Introduction to Jasper, Texas

Jasper, Texas, in Jasper county, is 58 miles N of Beaumont, Texas (center to center) and 114 miles NE of Houston, Texas. The city has a population of 8,247.

Jasper History

Jasper was first settled by John Bevil around 1824, and was initially known as Snow River or Bevil's Settlement. It was renamed Jasper in 1835 after William Jasper, an American Revolution hero who died fighting. Jasper served as the headquarters of the Confederate Army for an area comprised of nine-counties. The early twentieth century saw the arrival of railway and Jasper grew into a center that manufactured timber products. In 2005, hurricane Rita caused considerable damage to the city.

Jasper and Nearby Attractions

  • Ellen Trout Zoo
  • Heritage Village
  • Fort Jesup State Historic Site
  • Sam Houston Jones State Park

Things To Do In Jasper

Cane River Creole National Historical Park and Heritage Area is a historical site which presents the growth path of the Creole culture. Other historic sites close to Jasper include Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Fort Saint Jean Baptiste State Historic Site and Los Adaes State Historic Site which are remains of forts built during the 18th and 19th centuries. Other attractions in the area include W.H. Stark House and the Big Thicket National Preserve. The North Toledo Bend State Park, Sam Houston Jones State Park and Lake Livingston State Park have facilities for horseback riding, camping, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, boating and picnicking.

Jasper Transportation

The major airport nearest to Jasper is Lake Charles Regional Airport.

Jasper Higher Education

Colleges closest to Jasper include Angelina College, Lamar State College - Orange, McNeese State University, Northwestern State University, and Stephen F. Austin State University.


Total Population 7,688
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,270
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 36.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.2%
Median Earnings25+ $21,012
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $9,092
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,997


Median Family Income $34,357
% Above Poverty Level 64%
% Below Poverty Level 36%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%


People Living Alone 38.5%
Median Gross Rent $674
Median House Value $71,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 54.9%
US/American 0%
English 4.6%
Irish 6.5%

Jasper Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles N of Beaumont, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles NE of Houston, Texas
County Jasper
Standard Zip Codes 75951
Phone Area Codes 409
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.92
Longitude -93.996

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 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 95 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 60.5 inches
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches
Distance 49.6 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Beech Grove (75951)

Curtis (75951)

Erin (75951)

Harrisburg (75951)

Holly Springs (75951)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Browndell 168 $46,250

Jasper Public Libraries

Jasper Public Library
Jasper, Texas
(409) 384-3791

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Jasper Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(409) 489-0600
Emergency Service: Yes

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(409) 384-5461
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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