Jasper County, Missouri

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Jasper County, Missouri
JasperCountyCourthouse.JPG
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.
FoundedJanuary 2, 1841
Named forWilliam Jasper
SeatCarthage
Largest cityJoplin
Area
 • Total641 sq mi (1,660 km2)
 • Land638 sq mi (1,652 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2014)117,543
 • Density184/sq mi (71/km2)
Congressional district7th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.jaspercounty.org

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. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.