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Jasper County Courthouse in Newton
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
|Named for||William Jasper|
|• Total||733 sq mi (1,900 km2)|
|• Land||730 sq mi (1,900 km2)|
|• Water||2.5 sq mi (6 km2) 0.3%|
|• Density||51.59/sq mi (19.918/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Jasper County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 37,813. The county seat is Newton. The county was organized in 1846 and is named after Sergeant William Jasper, a Revolutionary War hero.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 733 square miles (1,900 km2), of which 730 square miles (1,900 km2) is land and 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) (0.3%) is water. The North and South Skunk River flow through the county. Bodies of water include Lake Mariposa and Rock Creek.
- Interstate 80
- U.S. Highway 6
- U.S. Highway 65
- Iowa Highway 14
- Iowa Highway 117
- Iowa Highway 163
- Iowa Highway 224
- Iowa Highway 330
- Marshall County (north)
- Poweshiek County (east)
- Mahaska County (southeast)
- Marion County (south)
- Polk County (west)
- Story County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
The 2020 census recorded a population of 37,813 in the county, with a population density of 51.5449/sq mi (19.9016/km2). 96.04% of the population reported being of one race. 89.33% were non-Hispanic White, 1.86% were Black, 2.87% were Hispanic, 0.33% were Native American, 0.57% were Asian, 0.08% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 4.96% were some other race or more than one race. There were 16,132 housing units, of which 14,994 were occupied.
The 2010 census recorded a population of 36,842 in the county, with a population density of 50.4692/sq mi (19.4863/km2). There were 16,181 housing units, of which 14,806 were occupied.
- Buena Vista
- Clear Creek
- Des Moines
- Elk Creek
- Hickory Grove
- Lynn Grove
- Mound Prairie
- Palo Alto
- Rock Creek
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Jasper County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|2||Mitchellville (mostly in Polk County)||City||2,254|
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