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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.

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,790
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+7,752
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married55.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.6%
Median Earnings25+$35,500
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,759
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,780

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,839
% Above Poverty Level92.9%
% Below Poverty Level7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone29.3%
Median Gross Rent$583
Median House Value$148,200

Ancestry

German43.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.1%
Irish10.6%
English9.3%
French Except Basque2.3%
Scottish1.9%
Dutch1.7%
Italian1.6%
Polish1%
Portuguese0.4%
Greek0.4%
Arab0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
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Jasper Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dubois County
Standard Zip Codes47546
P.O. Box Zip Codes47547
Company Zip Codes47549
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Vincennes
Approximate Latitude38.39
Approximate Longitude-86.93

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)

StationDUBOIS S IND FORAGE FRM
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip47.5 inches
StationSAINT MEINRAD
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches
StationSHOALS HIWAY 50 BRIDGE
Distance20.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Birdseye407$43,000
Dale1,601$50,625
Ferdinand2,119$74,408
Holland750$50,833
Huntingburg6,414$57,935
Winslow1,134$39,779

Jasper Public Libraries

Jasper-dubois County Contractual Public Library
1116 MAIN STREET
Jasper, Indiana
(812) 482-2712

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Jasper Hospitals

Memorial Hospital And Health Care Center
(Non-profit)
800 W 9th St
(812) 996-2345

Jasper Public Schools

Dubois-spencer-perry Exc Coop
1520 St Charles St Suite 2
ZIP: 47546
(812) 482-6661
Other
Fifth Street Elementary Sch
401 W 5th St
ZIP: 47546
(812) 482-1406
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Jasper High School
1600 St Charles St
ZIP: 47546
(812) 482-6050
High
Total Enrollment 1086
Jasper Middle School
3600 Portersville Rd
ZIP: 47546
(812) 482-6454
Middle
Total Enrollment 796
Tenth Street School
328 W 10th St
ZIP: 47546
(812) 482-2529
Primary
Total Enrollment 384

Jasper Private Schools

Holy Family School
990 Church Ave
ZIP: 47546
Elementary
Total Enrollment 168
Jasper Christian Academy
231 Hillside Dr
ZIP: 47546
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 5
John Paul The Great Catholic High School
218 W 13th St
ZIP: 47546
Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
Precious Blood School
1385 W 6th St
ZIP: 47546
Elementary
Total Enrollment 190
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