Jasper County, Missouri

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Jasper County
Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage (August 2008)
Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage (August 2008)
Map of Missouri highlighting Jasper County
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°12′N 94°20′W / 37.2°N 94.34°W / 37.2; -94.34
Country United States
State Missouri
FoundedJanuary 2, 1841
Named forWilliam Jasper
Largest cityJoplin
 • Total641 sq mi (1,660 km2)
 • Land638 sq mi (1,650 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7 km2)  0.4%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density184/sq mi (71/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district7th

Jasper County is a county in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 117,404.[1] Its county seat is Carthage.[2] Its largest city is Joplin. The county was formed in 1841. It was named for William Jasper, a hero of the American Revolutionary War.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.