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Population (year 2000): 14,052. Estimated population in July 2005: 14,088 (+0.3% change)
Males: 6,520 (46.4%), Females: 7,532 (53.6%)

Walker County

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Median resident age: 40.9 years
Median household income: $33,044 (year 2000)
Median house value: $85,700 (year 2000)

Jasper, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Jasper:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.5%)
  • Black (14.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (22.7%), Irish (10.3%), English (7.5%), German (5.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%), Scottish (1.5%).Alabama

Elevation: 325 feet

Land area: 26.9 square miles

Jasper,

For population 25 years and over in Jasper

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jasper city

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

1.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -348 (-2.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AL Birmingham, (38.7 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (553.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: AL (7.6 miles Parrish, AL (8.4 miles Cordova, AL (11.6 miles Oakman, AL (13.2 miles Sipsey, AL (15.2 miles Dora, AL Sumiton, (17.1 miles AL (17.2 miles Arley, Hill, AL (17.3 miles Carbon


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 79 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 1998: 39 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 1999: 44 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 2000: 30 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2002: 31 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2003: 43 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2004: 47 buildings, average cost: $135,600

Latitude: 33.84 N, Longitude: 87.28 W

Area code: 205

Jasper, Alabama business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.7%), Retail trade (14.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,820 (+41.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,339 (59.5%)

Crime in Jasper (2003):
  • 1 murder (7.2 per 100,000)
  • 9 rapes (64.4 per 100,000)
  • 18 robberies (128.9 per 100,000)
  • 34 assaults (243.4 per 100,000)
  • 160 burglaries (1145.5 per 100,000)
  • 638 thefts (4567.6 per 100,000)
  • 59 auto thefts (422.4 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 414.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 321.8)

Crime in Jasper (2004):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 9 rapes (64.3 per 100,000)
  • 33 robberies (235.7 per 100,000)
  • 39 assaults (278.6 per 100,000)
  • 122 burglaries (871.4 per 100,000)
  • 807 thefts (5763.9 per 100,000)
  • 73 auto thefts (521.4 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 483.6 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Jasper, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Jasper,

Jasper-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 199% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/17/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Jasper city center killed 4 people and injured 15 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.6 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Jasper:
  • WALKER BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER (3400 HIGHWAY 78 EAST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Jasper:
  • UAB MEDICAL WEST (about 32 miles; BESSEMER, AL)
  • CARRAWAY BURDICK WEST MEDICAL CENTER (about 36 miles; HALEYVILLE, AL)
  • HEALTHSOUTH METRO WEST HOSPITAL (about 36 miles; FAIRFIELD, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Jasper, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Jasper:
  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 42 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; ID: BHM)
  • TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL (about 49 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; ID: TCL)
  • HUNTSVILLE INTL-CARL T JONES FIELD (about 65 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; ID: HSV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Jasper:
  • WALKER COUNTY-BEVILL FIELD (about 5 miles; JASPER, AL; ID: JFX)
  • DOUBLE SPRINGS-WINSTON COUNTY (about 21 miles; DOUBLE SPRINGS, AL; ID: 3M2)
  • ADDISON MUNICIPAL (about 27 miles; ADDISON, AL; ID: 2A8)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 11 $33,591 $36,644 0 $0
Water Supply 34 $93,333 $32,941 2 $2,024
College/University in Jasper:
  • JASPER BEAUTY ACADEMY (Location: 1304 FIRST ST NW STE B; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jasper:
  • BEVILL STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; SUMITON, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,670)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (about 32 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 12,178)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 36 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (about 43 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; FT enrollment: 17,453)
  • SAMFORD UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 3,279)
  • SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; FT enrollment: 3,635)
Public high schools in Jasper:
  • WALKER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 829; Location: 1601 HIGHLAND AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CURRY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 657; Location: 155 YELLOW JACKET DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WALKER COUNTY CENTER OF TECHNOLOGY (Location: 1100 VIKING DR; Grades: 10 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Jasper:
  • MADDOX MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 594; Location: 1 PANTHER TRL; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • VALLEY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 546; Location: 155 VALLEY SCHOOL RD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • T R SIMMONS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 496; Location: 1001 VIKING DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CURRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 488; Location: 85 YELLOW JACKET DR; Grades: KG - 04)
  • MEMORIAL PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 483; Location: 800 10TH AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CURRY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 396; Location: 115 YELLOW JACKET DR; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • FARMSTEAD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 354; Location: 2760 HIGHWAY 195; Grades: KG - 08)
  • WEST JASPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 304; Location: 1400 W 19TH ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NORTH HIGHLAND SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 907 12TH AVE SW; Grades: PK - 12)
  • WALKER COUNTY ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 6670 OLD BIRMINGHAM HWY; Grades: KG - 12)
Libraries in Jasper:
  • CARL ELLIOTT REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $195,786; Location: 98 18TH STREET EAST; 128,848 books)
  • JASPER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $173,852; Location: 98 18TH STREET EAST; 52,867 books; 631 audio materials; 882 video materials; 80 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Jasper: Musgrove Country Club (A), Jasper Speedway (B).

Shopping Centers: Parklands North Shopping Center (1), Parklands Shopping Center (2), English Village Shopping Center (3), Jasper Mall Shopping Center (4), Jasper Square Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Jasper include: Birmingham Avenue Church of God (A), Westside Baptist Church (B), Wesley Church (C), Trinity Fellowship Church of God (D), Carter Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church (E), Sulphur Spring Church (F), Central Baptist Church (G), Snoddy Chapel (H).

Cemeteries: Samaria Cemetery (1), Old City Cemetery (2), Oak Hill Cemetery (3), New Prospect Cemetery (4).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mooney Branch (A), Tanyard Creek (B), Doctors Branch (C), Coke Oven Branch (D).

Parks in Jasper include: James Fowler Park (1), Memorial Park (2), Carver Park (3), Valley Park (4).

Post office: (A).  


Jasper compared to Alabama state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Jasper:
  • WZPQ (1360 AM; 1 kW; JASPER, AL; Owner: JAMES T. LEE)
  • WTID (1240 AM; 1 kW; JASPER, AL; Owner: NEW CENTURY RADIO, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCOC (1010 AM; 5 kW; DORA, AL; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
Strongest FM radio stations in Jasper:
  • WFFN (95.3 FM; CORDOVA, AL; Owner: NEW CENTURY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WQOP-FM (92.5 FM; DORA, AL; Owner: QUEEN OF PEACE RADIO, INC.)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Jasper:
  • W55BJ (Channel 55; JASPER, AL; Owner: COMBS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W66CN (Channel 66; JASPER, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • W23AK (Channel 23; JASPER, AL; Owner: WMTY, INC.)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)

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