Jasper County, Indiana

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Jasper County, Indiana
Jasper County Courthouse in Rensselaer
Jasper County Courthouse in Rensselaer
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°01′N 87°07′W / 41.017°N 87.117°W / 41.017; -87.117Coordinates: 41°01′N 87°07′W / 41.017°N 87.117°W / 41.017; -87.117
Country United States
State Indiana
RegionNorthwest Indiana
Metro areaChicago Metropolitan
EstablishedFebruary 7, 1835
Named forSgt. William Jasper
County seatRensselaer
Largest cityRensselaer
(population and total area)
 • TypeCounty
 • BodyBoard of Commissioners
 • CommissionerJames A. Walstra (1st)
 • CommissionerKendell Culp (2nd)
 • CommissionerRichard E. Maxwell (3rd)
 • County561.39 sq mi (1,454.0 km2)
 • Land559.62 sq mi (1,449.4 km2)
 • Water1.76 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Metro
10,874 sq mi (28,160 km2)
Area rank3rd largest county in Indiana
 • Region2,726 sq mi (7,060 km2)
696 ft (212 m)
 • County33,478
 • Estimate 
 • Rank54th largest county in Indiana
1,341st largest county in U.S.[1]
 • Density59.8/sq mi (23.1/km2)
 • Metro
 • Region
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (Central)
ZIP Codes
46310, 46341, 46374, 46392, 47922, 47943, 47946, 47948, 47957, 47959, 47977-78, 47995
Area code219
Congressional district4th
Indiana Senate districts5th and 7th
Indiana House of Representatives districts4th, 16th and 20th
FIPS code18-073
GNIS feature ID0450494
Interstate and U.S. RouteI-65.svg US 24.svg US 231.svg
State RoutesIndiana 10.svg Indiana 14.svg Indiana 16.svg Indiana 49.svg Indiana 110.svg Indiana 114.svg
AirportJasper County
WaterwaysIroquois RiverKankakee River
Amtrak stationRensselaer
  • Indiana county number 37

Jasper County is a county in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, 33,478 people lived there.[2] The county seat is Rensselaer.[3]

History[change | change source]

Jasper County was created in 1838. It was named after Sgt. William Jasper, a famous scout for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.[4]

Geography[change | change source]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 561.39 square miles (1,454.0 km2), of which 559.62 square miles (1,449.4 km2) (or 99.68%) is land and 1.76 square miles (4.6 km2) (or 0.31%) is water.[5]

Bordering counties[change | change source]

Municipalities[change | change source]

The municipalities in Jasper County, and their populations as of the 2010 census, are:

Cities[change | change source]

Towns[change | change source]

Census-designated places[change | change source]

Townships[change | change source]

The 13 townships of Jasper County, with their populations as of the 2010 census, are:

References[change | change source]

  1. "USA Counties in Profile". STATS Indiana. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  2. "Jasper County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2011-09-25.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 168.
  5. "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-10.

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