Jasper County, Iowa

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Jasper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was organized in 1846 and is named after Sergeant William Jasper, Revolutionary War hero. As of 2000, the population was 37,213. Jasper is the 19th most populous county of Iowa's 99 total counties. Its county seat is Newton[1]. Jasper County is the only county in the Newton Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the Des Moines-Newton-Pella Combined Statistical Area.[2]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 733 square miles (1,898.5 km2), of which 730 square miles (1,890.7 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.40%) is water. The North and South Skunk River flow through the county. Bodies of water include Lake Mariposa and Rock Creek.

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