Rensselaer, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Rensselaer, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Rensselaer had a population of 5,934 as of July 1, 2015. Rensselaer ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rensselaer is located at latitude 40.9396 and longitude -87.1687 in Jasper County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rensselaer (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Jasper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

The City of Rensselaer has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rensselaer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Rensselaer, IN Boundary Map

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Rensselaer, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,934
Population in Households 5,670
Population in Familes 4,509
Population in Group Qrtrs 264
Population Density1 1,562
Diversity Index2 21
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,374
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,563
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,440 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 934 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $128,556
Average Home Value $144,740
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,810
Average Household Income $52,090
Per Capita Income $20,469
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.17%
Households 0.31% 0.23%
Families 0.57% 0.14%
Median Household Income   3.64%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Rensselaer, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rensselaer to the other 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 112 84th
Population Density1 # 260 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 141 79th
Median Household Income # 454 33rd
Per Capita Income # 460 33rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.