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Jasper County, Mississippi (MS)


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County population in 2012: 16,523 (all rural); it was 18,149 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,555
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,262
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,822
Renter-occupied apartments: 981 (it was 886 in 2000)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

30%

Land area: 676 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 25 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jasper County: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (29.8%), Educational,health and social services (22.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Jasper County, Mississippi:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years

Males: 8,230  (50.7%)
Females: 8,832  (49.3%)

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Jasper County,MS real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Jasper County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $28,588 ($24,441 in 1999)
This county:

$28588
Mississippi:

$36646

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $314 (lower quartile is $210, upper quartile is $410)
This county:

$314
State:

$467


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $67,764 (it was $47,600 in 2000)
Jasper County:

$67,764
Mississippi:

$98,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,875 - $113,876

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $134,532
Here:

$134,532
State:

$150,055

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,567,042
Here:

$1,567,042
State:

$180,099

Mobile homes: $54,999
Here:

$54,999
State:

$37,232

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $14,026
Here:

$14,026
State:

$27,068
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $901
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $240

Institutionalized population: 66

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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $368 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $255 (0.5%)


Jasper County household income distribution in 2009 Jasper County home values distribution


Jasper County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 21.7%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 14.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

22.7%
Whole state:

19.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

7.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jasper County is $386 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $547 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bay Springs, Heidelberg, Louin, Montrose.

Jasper County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Jasper County: Hidden Valley Camp (A), Hero (B), Bay Springs Country Club (C), Missionary (D), Hal Volunteer Fire and Rescue (E), Beaver Meadow Volunteer Fire Department (F), Oak Bowery Volunteer Fire Department (G), Mossville Volunteer Fire Department (H), Central Volunteer Fire Department Louin (I), Northeast Volunteer Fire Department (J), Lake Eddins Volunteer Fire Department (K), Paulding Volunteer Fire Department (L), Rose Hill Volunteer Fire Department (M), Stringer Volunteer Fire Department Search and Rescue (N), Vossburg - Heidelberg Volunteer Fire Department (O), Fellowship Volunteer Fire Department (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jasper County include: New Liberty Church (A), New Prospect Baptist Church (B), Oakbowery Church (C), Old Ebenezer Church (D), Phalti Church (E), Philadelphia Church (F), Pine Grove Church (G), Piney Grove Church (H), Pisgah Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Paul Cemetery (1), County Line Cemetery (2), McCarty Cemetery (3), Read Cemetery (4), Randall Hill Cemetery (5), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (6), Memory Gardens Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Utopia (A), Phalti Lakes (B), Pineview Lake (C), Lake Claude Bennett (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Algood Creek (B), Byrd Branch (C), Town Creek (D), Tan Yard Branch (E), Tallahattah Creek (F), South Twistwood Creek (G), Beal Creek (H), Roaring Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jasper County include: Masonite Corporation Game Refuge (1), Mitts Refuge (2), Tallahala State Wildlife Management Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Clarke County , Jones County , Lauderdale County , Newton County , Scott County , Smith County , Wayne County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 576
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 66.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 56 (23% naturalized citizens)

Jasper County:

0.3%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.8%

Jasper County marital status for males
Jasper County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Jasper County with a mortgage: 1,466 (90 second mortgage, 48 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,311

Here:

52.8% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.67%
Here53.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,741
Total congregations: 70

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4,636 (47.6%)3,086 (31.7%)1,539 (15.8%)160 (1.6%)320 (3.3%)
Congregations22 (31.4%)28 (40.0%)6 (8.6%)4 (5.7%)10 (14.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Jasper County - Bay Springs, Heidelberg, Louin, Montrose

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

7.20 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Jasper County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

15.5%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.5%
Mississippi:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jasper County:

19.3%
State:

14.4%


Agriculture in Jasper County:

Average size of farms: 168 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $83,800
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $96.36
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.96%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $57,421
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.51%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.88%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,654
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.68%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.46
Corn for grain: 158 harvested acres
Vegetables: 45 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 166 acres

Tornado activity:

Jasper County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 3.3 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 fatalities and 133 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/4/1957, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 75 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jasper County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1998 at 15:20:01, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.9 miles away from Jasper County center
On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/16/2008 at 18:39:14, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Jasper County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (8%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Jasper County (%):





Jasper County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,968 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,238 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 84 (1%)
  • Other means: 50 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 122 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Jasper County, Mississippi in 2000:

66 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
21 people in group homes intended for adults

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $32,905.

6.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
Mississippi average:

7.82%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.85% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($16,976 average AGI)
2.12% relocated from other states ($6,810 average AGI)
Jasper County:

2.12%
Mississippi average:

3.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jones County, MS  2.30% ($23,906 average AGI)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.51% ($12,935)
from Clarke County, MS  0.38% ($34,391)
from Smith County, MS  0.28% ($17,118)
from Forrest County, MS  0.27% ($25,063)
from Wayne County, MS  0.18% ($31,909)
from Harrison County, MS  0.17% ($18,900)


6.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,111 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
Mississippi average:

8.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.00% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($18,683 average AGI)
1.47% relocated to other states ($5,428 average AGI)
Jasper County:

1.47%
Mississippi average:

3.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jones County, MS  2.33% ($21,186 average AGI)
to Smith County, MS  0.40% ($25,667)
to Clarke County, MS  0.38% ($25,739)
to Forrest County, MS  0.28% ($29,706)
to Newton County, MS  0.23% ($17,571)
to Lauderdale County, MS  0.18% ($33,545)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2

Births per 1000 population in Jasper County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Jasper County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jasper County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,204 (2,350 aged, 854 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.55
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 372.120
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 699.810

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1453.580
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 803.880

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22.63
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 16.52

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 173.9. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,975

Size of family households: 2,097 2-persons, 1,074 3-persons, 850 4-persons, 444 5-persons, 149 6-persons, 96 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,908 1-person, 164 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.5% of residents of Jasper County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $112,319,000 ($6238 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,874,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $47,348,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,786,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $183,000
Federal grants: $36,983,000
Federal procurement contracts: $567,000 ($20,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,453,000 ($410,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,224,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,444,000
Federal Government insurance: $965,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,479
Here:

81 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 904
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +27
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -562
Here -31 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jasper County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.30 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Jasper County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 79
  • 3 rooms: 369
  • 4 rooms: 691
  • 5 rooms: 1,744
  • 6 rooms: 1,474
  • 7 rooms: 895
  • 8 rooms: 287
  • 9+ rooms: 283
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 41
  • 3 rooms: 123
  • 4 rooms: 167
  • 5 rooms: 301
  • 6 rooms: 154
  • 7 rooms: 64
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9+ rooms: 18
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jasper County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 277
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,209
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,289
  • 4 bedrooms: 910
  • 5+ bedrooms: 113
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 115
  • 2 bedrooms: 330
  • 3 bedrooms: 359
  • 4 bedrooms: 63
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
Cars and other vehicles available in Jasper County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 582
  • 1 vehicle: 1,746
  • 2 vehicles: 2,103
  • 3 vehicles: 972
  • 4 vehicles: 317
  • 5+ vehicles: 102
  • no vehicle: 247
  • 1 vehicle: 335
  • 2 vehicles: 240
  • 3 vehicles: 50
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

73% of Jasper County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Mississippi.

Jasper County:

72.9%
State average:

59.0%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jasper County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41.4%)
  • Electricity (38.2%)
  • Utility gas (13.3%)
  • Wood (6.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Electricity (41.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.6%)
  • Utility gas (19.1%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 226
Here:

9.5%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 118
Here:

9.0%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 44
Here:

8.3%
Mississippi:

12.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Jasper County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:


Jasper County government finances - Revenue in 2004:


Jasper County government finances - Debt in 2004:


Jasper County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Jasper County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jasper County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Jasper County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William11074.3 years
John11073.3 years
James10972.6 years
Mary10777.4 years
Robert5872.9 years
Willie5773.1 years
George5271.8 years
Annie4879.3 years
Thomas3673.3 years
Joe3373.4 years
Most common last names in Jasper County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones14474.4 years
Smith6577.2 years
Sims6274.4 years
Windham5975.9 years
Mcdonald5373.1 years
Stringer4777.4 years
Brown4677.1 years
Williams3764.8 years
Parker3777.4 years
Newell3670.7 years
Businesses in Jasper County, MS
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1True Value1
Pizza Hut1U-Haul1

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