Jesup is a city in Black Hawk and Buchanan Counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 2,212 at the 2000 census. The Black Hawk County portion of Jesup is part of the Waterloo–Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The community of Jesup has undergone many changes in recent years. With new subdivisions, the population for the small community is on the rise do to the town's proximity to a major metropolitan area.