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Jasper County, South Carolina

US county information
NameJasper County
StateSouth Carolina
US Area
Total Area700 sq mi (1813 km2)
Land Area656 sq mi (1699 km2)
Water Area44 sq mi (114 km2)
Population20678 (2000)
Density12/km2 (31.1/sq mi)

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Jasper County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It was formed in 1912 from portions of Hampton County and Beaufort County. In 2000, its population was 20,678 (21,398 according to a 2005 estimate). Its county seat is Ridgeland. Jasper County is included within the Hilton Head Island - Beaufort Micropolitan Statistical Area, though over 80% of the county population is classified as rural. Historically, in contrast to neighboring Beaufort County, Jasper was one of the poorest counties in the state. Recent development from 2000 onwards has given the county new residents, expanded business opportunities, and a wealthier tax base.

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