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Population in 2012: 14,235 (90% urban, 10% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.3%
 

Males: 6,628  (46.6%)
Females: 7,607  (53.4%)

Median resident age:  41.5 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 35501, 35503, 35504.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,848 (it was $33,044 in 2000)
Jasper:

$41,848
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,756

Jasper city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,855 (it was $82,000 in 2000)
Jasper:

$133,855
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $161,058; Detached houses: $170,825; Townhouses or other attached units: $111,746; In 2-unit structures: $370,427; Mobile homes: $45,208

Median gross rent in 2012: $558.

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  • White alone - 11,140 (77.7%)
  • Black alone - 2,048 (14.3%)
  • Hispanic - 670 (4.7%)
  • Two or more races - 352 (2.5%)
  • Asian alone - 105 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jasper: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (13.8%), United States (13.6%), English (10.3%), German (9.7%), Scottish (2.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1888

Elevation: 325 feet

Land area: 26.9 square miles.

Population density: 530 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Jasper:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jasper city:

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

403 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.8%
Alabama:  2.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 66 registered sex offenders living in Jasper, Alabama as of November 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Jasper to the number of sex offenders is 216 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $509 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $480 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Birmingham, AL (34.6 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (553.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Manchester, AL (2.7 miles) , Parrish, AL (2.8 miles ), Cordova, AL (2.8 miles ), Townley, AL (2.9 miles) , Oakman, AL (3.3 miles ), Sipsey, AL (3.3 miles ), Dora, AL (3.7 miles ), Carbon Hill, AL (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 2006: 40 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2007: 40 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $194,400
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $179,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 33.84 N, Longitude: 87.28 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,781 (+40.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,256 (58.2%)

Area code: 205

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Crime rates in Jasper by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 102110010
per 100,000 7.20.014.37.17.20.00.06.90.0
Rapes 9977811788
per 100,000 64.464.350.049.657.377.949.555.555.7
Robberies 183319333926132640
per 100,000 128.9235.7135.8233.8279.4184.092.0180.3278.5
Assaults 343945354432526075
per 100,000 243.4278.6321.6247.9315.3226.5367.8416.1522.1
Burglaries 160122197182241181N/A206242
per 100,000 1145.5871.41407.91289.21726.91281.1N/A1428.51684.7
Thefts 6388078679801,0061,147920755855
per 100,000 4567.65763.96196.46942.07208.48118.16507.35235.45952.0
Auto thefts 597371827472795844
per 100,000 422.4521.4507.4580.9530.2509.6558.8402.2306.3
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A7N/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A48.5N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 290.6) 437.6497.2545.4571.9640.8601.1N/A522.5596.3

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Crime rate in Jasper detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 62 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.41
Alabama average:

2.28

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Jasper, Alabama accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Jasper-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 291% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/17/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.2 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 F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.5 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jasper-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 30.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 33.5 miles away from Jasper center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 26.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 29.5 miles away from Jasper center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Walker County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jason Aaron - Comic book writer, Sandy Posey - Country singer, Eric Dover - Guitarist, Michael Rooker - Film actor, Polly Holliday - Actress, Greg Reed - Politician, James Shepherd Freeman - Admiral, Ronnie Coleman (American football) - Football player, Terry Owens - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Jasper:

  • DSI-WALKER COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 589 HIGHWAY 78 WEST)
  • RCG WALKER (Dialysis Facility, 3510 3RD STREET NE)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WALKER (Home Health Center, 4330 HIGHWAY 78 EAST, SUITE 208)
  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH AGENCY INC (Home Health Center, 1458 JONES DAIRY ROAD SUITE 100)
  • WALKER BMC HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 3400 HWY 78 EAST)
  • KINDRED CARE HOSPICE - JASPER (Hospital, 1301 HIGHWAY 78E, SUITE #209)
  • NEW BEACON OF JASPER (Hospital, 302 BLACKWELL DIARY ROAD)
  • SOUTHEAST HOSPICE NETWORK, LLC (Hospital, 4330 EAST HIGHWAY 78 EAST, SUITE 212)
  • SOUTHERNCARE JASPER (Hospital, 4330 HWY 78 EAST SUITE 210 AND 211)
  • WALKER BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 3400 HIGHWAY 78 EAST)
  • RIDGEVIEW HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Nursing Home, 907 11TH STREET, NE)
  • RIDGEWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 201 OAKHILL ROAD)
  • SHADESCREST HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 331 WEST 25TH STREET)

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Local government website: www.jaspercity.com

College/University in Jasper:

  • Bevill State Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,544; Location: 1411 Indiana Avenue; Public; Website: www.bscc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Jasper:

  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 33 miles; Hanceville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,575)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 36 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,542)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 36 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,273)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 36 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 11,648)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 37 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Samford University (about 39 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 4,154)
  • The University of Alabama (about 47 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 24,935)

Public high schools in Jasper:

Private high schools in Jasper:

  • FIRST FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH (Students: 65; Location: 2200 GAMBLE AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 64; Location: 2200 GAMBLE AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 26; Location: 300 THE TRACE E; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Jasper:

See full list of schools located in Jasper, School District: WALKER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Libraries in Jasper:

  • CARL ELLIOTT REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $240,261; Location: 98 18TH STREET EAST; 3,926 books; 81 state licensed databases)
  • JASPER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $199,033; Location: 98 EAST 18TH STREET; 49,405 books; 895 audio materials; 910 video materials; 81 state licensed databases)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Bevill State Community College has a campus located in Jasper AL. The former Walker College/UAB Walker College.
  • WTID AM1240 has changed call sign. New Calls are WLYJ. WTID no longer exists in Jasper, AL. WLYJ is at AM1240. WLYJ is owned by Joy Christian Communications. WLYJ is known locally as Joy Christian Radio.

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Notable locations in Jasper: Musgrove Country Club (A), Jasper Speedway (B), Jasper Fire Department Station 1 (C), Jasper Fire Department Station 3 (D), Jasper Fire Department Station 2 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Jasper Mall Shopping Center (1), Jasper Square Shopping Center (2), Parklands North Shopping Center (3), Parklands Shopping Center (4), English Village Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jasper include: New Prospect Baptist Church (A), Wesley Church (B), Farmstead Baptist Church (C), Shiloh Baptist Church (D), Saint Marys Episcopal Church (E), Saint James Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (F), Northside Baptist Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), Coal City Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Samaria Cemetery (2), Old City Cemetery (3), New Prospect Cemetery (4), Walker Memory Gardens (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tanyard Creek (A), Mooney Branch (B), Doctors Branch (C), Coke Oven Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jasper include: Carver Park (1), James Fowler Park (2), Memorial Park (3), Valley Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Laserland Birthday Palace (Amusement & Theme Parks; 24848 Highway 69) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Super 8 (1287 Highway 78 West) (1), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (202 Oakhill Road) (2), Budget Inns (1301 Highway 78 West) (3), Jameson Inn of Jasper (1100 Highway 78 West) (4), Jasper-Days Inn (101 6th Ave NW) (5), Travel Rite Inn (200 Mall Way) (6), Super 8 Motel (1287 Highway 78 West) (7), Jameson Inn Jasper (Sj) (1100 Highway 78 E) (8), Jasper Inn (Po Box 1648) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Courts-County - Circuit Court (Court House) (1), Walker County - Juvenile Court (Court House Annex) (2), Alabama State - District Attorney- Pre-Trial Intervention Program (4100 Highway 78 East) (3), Walker County - Probate Judge- Probate Court (Court House) (4), Courts-County - Probate Court (Court House) (5), Court Services (Courthouse Annex) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Walker County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.0. This is about average.
City:

37.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.2. This is about average. There were 26 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jasper and their reported violations in the past:

CURRY WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 16200, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-12-2003), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jasper that have no violations reported:

  • JASPER UTILITIES BOARD (Address: P O BOX 1348, Population served: 27900, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • BOLDO WATER & FIRE PROT. AUTHORITY (Population served: 4251, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.6%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents, 23.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 24.6% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.5%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.4%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Jasper, AL

People in group quarters in Jasper in 2010:

  • 285 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 255 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 42 people in college/university student housing
  • 22 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Jasper in 2000:

  • 378 people in nursing homes
  • 263 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 36 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 18 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Jasper compared to Alabama state average:

Jasper, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Jasper (2011 data):

  • Synovus Bank: Medical Center Branch, North Highlands Branch, Jasper Branch, Curry Branch. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • Regions Bank: Highway 78 Bypass Branch at 310 Highway 78 Bypass, branch established on 1987/04/20; Jasper Rdt Branch at 1908 First Avenue W, branch established on 2004/06/30. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Pinnacle Bank: 78 Highway East Branch at U.S. Highway 78 East & Mallway, branch established on 1935/11/01; at 1811 Second Avenue, branch established on 1935/11/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $199.1 mil, Deposits: $172.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Jasper Branch at 3901 Highway 78 East, branch established on 1971/02/08; Jasper Downtown Branch at 2002 2nd Ave S, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Highway 78 Branch at 2721 Hwy 78 East, branch established on 1986/08/04. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Compass Bank: Jasper Main Branch at 1713 Alabama Avenue, branch established on 1963/11/29. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Security Federal Savings Bank: at 301 Third Avenue, branch established on 1970/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $34.1 mil, Deposits: $29.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices
  • Bank of Walker County: Bank Of Walker County at 607 Hwy 78 East, branch established on 2004/03/29. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $77.0 mil, Deposits: $67.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Relations Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Jasper, Alabama:

  • Travel Rite Inn, 200 Mallway, Jasper, AL 35501 , Phone: (205) 221-1161, Fax: (205) 221-1161
  • Quality Inn, 1100 Hwy 78, Jasper, AL 35501 , Phone: (205) 387-7710, Fax: (205) 387-7703
  • Days Inn, 101 6TH Ave NW, Jasper, AL 35501 , Phone: (205) 221-7800, Fax: (205) 221-7800
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 202 Oak HL Rd, Jasper, AL 35501 , Phone: (205) 302-6400
  • Super 8, 1287 Hwy 78 W, Jasper, AL 35501 , Phone: (205) 221-3050, Fax: (205) 221-3050
  • Hampton Inn, 100 Industrial Pkwy, Jasper, AL 35501 , Phone: (205) 221-3334, Fax: (205) 221-3339
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Jasper, Alabama

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Jasper travel time to work - commute


Jasper mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Utility gas (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Jasper city (based on Walker County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.71%
Here61.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents57.8%11.7%10.3%7.9%2.6%
Congregations33.8%10.4%21.2%12.2%3.6%
NameChurch of the NazareneCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.3%2.3%1.9%0.8%2.4%
Congregations3.6%0.5%3.6%0.5%10.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Walker County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Walker County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 44
Walker County:

6.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.9%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Walker County:

32.4%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.5%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$8,775$21,0602$558
Other Government Administration 4$15,343$46,0298$2,885
Judicial and Legal 3$5,409$21,6362$2,080
Police Protection - Officers 40$87,474$26,2420$0
Police - Other 18$28,259$18,8392$982
Firefighters 42$77,147$22,0420$0
Streets and Highways 31$50,364$19,4963$3,829
Airports 1$1,981$23,7720$0
Welfare 2$1,888$11,3280$0
Health 1$1,386$16,6320$0
Solid Waste Management 34$41,109$14,5090$0
Sewerage 14$50,490$43,2770$0
Parks and Recreation 18$25,808$17,20548$15,370
Water Supply 35$100,126$34,3291$673
Other and Unallocable 16$27,475$20,6060$0
Totals for Government 264$523,034$23,77466$26,377

Jasper government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $555,000 ($38.99)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,964,000 ($208.22)
    Police Protection: $2,633,000 ($184.97)
    Regular Highways: $2,597,000 ($182.44)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,035,000 ($142.96)
    General - Other: $1,388,000 ($97.51)
    Sewerage: $1,218,000 ($85.56)
    Fire Protection: $1,126,000 ($79.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,041,000 ($73.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $709,000 ($49.81)
    General Public Buildings: $647,000 ($45.45)
    Central Staff Services: $450,000 ($31.61)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $361,000 ($25.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $266,000 ($18.69)
    Corrections - Other: $250,000 ($17.56)
    Libraries: $158,000 ($11.10)
    Health Services - Other: $94,000 ($6.60)
    Welfare - Other: $15,000 ($1.05)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($0.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,541,000 ($108.25)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $85,000 ($5.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $78,000 ($5.48)
    Central Staff: $62,000 ($4.36)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($1.76)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,000 ($0.49)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($0.49)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,536,000 ($459.15)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,159,000 ($81.42)

Jasper government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,830,000 ($128.56)
    All Other: $157,000 ($11.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $84,000 ($5.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $44,000 ($3.09)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $16,000 ($1.12)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($0.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,248,000 ($87.67)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,143,000 ($80.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,894,000 ($343.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $567,000 ($39.83)
    General Support: $379,000 ($26.62)
    Highways: $7,000 ($0.49)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $6,851,000 ($481.28)
    NEC: $1,774,000 ($124.62)
    Property: $1,729,000 ($121.46)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,359,000 ($95.47)
    Tobacco Sales: $238,000 ($16.72)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $196,000 ($13.77)

Jasper government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $21,235,000 ($1491.75)
    Industrial Revenue: $16,025,000 ($1125.75)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,510,000 ($457.32)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $19,400,000 ($1362.84)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $6,155,000 ($432.38)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $22,850,000 ($1605.20)
    Industrial Revenue: $15,613,000 ($1096.80)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $412,000 ($28.94)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $17,785,000 ($1249.39)
    Other, NEC: $355,000 ($24.94)

Jasper government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $278,000 ($19.53)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,126,000 ($219.60)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $16,197,000 ($1137.83)

5.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
Alabama average:

6.81%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($219 average AGI)
Walker County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jefferson County, AL  1.44% ($34,945 average AGI)
from Winston County, AL  0.38% ($30,866)
from Marion County, AL  0.15% ($29,909)


4.96% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Alabama average:

6.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jefferson County, AL  1.46% ($36,735 average AGI)
to Winston County, AL  0.41% ($27,886)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.23% ($32,857)

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)
  • WCOC (1010 AM; 5 kW; DORA, AL; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKXM (1300 AM; 5 kW; WINFIELD, AL; Owner: AD-MEDIA MANAGEMENT CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, 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)
  • WSFG-LP (Channel 63; BERRY, AL; Owner: ETTIE CLARK)
  • WSSF-LP (Channel 58; BERRY, AL; Owner: ETTIE CLARK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Jasper fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 41
Total length: 215 meters (705ft)
Total costs: $98,149,000
Total average daily traffic: 318,790
Total average daily truck traffic: 34,224

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 6
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 19
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Jasper, AL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Jasper)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 217 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Jasper, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 187 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Jasper)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 60 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Jasper)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$120,01437$114,651147$137,25819$38,8731$66,15023$41,9488$27,420
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$100,1803$93,77711$107,8052$66,9900$02$47,0401$80,650
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$123,81214$132,84260$143,43710$24,1720$04$250,25810$56,891
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$136,1276$109,24742$147,6121$93,1900$03$100,2231$147,780
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$119,9401$32,1705$220,4221$91,0700$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0201.00 , 0202.00, 0203.00, 0204.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$160,5235$135,824
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$114,4202$142,970
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$03$178,290
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$221,3101$305,340
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$115,8400$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0201.00 , 0202.00, 0203.00, 0204.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 176
  • Hazardous Condition: 37
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Jasper


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jasper, AL

Most common first names in Jasper, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James41672.1 years
William29772.8 years
John28773.4 years
Mary19778.7 years
Charles14967.9 years
Robert14171.1 years
George11374.7 years
Willie10376.9 years
Annie9180.9 years
Thomas8972.9 years
Most common last names in Jasper, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams14571.6 years
Smith14273.0 years
Brown11175.0 years
Wilson10277.0 years
Jones9775.0 years
Sherer9577.0 years
Kilgore7673.7 years
Key7671.5 years
Davis7674.7 years
Orear6677.2 years
Businesses in Jasper, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1New Balance1
Bath & Body Works1Nike2
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A2Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
DHL1Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen1Rue211
Days Inn1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx4Sears1
GNC1Subway3
GameStop1Super 81
H&R Block2T-Mobile1
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul5
Home Depot1UPS3
JCPenney1Vans1
KFC1Waffle House1
Kmart1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Jasper, AL


Jasper on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • James H. Adams (9)
  • Larry W. Johnson (2)
  • Jerry D. Darty (1)
  • Richard D. Pyle (1)
  • Daniel Stephen Mathews (1)
  • Blake Allan Massey (1)
  • James Adams (1)
  • Harold Gene Anderson (1)
  • George S. Kouns (1)

Total of 18 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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