Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. According to the 2010 census, its population is 466. The city is the county seat of Newton County.
Jasper is part of the Harrison Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Jasper is located at (36.008558, -93.185660).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all land.
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 547 people, 240 households, and 137 families residing in the city.
At the 2000 census there were 498 people in 231 households, including 115 families, in the city. The population density was 940.4 people per square mile (362.8/km). There were 261 housing units at an average density of 492.9/sq mi (190.1/km). The racial makeup of the city was 99.98% White, 0.01% Native American, 0.01% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 233 households 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.5% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.8% were non-families. 48.5% of households were one person and 27.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.82.
The age distribution was 21.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 18.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 31.1% 65 or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females, there were 71.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 63.7 males.
The median household income was $13,556 and the median family income was $26,668. Males had a median income of $21,458 versus $16,786 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,557. About 25.9% of families and 31.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.6% of those under age 18 and 25.4% of those age 65 or over.
Jasper is headquarters for the Jasper School District, which is geographically one of the state's largest and serves portions of five counties. Jasper School District includes the Jasper Elementary School and Jasper High School.
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