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Jasper County, MO     

Jasper County is a county located in Southwest Missouri. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the county had a population of 117,404. Its county seat is Carthage, making it one of the few counties whose largest city, Joplin, is not the county seat. The county was organized in 1841 and named for William Jasper, a hero of the American Revolutionary War.

Jasper County is the central hub of the Joplin Metropolitan Area.

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 641.32 square miles (1,661.0 km2), of which 639.73 square miles (1,656.9 km2) (or 99.75%) is land and 1.59 square miles (4.1 km2) (or 0.25%) is water.

As of the census of 2010, there were 117,404 people, 45,639 households, and 30,202 families residing in the county. The population density was 164 people per square mile (63/km²). There were 50,668 housing units at an average density of 71 per square mile (28/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.24% White, 1.93% Black or African American, 1.51% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 3.89% from other races, and 3.18% from two or more races. Approximately 6.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 45,639 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.05

In the county the population was spread out with 27.17% under the age of 19, 7.4% from 20 to 24, 25.11% from 25 to 44, 22.24% from 45 to 64, and 12.14% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.1 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.20 males.

Jasper is home to 3,501 workplace establishment with 59,562 total employers countywide. The average household income for families living in Jasper County is $40,473 per year.

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