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Location of Jasper, Missouri
|• Total||1.13 sq mi (2.92 km2)|
|• Land||1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||948 ft (289 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||877.26/sq mi (338.68/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0729908|
Jasper is located at(37.335679, -94.300174).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.13 square miles (2.93 km2), of which, 1.11 square miles (2.87 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 931 people, 365 households, and 247 families living in the city. The population density was 838.7 inhabitants per square mile (323.8/km2). There were 447 housing units at an average density of 402.7 per square mile (155.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.
There were 365 households, of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.05.
The median age in the city was 36.7 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.
Jasper has been known as Coon Creek settlement, and as Midway (a name that at times included the Dublin community just across the Barton County line) for its position between county-seats Carthage and Lamar, but in the late 19th century it was renamed Jasper to reuse the postal equipment of a previous Jasper that existed southeast of Carthage.
Jasper was the home to Debra Dene Barnes Miles the year after she finished her reign as Miss America (from 'Miss Kansas' title) in 1968.
The city maintains a park at the west end of Grand Avenue just east of the railroad tracks. The park contains a playground for the children, a memorial bench, band stand, picnic areas, tennis courts and horse shoe pits. There is a baseball/softball complex on the southwest edge of town and are used by the youth baseball association and adult ball leagues.
Jasper Appreciation Days is held each September with events all week long ending with a huge celebration on the 3rd Saturday of the month.
Each November the city holds its annual Veterans Appreciation Celebration parade.
In the 1950s Jasper hosted a local fair celebrating its dairy industry. The current site of the popcorn plant was the PET condensed milk plant. The 1960s and 1970s were the years of the Jasper Harvest Fair held the last week before school started. The Chamber of Commerce sponsored a Kenny Carter Pit Bar-b-que. Hundreds would line up for bar-b-que brisket, chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, potato chips and bread. The evening was rounded off with local talent, the high school band and gospel singing groups. Jasper Appreciation Days is another celebration that takes place in early fall for two days. The Appreciation Days are filled with fun festivities. The Jasper student organizations use this to raise money for their affiliated organization, and to get their message out there.
2 State Titles -2001 Class 1 Baseball -1979 Class 1 Football
Jasper in media
Jasper is the nominal setting of the 1989 movie Road House, starring Patrick Swayze; however, the movie was not actually filmed in Jasper. Critic Robert Trussell noted, "Little effort was made to hide the (California) mountains in the background."
Jasper's new website: http://www.jaspermo.org/
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