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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,596
Male Share of the Population44.5%
Female Share of the Population55.5%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+2,731
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married46%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.1%
Median Earnings25+$21,425
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$3,688
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,872

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,010
% Above Poverty Level75.4%
% Below Poverty Level24.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone29.4%
Median Gross Rent$731
Median House Value$88,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.7%
English6.1%
German5.7%
French Except Basque3.8%
Irish3.7%
Polish1.3%
Danishn0.9%
Italian0.8%
Czech0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Slovene0.4%
West Indian0.3%
African0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Russian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Jasper Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jasper County
Standard Zip Codes75951
Phone Area Codes409
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude30.92
Approximate Longitude-93.99

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)

StationSAM RAYBURN DAM
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp35 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp70 to 95 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip60.5 inches
StationTOWN BLUFF DAM
Distance13.9 miles
Jan Temp38 to 59 F
Apr Temp55 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches
StationLUFKIN ANGELINA CO AP
Distance49.6 miles
Jan Temp38 to 59 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Browndell251$46,250
Kirbyville2,474$40,556
Newton2,293$50,875
Pineland702$35,903

Jasper Public Libraries

Jasper Public Library
175 E WATER ST
Jasper, Texas
(409) 384-3791

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Jasper Hospitals

Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1275 Marvin Hancock Drive

Jasper Public Schools

J H Rowe Intermediate
750 E Gibson
ZIP: 75951
(409) 384-4461
Jasper H S
400 Bulldog
ZIP: 75951
(409) 384-3242
High
Total Enrollment 682
Jasper J H
211 Second St
ZIP: 75951
(409) 384-3585
Middle
Total Enrollment 563
Jean C Few Pri
225 Bulldog
ZIP: 75951
(409) 489-9808
Primary
Total Enrollment 919
Parnell El
151 Park St
ZIP: 75951
(409) 384-2212
Middle
Total Enrollment 366
Vista Academy Of Jasper
1501 S Wheeler St
ZIP: 75951
(409) 489-9222
Primary
Total Enrollment 201

Jasper Private Schools

First Baptist Church Day School
314 N Main St
ZIP: 75951
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
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