Jasper

Named in honor of Sergeant William Jasper, an American Revolutionary War hero, Jasper was settled around 1815.

Welcome to Jasper City

An up-and-coming community with a historic downtown, outdoor recreation, and southern hospitality
 
 
Jasper, Alabama, is located in the heart of Walker County and is known for its beautiful scenery, small-town charm, and friendly people. The town is home to various attractions, from classic restaurants to outdoor activities like fishing and hiking. Residents love the homey atmosphere, unique landscape, and historic architecture. Its rich history and vibrant culture make Jasper a great place to live, work, and play.
 
The community has humble beginnings as the top coal producer in the world, and when railroads were built through the area, the town flourished in the late 1800s. Its rich history is well preserved in the community, with parks and museums and a downtown historic district with buildings dating back to the industrial era. Jasper is a thriving community transforming into a desirable place to live near Lewis Smith Lake and cities like Birmingham and Huntsville.
 

What to Love

  • A rapidly growing and transforming community with friendly locals
  • Charming historic downtown district with industrial buildings
  • Close to lakes, parks, and outdoor recreation
  • Quiet neighborhoods and home sites
 

Local Lifestyle

Jasper City prides itself on its neighborly spirit and close-knit atmosphere, which residents relish. The town is located near lakes and natural areas perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, and camping. Locals can enjoy a laid-back lifestyle with peaceful neighborhoods close to action and adventure.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Shopping and dining in the area are varied and fun, with local restaurants featuring classic southern cuisine and global options like Italian, Mexican, and Chinese. Residents can enjoy convenient national stores like Home Depot, clothing boutiques, and specialty shops downtown. 
 
Black Rock Bistro is a cozy, colorful restaurant with eclectic artwork and décor. The bistro has a large selection of delectable offerings, from pasta and seafood to salads and steak. Sakura Japanese Restaurant is an authentic hibachi and sushi restaurant serving traditional Asian cuisine in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Warehouse 319 is a family restaurant and sports grill with friendly staff. The restaurant serves classic American cuisine with an upscale twist. 
 
Located in a classic red barn building, The Barn is a lively bar with a dance floor and live music. Dining here means access to traditional bar food and signature dishes like cajun shrimp and ribeye steak. Son’s Smokehouse is a small restaurant with Western charm and patio seating that serves smoked barbecue dishes with signature sauces.
 

Things to Do

Musgrove Country Club is a beautiful private club with upscale amenities and facilities. The club has a stunning log-cabin-style clubhouse with a feature fireplace, a dining room, a lounge area, and a banquet event space. The club also features an 18-hole championship golf course designed with rolling hills and mature trees, two wooden swing bridges, and Bermuda fairways. Members can access tennis courts and a zero-entry pool with a water slide.
 
North Jasper Park is in the farmstead district and features sprawling fields, a paved walking trail, a playground, and a serene natural setting. Jasper also hosts several community events and festivals throughout the year. Meanwhile, Art in the Park is an annual art show with regional artists, kid’s activities, live music, and artisan vendors. The Foothills Festival is a yearly community event in the hills of the Appalachian Mountains. The two-day music event features a craft show and local food trucks.
 

Schools

Jasper City Schools serves K-12 students in Jasper City.
 

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Overview for Jasper, AL

9,719 people live in Jasper, where the median age is 32.9 and the average individual income is $23,747. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

9,719

Total Population

32.9 years

Median Age

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$23,747

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Jasper, AL

Jasper has 3,591 households, with an average household size of 2.56. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Jasper do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,719 people call Jasper home. The population density is 192.85 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

9,719

Total Population

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

32.9

Median Age

48.62 / 51.38%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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10-17 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
3,591

Total Households

2.56

Average Household Size

$23,747

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Jasper, AL

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The following schools are within or nearby Jasper. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Memorial Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
2nd - 3rd
No rating available
T R Simmons Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Walker County Center Of Technology
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Maddox Intermediate School
PUBLIC
4th - 6th
3/5
Jasper Junior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Walker County Schools 180 Program
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available

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