Jasper 61 Average
Jasper Livability #227 ranked city in Alabama#16,854 ranked city in the USARanks better than 42% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Jasper

  • Cost Of Living

    Residents in this area benefit from an affordable cost of living. This includes goods and services, transportation, housing, utilities, groceries and healthcare.

  • Housing

    The housing category in this area boasts higher than average scores, likely influenced by a positive home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive feedback regarding the convenience of amenities, parks, public transit, the friendliness of neighbors, the strong sense of community, and the overall safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    Commuters in this area may experience longer-than-average work commute times due to limited public transportation access.

  • Crime

    High crime rates per 100,000 people are reported in this area, potentially indicating that it is an unsafe place to live. These statistics consider both violent and property offenses.

  • Health & Safety

    Factors like poor air quality and the absence of essential health-related facilities like hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and pharmacies could have played a role in the low score in this category.

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What's it like Living in Jasper?

Jasper, Alabama is a mid-sized city with a population of 13,584 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Jasper is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian.

Living in Jasper can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of Alabama, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Jasper and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Jasper to Alabama and the national average.

Jasper has a livability score of 60 out of 100 and is ranked #205 in Alabama and #17,610 in the USA. Compared to the national average, this city has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. For each of the livability categories, we know that Jasper ranks very well for cost of living (A) and housing (A). There are some categories that Jasper scores poorly for, including: amenities (F), education (F) and employment (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

For home buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they will ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Jasper apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

Jasper real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Jasper. Median real estate prices in Jasper come in at $158,600, which is 23.4% higher than the Alabama average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Jasper, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 3.4% higher than the Alabama average.

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      Jasper transportation information

      Statistic Jasper Alabama National
      Average one way commute22min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.8%85.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool15.3%8.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%1.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.7%2.9%4.6%
      Source: The Jasper, AL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).