Jasper County, Missouri

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Jasper County is a county located in the state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 104,686. Its county seat is Carthage6. Jasper County is notable as one of the few counties whose largest city, Joplin is not the county seat.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,661 km² (641 mi²). 1,657 km² (640 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.25% water.

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Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 104,686 people, 41,412 households, and 27,953 families residing in the county. The population density is 63/km² (164/mi²). There are 45,571 housing units at an average density of 28/km² (71/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 92.58% White, 1.48% Black or African American, 1.33% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.62% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races. 3.45% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 41,412 households out of which 32.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.50% are married couples living together, 11.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.50% are non-families. 27.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 2.98.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 11.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $31,323, and the median income for a family is $37,611. Males have a median income of $28,573 versus $20,386 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,227. 14.50% of the population and 10.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.20% of those under the age of 18 and 10.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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