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Overview

Introduction to Jasper, Indiana

Jasper, Indiana, in Dubois county, is 43 miles N of Owensboro, Kentucky and 64 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky. The city has a population of 12,100.

Jasper History

Jasper was founded in 1830, incorporated as a town in 1866, and later reincorporated as a city in 1915. The original town of Jasper was located on 120 acres of land that had been acquired by Joseph Enlow. The town was supposed to have been named 'Eleanor' in honor of Enlow's wife, but she instead suggested Jasper. In 2005, Relocate America ranked Jasper one of the top 10 best places to live in the U.S.

Jasper and nearby Attractions

  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
  • Indiana Railway Museum
  • Calumet Lake
  • Holiday World
  • Armory Park

Things To Do In Jasper

The Indiana Railway Museum houses exhibits like diesel, caboose, and steam locomotives. There are also a number of lakes and creeks throughout the city, the banks of which are popular tourist spots. Among these are the Calumet Lake, Pat Run and the Calumet Run. The city hosts two famous annual festivals- the Strassenfest, and the Old Jasper Days. These festivals draw crowds from neighboring areas.

Jasper Transportation

Evansville Regional is the nearest major airport.

Jasper Higher Education

Residents of Jasper can enroll at Trinity College, Vincennes University or the University of Evansville.

People

Total Population 15,538
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 7,732
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 53.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,469
% Above Poverty Level 90.6%
% Below Poverty Level 9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.1%
Median Gross Rent $601
Median House Value $144,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.9%
US/American 0%
English 8.2%
Irish 11.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jasper Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles N of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky
County Dubois
Standard Zip Codes 47546
P.O. Box Zip Codes 47547
Company Zip Codes 47549
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.391
Longitude -86.931

Jasper Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DUBOIS S IND FORAGE FRM
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 47.5 inches
Station SAINT MEINRAD
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station SHOALS HIWAY 50 BRIDGE
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Jasper, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Boone (47546)

Hall (47546)

Portersville (47546)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Birdseye 420 $43,750
Dale 1,789 $48,981
Ferdinand 2,092 $68,365
Holland 738 $48,750
Huntingburg 6,446 $49,412

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jasper Public Libraries

Library
Jasper Dubois County Cont Pl
1116 MAIN ST
Jasper, Indiana
(812) 482-2712

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Jasper Hospitals

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CARE CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
800 W 9TH ST
(812) 482-2345
Emergency Service: Yes

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Jasper High Schools

JASPER HIGH SCHOOL
1600 ST CHARLES ST
812-482-6050
Serves 1,088 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

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