Jasper, Minnesota

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Jasper, Minnesota

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Jasper strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 3% trophy Jasper Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Jasper, Minnesota

Comparing Jasper to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 10 9
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 4
College Educated Adults 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2
Median Family Income 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 5
Working at Home 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Jasper Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 173 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Rock
Standard Zip Codes 56144
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.85
Longitude -96.39

Jasper Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 34 to 61 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 27 inches
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Jasper Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 597 100%
Male 271 45.4%
Female 326 54.6%
Under 18 141 23.6%
18+ 456 76.4%
65+ 164 27.5%
Median Age 44.2
Average Family Size 2.75
White 580 97.2%
African-American 4 0.7%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.8%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.8%

Estimated Jasper Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 574
Growth -23
Growth % -3.9%

Jasper Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 37.6%
Norwegian 36.6%
Dutch 5.5%
Irish 3.8%
English 3.2%
Belgian 2.9%
US/American 1.9%
Danish 1.9%
Swedish 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.1%
Scottish 0.8%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Jasper 597 $34,500
Beaver Creek 250 $39,583
Edgerton 1,033 $39,318
Hardwick 222 $37,813
Luverne 4,617 $46,745
Pipestone 4,280 $40,194
Woodstock 132 $42,500
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