Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana

Rensselaer: City in Indiana

About

Rensselaer is a city located in the county of Jasper in the U.S. state of Indiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 5,859 and a population density of 341 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 5,780 inhabitants.

The city was created 183 years ago in 1839.

Quick Facts about Rensselaer

Population : 5,780 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Indiana (United States)
County : Jasper County
Postal code : 47978
Phone Area Codes : 219
Area : 17.19 km2
Altitude : 659 feet / 201 meters
Capital city : Rensselaer is capital of Jasper County
Establishment : June 06, 1839 (183 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 09:13:11 (3rd December 2022)
Density : 336 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.37% (2010-2020)

Geography

Rensselaer is located at 40°56'12"N 87°9'3"W (40.9367000, -87.1508600).

Rensselaer map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Rensselaer decreased by 1.37% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,859 - census
2011 5,964 1.76% estimation process
2012 5,981 0.28% estimation process
2013 5,948 -0.55% estimation process
2014 5,945 -0.05% estimation process
2015 5,926 -0.32% estimation process
2016 5,896 -0.51% estimation process
2017 5,892 -0.07% estimation process
2018 5,852 -0.68% estimation process
2019 5,842 -0.17% estimation process
2020 5,780 -1.07% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 25,240
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 24,794
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 1.8%
April 1, 2020 Population : 25,630
April 1, 2010 Population : 24,770
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 25.8%
People over 65 (%) : 14.6%
Female persons, % : 51.7%
White only, percent : 89.4%
Black or African American alone, percent : 2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.1%
Asians alone % : 2.3%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.9%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 21.4%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 71.8%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,199
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 12.0%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 60.2%

Rensselaer zip code is 47978. County name: Jasper, County fips: 18073

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 60.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $179,700
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,659
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $709
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,041
2015-2019 Households : 9,441
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.60
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 80.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 94.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 90.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 87.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 30.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 8.3%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 67.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.4%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 34,119
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 250,122
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 811,876
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 461,026
2012 total retail sales per capita : $18,379
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 28.5
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $61,478
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $32,813
Percentage of people living in poverty : 13.2%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,024
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,104
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 652
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 366
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,593
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 299
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,629
2010 population per square mile : 1,827.9
2010 land area in square miles : 13.55
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 3,193
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 80.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $79,300
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $923
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $367
2015-2019 median gross rent : $495
Permits for construction, 2020 : NA
2015-2019 Households : 2,773
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.31
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 89.8%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 2.1%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 85.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 78.4%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 92.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 13.9%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 10.3%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 6.2%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 59.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 53.9%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 2,808
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 5,937
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 55,047
2012 total retail sales per capita : $8,236
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.5
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $51,080
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $28,255
Percentage of people living in poverty : 11.8%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 150
2019 total employment : 2,109
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 90,320
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 8.3%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 423
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 448
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 223
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 200
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 418
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 91
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 334
2010 population per square mile : 30.2
2010 land area in square miles : 222.42
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 2,739
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 82.5%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $222,200
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,361
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $403
2015-2019 median gross rent : $752
2015-2019 Households : 2,364
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.50
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 86.4%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 3.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 87.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 73.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 93.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 27.1%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 10.8%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 10.7%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.3%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 55.7%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 5,358
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 7,043
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 77,668
2012 total retail sales per capita : $13,493
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 28.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $60,594
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $31,631
Percentage of people living in poverty : 9.0%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 170
2019 total employment : 860
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 29,254
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : -4.2%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 558
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 486
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 271
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 88
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 473
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 44
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 400
2010 population per square mile : 4.7
2010 land area in square miles : 1,192.54

People born in Rensselaer (9)

People born in Rensselaer, including politician Steve Buyer, politician George W. Faris, football player, announcer Tom Harmon, .

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Stations (21)

Amtrak & bus stations near Rensselaer, IN

Code Name Address Type
REN Rensselaer 619 North Cullen Street RAIL
LAF Lafayette station 200 North 2nd St. RAIL
KKI Kankakee 199 South East Ave. RAIL
DYE Dyer station 913 Sheffield Avenue RAIL
GLM Gilman US Hwy 24 & West Wenona St. RAIL

Post offices near Rensselaer

Post Office Name City ZIP
Rensselaer Post Office Rensselaer (IN) 47978

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in Jasper County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Jasper County , IN.

City Name Population Title
DeMotte 3,814 City in Jasper County, Indiana, United States of America
Remington 1,140 Indiana
Wheatfield 880 Township in Jasper County, Indiana
Hanging Grove 227 Township in Jasper County, Indiana

Distance to Other Cities

Rensselaer distances to largest Indiana cities