Rensselaer, IN 47978 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 47978: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rensselaer, IN 47978

Acceptable Alternative
Collegeville, IN 47978

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 446
  • PO Box Addresses: 129
  • Residential Addresses: 4,481
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 130
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,222
  • County: Jasper County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.94, Longitude -87.154
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 47978 has segments in 3 Counties (Jasper, Newton, White).

The ZIP Code database and maps are each updated 4 times per year but with different update cycles. The ZIP Code database was last updated on February 1, 2018 and the ZIP Code maps were last updated on February 1, 2018.

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Rensselaer, IN 47978 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,966
Daytime Population: Workers 7,163
Daytime Population: Residents 5,961
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,124
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 11,298
Population in Familes 9,392
Population in Group Qrtrs 668
Population Density2 42
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $52,097
Average Household Income $64,143
Per Capita Income $24,083


Total Housing Units 4,724 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,955 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,342 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 427 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $141,002
Average Home Value $159,839


Total Households 4,297
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 3,031
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.18% 0.23%
Households 0.05% 0.14%
Families -0.13% 0.02%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Rensselaer, IN 47978 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 47978 to the other 785 ZIP Codes in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 190 76th
Population Density # 605 23rd
Diversity Index # 211 73rd
Median Household Income # 382 51st
Per Capita Income # 469 40th

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