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Jasper County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Rensselaer

Largest City: Rensselaer (2017 population: 5,878)

Population per Square Mile: 59.77

Square Miles: 559.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)33,478480.5%6,484,192
Today (2017)33,447490.5%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*36,323430.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.1%35 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1141 -976
Net International Migration948 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)62410.3%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,914495.7%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,9544417.8%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,220449.6%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,7314923.1%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,9314926.7%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)5,6974917.0%15.4%
Median Age39.9  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone127450.4%0.4%
Asian Alone139570.4%2.4%
Black Alone287480.9%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone16410.0%0.1%
White32,4834897.1%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups395461.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic31,4375194.0%93.0%
Hispanic2,010306.0%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)12,09151100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,5464621.1%19.0%
Married Without Children4,4784637.0%30.0%
Single Parents978548.1%9.7%
Living Alone2,8465423.5%28.2%

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 2017 (estimate)13,56751100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)13,35451100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,3005169.6%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$149,10012  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,7915220.9%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$60716  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 5,381470.5%1,110,866
Public5,279450.5%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)22,198480.5%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher87%56 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree16.5%51 24.6%

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 2016$41,1972795.6%43,097
Median Household Income in 201656,03421107.2%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 20169.4%7767.1%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.6%8066.0%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201713810.2%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20172,663530.4%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,076570.4%495,330

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, 2016395490.5%83,063
Births to Teens, 201624590.5%5,294
Deaths, 2016323540.5%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force16,348490.5%3,320,409
Employed15,641490.5%3,203,351
Unemployed707340.6%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate4.312122.9%3.5
September 2018 Unemployment Rate3.2188.9%3.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work16,233100.0%$781,943100.0%$48,170
Wage and Salary12,70278.2%$491,13762.8%$38,666
Farm Proprietors5093.1%$48,5276.2%$95,338
Nonfarm Proprietors3,02218.6%$113,23814.5%$37,471
Farm8585.3%$65,4638.4%$76,297
Nonfarm15,37594.7%$716,48091.6%$46,600
Private13,76084.8%$640,18681.9%$46,525
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1166.9%$18,2442.3%$16,348
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1931.2%$2,4100.3%$12,487
  Construction1,1877.3%$65,4728.4%$55,158
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,4659.0%$52,5566.7%$35,874
  Information1571.0%$8,3371.1%$53,102
  Manufacturing1,5639.6%$133,05417.0%$85,127
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,88411.6%$44,7305.7%$23,742
  Trans., Warehousing1,63310.1%$89,49311.4%$54,803
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)2,892*17.8%*$80,492*10.3%*$27,833*
Government1,6159.9%$76,2949.8%$47,241

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed84100.0%100.0%$18,960$4,583,500
Single-Family84100.0%74.2%$18,960$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
De Motte4,05212.1%
Remington1,1643.5%
Rensselaer5,87817.6%
Wheatfield8402.5%
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