Jasper, Florida

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Jasper is a city in Hamilton County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,780 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 1,848 [1]. It is the county seat of Hamilton County.[3] The United Methodist Church in Jasper, Florida is on the National Register of Historic Places. One of the largest industries is phosphate mining.

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Geography

Jasper is located at 30°31′08″N 82°57′04″W / 30.518856°N 82.951194°W / 30.518856; -82.951194.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,780 people, 742 households, and 488 families residing in the city. The population density was 911.2 people per square mile (352.4/km²). There were 878 housing units at an average density of 449.4/sq mi (173.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 52.25% White, 45.67% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.73% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.09% of the population.

There were 742 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.7% were married couples living together, 23.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.01.

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