54% since 2003
200320,920+1.17%+0.23% since 2002
200120,884+1%+1% since 2000
200020,678The Last Census

Jasper County had 7,928 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Jasper County has a total area<3> of 699 square miles [1,812 km²]. Of this total, 656 square miles [1,699 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (6.24%) being water (43.67 square miles [113.1 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Jasper County had a population density of 31.52 people per square mile [12.17 people/km²], making it the state's 44th most densely populated county (out of 46 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 South Carolina.

Click here for the Jasper County QuickFact (QF-45053).

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
Chatham (GA)QF-13051   S256,992232,04810.75%
Effingham (GA)QF-13103   W53,54137,53542.64%
BeaufortQF-45013   E155,215120,93728.34%
HamptonQF-45049   N21,01421,386-1.74%

The Atlantic Ocean lies to the southeast.

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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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