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Jasper County, Indiana

Founded in 1838 and named for Sgt. Jasper, Revolutionary War scout

County Seat: Rensselaer

Largest City: Rensselaer (2019 population: 5,842)

Population per Square Mile: 59.97

Square Miles: 559.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)33,481480.5%6,484,051
Today (2019)33,562490.5%6,731,010
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*38,595400.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.2%37 3.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration16617 3,997
Net International Migration373 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)31410.2%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,906495.7%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)5,8344517.4%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)3,144449.4%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,8274923.3%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,7684926.1%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)6,0834818.1%16.1%
Median Age40.4  Median Age = 37.9

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone118520.4%0.4%
Asian Alone162570.5%2.6%
Black Alone304490.9%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone15490.0%0.1%
White32,5544797.0%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups409471.2%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic31,4934993.8%92.7%
Hispanic2,069326.2%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)12,53350100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,3095218.4%18.5%
Married Without Children4,6894537.4%29.7%
Single Parents1,016498.1%9.3%
Living Alone3,1975225.5%29.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2019 (estimate)13,71351100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)13,55451100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,6015070.8%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$159,70015  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,9325021.6%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$61224  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 5,280490.5%1,111,333
Public5,199480.5%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)22,532490.5%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher88.2%55 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree14.3%67 26.5%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2019$45,7772894.0%48,678
Median Household Income in 201965,35215113.4%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20198.8%7373.9%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1810.9%7972.2%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202018670.3%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 20202,572470.4%659,095
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20202,261530.4%507,739

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2017374500.5%82,170
Births to Teens, 201718640.3%5,152
Deaths, 2017326560.5%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force16,435500.5%3,382,491
Employed15,831500.5%3,273,070
Unemployed604390.6%109,421
Annual Unemployment Rate3.717115.6%3.2
February 2021 Unemployment Rate5.218110.6%4.7

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work15,755100.0%$787,722100.0%$49,998
Wage and Salary12,28278.0%$505,87664.2%$41,188
Farm Proprietors4983.2%$31,7304.0%$63,715
Nonfarm Proprietors2,97518.9%$117,49514.9%$39,494
Farm9275.9%$49,7146.3%$53,629
Nonfarm14,82894.1%$738,00893.7%$49,771
Private13,18083.7%$654,78183.1%$49,680
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,0656.8%$18,5172.4%$17,387
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2421.5%$2,7000.3%$11,157
  Construction1,1007.0%$64,3188.2%$58,471
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,3428.5%$49,1186.2%$36,601
  Information910.6%$5,5830.7%$61,352
  Manufacturing1,62910.3%$127,03816.1%$77,985
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,82711.6%$48,7036.2%$26,657
  Trans., Warehousing1,4179.0%$85,77210.9%$60,531
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)2,139*13.6%*$61,990*7.9%*$28,981*
Government1,64810.5%$83,22710.6%$50,502

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed116100.0%100.0%$28,643$4,988,366
Single-Family11296.6%73.1%$28,152$4,298,385
2-Family43.4%1.6%491$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Jasper County

NamePopulation
in 2019
Percent of County
De Motte4,15912.4%
Remington1,1553.4%
Rensselaer5,84217.4%
Wheatfield8732.6%
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