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Jasper County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of South Carolina
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|• Total||699 sq mi (1,810 km2)|
|• Land||655 sq mi (1,700 km2)|
|• Water||44 sq mi (110 km2) 6.3%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||35.446/sq mi (13.686/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Jasper County is the southernmost county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,777. Its county seat is Ridgeland and its largest city is Hardeeville. The county was formed in 1912 from portions of Hampton County and Beaufort County.
Jasper County is included in the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located in the Lowcountry region of the state. For several decades, in contrast to neighboring Beaufort County, Jasper was one of the poorest counties in the state. Recent development from 2000 onwards has given the county new residents, expanded business opportunities, and a wealthier tax base. Since 2010, Jasper County is the second-fastest-growing county by population in South Carolina, behind Horry County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 699 square miles (1,810 km2), of which 655 square miles (1,700 km2) is land and 44 square miles (110 km2) (6.3%) is water.
- Hampton County - north
- Beaufort County - east
- Chatham County, Georgia - south
- Effingham County, Georgia - west
National protected areas
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 24,777 people, 8,517 households, and 5,944 families living in the county. The population density was 37.8 inhabitants per square mile (14.6/km2). There were 10,299 housing units at an average density of 15.7 per square mile (6.1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 46.0% black or African American, 43.0% white, 0.7% Asian, 0.5% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 8.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 15.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 7.1% were Irish, and 2.5% were American.
Of the 8,517 households, 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.2% were non-families, and 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.23. The median age was 34.6 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $37,393 and the median income for a family was $45,800. Males had a median income of $31,999 versus $24,859 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,997. About 14.2% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.2% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||9,559||33.2%|
|Hispanic or Latino||5,079||17.64%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 28,791 people, 10,269 households, and 7,298 families residing in the county.
- Ridgeland (county seat)
In Spanish: Condado de Jasper (Carolina del Sur) para niños
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