Jasper County, Iowa

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Jasper County, Iowa
Jasper County, Iowa Courthouse.jpg
Map of Iowa highlighting Jasper County
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1846
Named for William Jasper
Seat Newton
Largest city Newton
Area
 • Total 733 sq mi (1,898 km2)
 • Land 730 sq mi (1,891 km2)
 • Water 2.5 sq mi (6 km2), 0.3%
Population
 • (2010) 36,842
 • Density 50/sq mi (19/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.jasper.ia.us

Jasper County is a county located in the US state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,842.[1] The county seat is Newton.[2] The county was organized in 1846 and is named after Sergeant William Jasper, a Revolutionary War hero.[3]

Jasper County comprises the Newton, IA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines, IA Combined Statistical Area.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 733 square miles (1,900 km2), of which 730 square miles (1,900 km2) is land and 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) (0.3%) is water.[5] The North and South Skunk River flow through the county. Bodies of water include Lake Mariposa and Rock Creek.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,280
1860 9,883 672.1%
1870 22,116 123.8%
1880 25,963 17.4%
1890 24,943 −3.9%
1900 26,976 8.2%
1910 27,034 0.2%
1920 27,855 3.0%
1930 32,936 18.2%
1940 31,496 −4.4%
1950 32,305 2.6%
1960 35,282 9.2%
1970 35,425 0.4%
1980 36,425 2.8%
1990 34,795 −4.5%
2000 37,213 6.9%
2010 36,842 −1.0%
Est. 2016 36,708 [6] −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 36,842 in the county, with a population density of 50.4692/sq mi (19.4863/km2). There were 16,181 housing units, of which 14,806 were occupied.[11]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Jasper County

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 37,213 people, 14,689 households, and 10,267 families residing in the county. The population density was 51 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 15,659 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.58% White, 0.83% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,689 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,683, and the median income for a family was $50,071. Males had a median income of $36,001 versus $24,770 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,622. About 4.80% of families and 6.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.10% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 55.5% 10,560 37.4% 7,109 7.2% 1,365
2012 45.5% 8,877 52.6% 10,257 2.0% 381
2008 45.3% 8,794 52.8% 10,250 2.0% 378
2004 47.2% 9,462 52.0% 10,430 0.9% 170
2000 48.9% 8,729 48.8% 8,699 2.3% 407
1996 38.7% 6,414 52.9% 8,776 8.4% 1,395
1992 38.1% 6,866 45.1% 8,120 16.8% 3,026
1988 42.6% 6,703 56.8% 8,940 0.6% 90
1984 51.4% 8,576 48.0% 8,023 0.6% 100
1980 48.8% 8,286 42.8% 7,258 8.4% 1,422
1976 46.0% 7,728 52.3% 8,783 1.6% 275
1972 55.3% 9,133 42.4% 7,007 2.3% 373
1968 51.8% 7,901 43.0% 6,556 5.2% 798
1964 34.2% 5,321 65.7% 10,216 0.2% 24
1960 56.3% 9,332 43.7% 7,242 0.1% 11
1956 56.7% 9,310 43.2% 7,098 0.1% 20
1952 58.4% 9,610 41.0% 6,756 0.6% 99
1948 44.7% 5,710 52.3% 6,684 3.1% 392
1944 47.6% 6,413 51.8% 6,978 0.7% 88
1940 47.0% 7,240 52.7% 8,129 0.3% 52
1936 40.8% 5,875 57.8% 8,315 1.4% 205
1932 43.5% 5,399 54.7% 6,781 1.8% 221
1928 69.8% 9,144 29.4% 3,857 0.8% 107
1924 56.8% 6,565 10.5% 1,214 32.7% 3,778
1920 67.3% 7,417 30.7% 3,390 2.0% 222
1916 47.1% 3,092 50.0% 3,282 3.0% 194
1912 27.8% 1,766 39.2% 2,487 33.0% 2,092
1908 53.0% 3,543 43.2% 2,889 3.7% 249
1904 62.4% 3,962 30.6% 1,942 7.0% 446
1900 54.1% 3,894 44.0% 3,163 1.9% 136
1896 47.2% 2,768 51.5% 3,019 1.3% 76

The Iowa Department of Corrections Newton Correctional Facility is in an unincorporated area in Jasper County, near Newton.[14]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]


Population ranking[edit]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Jasper County.[15]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Newton City 15,254
2 Mitchellville (mostly in Polk County) City 2,254
3 Colfax City 2,093
4 Monroe City 1,830
5 Prairie City City 1,680
6 Baxter City 1,101
7 Sully City 821
8 Kellogg City 599
9 Lynnville City 379
10 Mingo City 302
11 Lambs Grove City 172
12 Oakland Acres City 156
13 Reasnor City 152
14 Valeria City 57

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Weaver, James Baird (1912). Past and Present of Jasper County, Iowa, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. p. 44. 
  4. ^ United States Office of Management and Budget. "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF). pp. 5, 36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-05-14. Retrieved 2006-07-21. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 18, 2011. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  14. ^ "Newton Correctional Facility." Iowa Department of Corrections. Retrieved on November 24, 2010. "Newton Correctional Facility 307 S. 60th Avenue W. P. O. Box 218 Newton, IA 50208"
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 21, 2013. Retrieved 2016-02-13. 
  16. ^ "Idaho Governor John Michiner Haines". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 41°41′17″N 93°03′41″W / 41.68806°N 93.06139°W / 41.68806; -93.06139