|Jasper County, Illinois|
Location in the state of Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
498 sq mi (1,290 km²)
494 sq mi (1,279 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.73%
21/sq mi (8/km²)
Geography[edit | edit source]
Adjacent Counties[edit | edit source]
- Cumberland County - north
- Clark County - northeast
- Crawford County - east
- Richland County - south
- Clay County - southwest
- Effingham County - west
History[edit | edit source]
Jasper County was formed in 1831 out of Clay and Crawford Counties. It was named for Sgt. William Jasper, Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina. In the defense of Fort Moultrie in 1776, when the staff of the American flag was shot away, Sgt. Jasper erected a temporary staff, and waved the flag at the British until a new staff was erected.
Demographics[edit | edit source]
|IL Counties 1900-1990|
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,117 people, 3,930 households, and 2,849 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 4,294 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.15% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 3,930 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.30% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% 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 3.06.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $34,721, and the median income for a family was $43,547. Males had a median income of $30,131 versus $17,646 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,649. About 8.50% of families and 9.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.40% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns[edit | edit source]
Many of the communities of Jasper County are townships and are not included here.
Census designated places[edit | edit source]
Notable residents[edit | edit source]
- Burl Ives, an acclaimed American folk music singer, author, and actor.
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