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Jasper, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Jasper had a population of 3,536 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Jasper is located at latitude 35.0742 and longitude -85.6261 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Jasper encompass a land area of 9.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 620 feet.

The Town of Jasper (GNIS ID: 2405906) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Jasper is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.


Jasper, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,536 (100%)
Population in Households 3,469 (98.1%)
Population in Families 2,806 (79.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 67 ( 1.9%)
Population Density 360
Diversity Index2 25


Median Household Income $47,821
Average Household Income $61,761
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $25,787
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,631 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,040 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 420 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $152,953
Average Home Value $178,503
Housing Affordability Index3 200


Total Households 1,461
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 951
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.61% 0.64%
Households 0.66% 0.62%
Families 0.38% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
Owner Occupied HU   0.63%


Jasper, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jasper to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 140 68th
Population Density # 276 36th
Median Household Income # 181 58th
Housing Affordability Index # 211 49th
Per Capita Income # 154 64th
Diversity Index # 162 63rd

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