Location of Jasper, Minnesota
|• Type||Mayor – Council|
|• Mayor||Mike Baustian|
|• Total||0.88 sq mi (2.28 km2)|
|• Land||0.88 sq mi (2.28 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,555 ft (474 m)|
|• Estimate (2013)||621|
|• Density||719.3/sq mi (277.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0645586|
Jasper is a city in Pipestone and Rock counties in the State of Minnesota. The population was 633 at the 2010 census. Most of the city lies in Pipestone County, with only a small part of the city extending into Rock County. Jasper is named for a type of quartz rock found nearby.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 633 people, 292 households, and 166 families residing in the city. The population density was 719.3 inhabitants per square mile (277.7/km2). There were 324 housing units at an average density of 368.2 per square mile (142.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.3% White, 1.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 3.0% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.1% of the population.
There were 292 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.2% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.87.
The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 21.5% were from 45 to 64; and 22.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 597 people, 286 households, and 173 families residing in the city. The population density was 678.2 people per square mile (261.9/km²). There were 308 housing units at an average density of 349.9 per square mile (135.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.15% White, 0.67% African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.
There were 286 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 39.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.75.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 27.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 83.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $25,521, and the median income for a family was $34,500. Males had a median income of $26,818 versus $23,542 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,019. About 6.1% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.
On July 8, 1927 a tornado near the town was photographed by Lucille Handberg. Her photograph has become a classic image, even appearing on two album covers, by English bands Deep Purple (1974) and Siouxsie and the Banshees (1986) many years later.
Jasper is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Jasper is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22A, represented by Republican Joe Schomacker.
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-07-20.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Minnesota Place Names - Township and Village Information". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
- United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- The Jasper Tornado
- Lane, F.W. The Elements Rage (David and Charles 1966), plate 11: "The classic photograph of a tornado"