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Rensselaer, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Rensselaer is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jasper County at latitude 40.9396 and longitude -87.1687. Jasper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Rensselaer, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rensselaer, Indiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Rensselaer indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Rensselaer, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,909
Population in Households 5,645
Population in Familes 4,500
Population in Group Qrtrs 264
Population Density1 1,555
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,365
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,557
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,590 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,440 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 925 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $119,031
Average Home Value $134,510


Median Household Income $44,288
Average Household Income $55,805
Per Capita Income $21,969
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.2% 0.08%
Households 0.29% 0.14%
Families 0.61% 0.05%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   2.75%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 264 61st
Diversity Index2 # 130 81st
Median Household Income # 434 36th
Per Capita Income # 375 45th

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