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Jasper is a city in Pipestone County. (The community straddles Pipestone and Rock counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named after fine-grained quartz found here
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Jasper. For links to other places called Jasper, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Jasper is 43.85N. The longitude is -96.398W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,555 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 584.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jasper demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pipestone County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56144 ZIP code.
34% of Jasper residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jasper ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jasper was $18,019, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Jasper residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Jasper, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $247. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $507.
Pipestone County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jasper political report.
The average commute time for Jasper workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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